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Rose Garden and hot weather flowers

Texas A&M AgriLife

Denise and Jan talk about the Rose Garden Open House and some of the activities of the El Paso Master Gardeners in this week’s Good To Grow. They also offer some tips for taking care of roses such as deadheading. Deadheading is the removal of finished blooms in order to encourage further blooms and improve the appearance and shape of the rose. You should deadhead repeat-flowering shrub roses and once flowering shrub roses which don’t produce hips.

To see some photos of the El Paso Municipal Rose Garden visit the El Paso Master Gardeners Facebook.

With the hot weather comes the opportunities to plant hot weather perennials. In the second part of the show, Jan and Denise discuss some perennials such as sunflowers. They also offer some suggestions on lantanas such as Dallas red and golden rod. Other flowers that love hot weather are marigolds and zinnias.

For more information visit the  El Paso County Master Gardeners website for questions, tips and upcoming calendar events.

This program originally aired on April 27, 2024.

Denise S. Rodriguez, County Administrator and Horticulture Extension Agent, is an El Paso native who earned her BS and MS in Horticulture at New Mexico State University. Denise previously worked at the AgriLife Research Center at El Paso where she was part of a research team focusing on determining the drought and salt tolerance of low water use plants in urban horticulture. She has tailored her home gardens to be kid friendly in hopes of inspiring her own children to engage in gardening.
Jan Petrzelka is a voluntter host on Good To grow on Saturdays at 11:15 AM. She is a Master Gardner with the Texas A&M Extension service and conducts workshops on gardening.
Paul Castro has worked in various facets of audio production; producing talk and music shows, managing a community radio station, developing websites and podcasts. As a multimedia producer he enjoys being able to tell stories with a community perspective. He oversees operations and content production for KTEP.
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