Mini Rose Bush Care: Fertilize in early spring, after last & after pruning. Use an even 10-10-10 or 12-12-12 ratio at 1/2 recommended strength every 3 weeks. If outside give more fertilizer: (photosynthesis in direct sunlight). Use high phosphorus fertilizer 2 weeks after 1st leaf buds emerge. Outside: 6 weeks before 1st frost, stop fertilizer & reduce water. If temp below 0, add 1-2" mulch to base. Inside: they need a cool/cold period so they rest. Prune: mid-winter/early spring
How to prune roses - Best site I've seen on rose pruning - includes all types of roses and everything you need to know about pruning, - even a section about fall pruning. "Proper pruning improves the health of your rose bush, prevents disease and encourages better flowering..."
Growing Roses In Containers adds great summer color to your patio year after year. Learn how to grow roses and taking care of them in pots. Growing roses in pots is easier than you might think. Learn all about pruning and fertilizing your roses in containers.
Bananas continue their usefulness even after you've eaten the fruit. The inedible peels provide potassium and magnesium to nutrient-hungry plants, including rose bushes (Rosa spp), which thrive in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 to 11. Some gardeners also swear by banana peels' ability to deter aphids -- the bane of rose...