Roses Have Some Growth That Does Not Bloom

Question From: Dearborn Heights, Michigan, United States
Q: Some of my roses have growth on them that won't bloom. Part of the rose blooms but some other growth won't. why would they do that and is there something I should be doing? thank you Doris Agius

A: Older canes become hardened and don't allow growth of blooming canes to emerge. Cut the non-blooming canes back to a couple of inches. Make the cuts a quarter of an inch above and outside bud. Fertilize with an organic product, such as Neptune's Harvest Fish and Kelp fertilizer, and sprinkle a handful of Epsom Salts around the surface of the mulch or soil. Water it in and mulch with wood chips if you have not already. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy.