We all know that gardening in Colorado is a challenge. Growing roses in Colorado can be extremely challenging, for beginners especially. I decided with Mother’s day right around the corner we would talk about the care of Hybrid tea roses in Colorado.
I always wait until May 1st to prune my roses and the reason for that is; I have found that if they are pruned too early, they start to grow too fast if we have warm weather. Pruning them later seems to hold off growth that could potentially get zapped by a frost. I also wait until May 15th to fertilize for the first time.