Rose Care & Accessories
Gorgeous Rose Blooms Can Be Yours
Beautiful roses start with soils and fertilizers designed specfically for roses and continues with easy, periodic care. At SummerWinds Nursery, we have all the tools you need to plant, grow and care for your roses so they can be as healthy, virbrant and fragrant as possible!
Rose Planting Kit
Ready to plant your new roses? We recommend these products to ensure your success!
Rose & Flower Potting or Planting Mix
E.B. Stone Organics Rose & Flower Potting or Planting is a versatile mix that can be used as a ready-to-use potting soil or as a soil amendment. This slightly acidic, 100% natural and organic mix was blended specifically for growing roses and flowers. Registered cdfa organic input material.
E.B. Stone Organics Sure Start 4-6-2 fertilizer is ideal for newly transplanted plants. It will give your roses a great start and encourage the development of strong roots. Registered cdfa.
Rose & Flower Food
E.B. Stone Organics Rose & Flower Food 5-6-3 fertlilzer is a blend of quality ingredients specifically designed to encourage healthy growth and flowering in roses, perennials and other flowering plants. An excellent source of slow-release nitrogen, this fertilizer contains: Blood Meal, Feather Meal, Bone Meal, Dried Chicken Manure, Bat Guano, Alfalfa Meal, Kelp Meal, Potassium Sulfate, Humic Acids and Soil Microbes (including Mycorrhizal Fungi). Registered cdfa organic input material.
Winter Rose Care
In January, we recommend the following care for optimal roses:
1. Prune back your roses.
2. In the following order, apply these items to your roses to condition the soil and promote sturdy spring blooms:
E.B. Stone Organics Alfalfa Meal 2-0-3 is a gentle organic fertilizer that is an ideal supplement for all planting types. Offers a natural and organic source of readily available nutrients for your garden plants. An ideal supplement to your regular fertilizing, as well as for flower and rose gardens, and vegetable beds. Add to compost piles to help accelerate decomposition. Registered CDFA organic input material. Apply acccording to label.
Sul Po Mag
E.B. Stone Naturals Sul Po Mag 0-0-20 (also known as langbenite), is a naturally occurring crystalline material. An excellent source of readily available sulfur, potassium and magnesium. Contains Sulfate of Potash Magnesia. Apply according to label.
E.B. Stone Organics Earthworm Castings are a natural organic soil conditioner that helps loosen hard soils, improve soil aeration and conserve water. An excellent addition to native soils. Registered CDFA organic input material. We recommend adding a 1/8" - 1/4" layer.
Rose & Flower Potting or Planting Mix
Finally, we recommend adding a 1/2" to 1" layer around the drip line of the plant in a 2-3 ft. diameter.
(See above product description for additional information.)
Spring Rose Care
To fertilize your roses and control insects and diseases, we recommend a springtime application of:
BioAdvanced All-In-One Rose & Flower Care
Bayer - BioAdvanced All-In-One Rose & Flower Care is a systemic that acts as a 3 in one solution. One application protects for 6 weeks!
- Fertilizer - Promotes strong roots and beautiful blooms
- Insect Control - Aphids, Caterpillars, Japanese Beetles and more
- Disease Control - Black spot, powdery mildew, rust and southern blight.
Or, for Organic rose care we recommend:
Rose Rx 3 in 1
Bonide Rose Rx® (3-in-1), is an insecticide, fungicide and miticide for organic gardening. It controls plant disease, mites, and all stages of insect life cycles. For use on roses, flowers and more.
Tomato & Vegetable Ready to Use
Bonide Tomato & Vegetable Ready to Use is a 3-in-1 spray that kills aphids, mites, bugs, scale, caterpillars, whitefly, thrips, scab, rust, powdery mildew, leaf spots, blight, brown rot, and other listed insects and diseases.
Rose & Flower Food
E.B. Stone Organics Rose & Flower Food 5-6-3 fertlilzer is a blend of quality ingredients specifically designed to encourage healthy growth and flowering in roses, perennials and other flowering plants. An excellent source of slow-release nitrogen. (See above description for additional information.)
Tip: To encourage more blooms, remember to deadhead your roses and cut off the old blooms once they're spent.
Planting & Care
Here are some overall tips for the planning and care of most roses. For details about the care of the specific rose varieties in your garden, speak with one of our Trusted Garden Advisors today.
- Light Needs: Plant your roses in full sun (an area that receives a minimum of 6 hours of sun.)
- Spacing: Don't crowd your roses when you plant. Roses prefer some airflow, which will help to prevent diseases.
- Multitasking Mulch: A couple of inches of mulch over the soil surrounding your plant will help deter weeds, help keep diseases from splashing up on the leaves or your roses and will help your roses hold moisture in between waterings.
- Compost: A healthy layer of organic material, such as compost, will encourage beneficial microbes, in addition to maintaining or improving the health of your roses.
- Pest & Disease Mitigation: See the products listed above (under Spring Rose Care) to mitigate insects and diseases. We also offer BioAdvanced Rose & Flower Insect Killer. In addition, beneficial insects like Lady Bugs and Praying Mantises are available seasonally and can help deter unwanted insects.
Additional Products for Roses
Your local SummerWinds also carries these products, and more, to help you grow beautiful roses:
E.B. Stone Organics Bone Meal provides a long lasting source of phosphorous for the garden. It is an ideal transplanting fertilizer and an excellent natural source of phosphorous which is essential to plant growth and helps to stimulate root formation.
Bonide Copper Fungicide controls powdery mildew, downy mildew, black spot, peach leaf curl, rust, and other listed diseases. Perfect for use on roses, vegetables, fruits, nuts, herbs, ornamentals, and turf. Incredibly easy to apply.
Bonide Neem Oil (3-in-1) is an insecticide, fungicide and miticide for organic gardening. Controls plant disease, mites and all stages of insect life cycles. Ideal for use on roses.
Scotts Super Bloom water soluble plant food help plants bloom. It feeds plants instantly and is safe—it won't burn your plants when used as directed. Use it on outdoor flowers, fruiting plants, containers, and bed areas. Contains high phosphorus to help plants bloom. Feed every 1-2 weeks for best results.
Pottery, Pruners, Gloves, Trellises & More
We have an assortment of beautiful pots perfect for container roses. Plus, we have tools such as shovels, rose pruners and rose pruning gloves to make pruning, clearing out debris, and cutting roses easy! We also offer trellises perfect for climbing roses, and stakes and twist ties and tie tape to support tree roses.
Watch our How-to Videos or click on the buttons below to learn more about roses and how to care for them.