Re: Fertilizing roses
Applying fertilizers, organic or inorganic must be dealt with caution. Although its organic, it does not mean applying too much of it will not damage our plants. We have to understand the basics of what are plants need on a case to case basis. Although we have a general purpose fertilizers, which consist of all the three nutrients needed for plant growth, we need to understand what kind of fertilizer to apply for a specific purpose. Like if our plants is on its growing stage, we must not apply a general purpose fertilizer, hence we must apply a nitrogen base fertilizer that is much need for plant growth. The three following chemical compounds may give you an idea of what plant nutrients are needed for specific plant development:
 Nitrogen – This is the main nutrient for new green growth. This is especially important for plants that are mostly all leaf such as grasses. As a result the ratio for lawn fertilizers has a higher 1st ratio number meaning more nitrogen in the mix.
 Phosphorus – This nutrient promotes good root development and strengthens the flower or plant. It also results in increased blooms on flowers so lots of phosphorus is great for bulbs and perennials. Fertilizers higher in phosphorus have a higher 2nd number in the ratio.
 Potassium – This builds strong and healthy plants & flowers and improves the overall health of the flora.
Based from that, you can plan your fertilizer application all year round. best of luck.
“One who plants a garden, plants happiness.”
~~ Rose Moore