by Dan Gill, LSU AgCenter Horticulturist
Summer heat stresses many plants in our landscapes. Along with other plants, most roses are not especially happy during the extreme heat of mid- to late summer. Come to think of it, neither are most gardeners.
Proper care is important as roses enter this most stressful time of the year. Regular watering, mulching, deadheading and controlling insects, diseases and weeds are the major issues we deal with.