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Member of the American Rose Society. ARS Consulting Rosarian. ARS Accredited Rose Show Judge (Horticulture). Member (Past President) of the Jersey Shore Rose Society. Penn-Jersey District Coordinator for Roses in Review (RIR).
I grow HTs, minis, mini-floras, floribundas, a couple of shrubs, couple of polyanthas, and three OGRs. I like about any rose except reds. I have grown roses for 18 years. Also herbs, lavender, thymes, sages. Oriental lilies.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, have lived in Monmouth County, NJ for 28 years. I am 5 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean and 1/3 mile south of the Navesink River. Majority of the roses are in a south-facing bed, with almost no blocking from the west. Extremely humid conditions during the summer. Blackspot, Japanese Beetles and Rose Midge are common, powdery mildew is less common. I do spray pesticides (fungicides on a regular basis; insecticides as needed, but I do a preventive treatment for midge). My spray program is Banner Maxx (Bonide Infuse has the same active ingredient), mixed with mancozeb, Response (a liquid seaweed fertilizer) and Indicate5 (a pH balancer with sticker properties, which helps keep the mixture on the leaves). I spray every 14 days, starting about a week after pruning until early October (I get tired of spraying by that time).
Go (Frankford High) Pioneers!!! Go (Temple) Owls!!! Go (Michigan) Wolverines!!!
I live in: United States
My zone is: 7a/6b
My favorite forum 1 is Roses.
My favorite forum 2 is Antique Roses.
First registered on October 09,2001.