Karen Kemp-Docksteader shared great information on roses and gave many rose growing tips on Garden Chatter. Karen is the Sales & Marketing Manager for Weeks Roses based in Wasco, California. Weeks Roses has 1,200 acres of production and ships over 4 million bareroot roses throughout the United States each year. Karen was a wealth of information on growing roses and trends in the industry.
Below is an outline of the topics we covered with our chat with Karen.
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Bareroot Roses (3:26)
Rose Water Requirements (6:14)
“Distant Drum” Rose (7:25)
Roses Don’t Like Wet Feet (8:30)
“Ketchup and Mustard” Rose (13:46)
Soil Preparation For Roses (17:36)
More Thoughts on Watering Roses (19:45)
Roses In Vineyards as Indicators (20:25)
Fertilizing Roses (23:16)
Japanese Beetle Control (25:25)
Kelp Fertilizers (27:30)
Rose Categories (32:50)
Cleaning Up Around Roses (37:36)
You can watch the complete video replay of our conversation with Karen below,
Meet Our Garden Chatter Guest
Karen has worked with bareroot roses all of her life. She grew up in a family with generations of horticultural experience. She has been the sales manager with Weeks Roses since 2007.
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