Feeding Floribunda Roses In Northern Illinois - May 2022

A week or so ago, right when they were putting on a bunch of their new growth, I applied the first treatment of fertilizer on our three Disneyland Roses that are planted on the south side of our house.  This is the second year that I've done a feeding program for them and something I mentioned I wanted to keep doing on my 2022 to-do list (#10).   Last year, I used a granular product from Jobe's, but this year when I went to the orange Big Box Nursery, all I could find was this Vigoro granular.  I figured it was fine since the N-P-K were just about the same.

I feed in early May, so this particular bag says that the next time I should feed them is two-to-three months from now, which would mean sometime in July.  And, then again sometime in September.  

One of the other things that I need to remind myself is around companions for these Disneyland Roses.  I covered some ideas last year, when I mentioned Alliums and Nepeta as potential options.  I put down some Allium bulbs, but I should think about adding some mounding-type like Summer Beauty or Millenium out there - if I find them on sale.  Similarly, I've been happy with the Nepeta that we planted IB2DWs earlier this Spring, so I'll keep an eye out for more of those to go over here. 


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