Baldo's Rose Pruning Tips for the Northern California
Baldo's Best Roses for the Sacramento Area
Rose Reflections Newsletter for November 2016
Welcome to the Sacramento Rose Website
This website is designed to provide the most
complete source of rose information and listing of rose
events in the Sacramento Valley Area. It was built and maintained
by entomologist and rosarian Baldo Villegas. This is the
home for the Sacramento
Rose Society, Inc., the
Sierra Foothills Rose Society, Inc., and
Baldo's Bugs, Roses and Cats Website.
In January 2009 I wrote some rose culture information that
I've had in this website for many years. The new culture tips reflects how I have changed since I started growing
roses. Please start with my revolutionary approach to rose pruning which can be adapted to most
types of roses. If you follow my advice and if you have seen me give pruning demonstrations, you will find out
that I do things differently than what everyone else recommonds or what the rose books tell you to do in pruning your roses. I claim that you can prune
most roses (except climbers and some overgrown, neglected roses) in three (3) minutes or less! My pruning tips
are summarized in a one page PDF file. I will be covering a few of the BAD HABITS OR BAD TIPS in the rosecare
section of this website. I also included a monthly calendar
schedule for the whole year for growing beautiful roses. For those looking for new roses to add to the garden
I updated the list of my top 100+ roses that I recommend for the Sacramento area. All of them can be found in various
areas of this website and in the rose care section. If you agree or disagree, send me an email and tell me about it.
Please browse the many pages in this website.
For your convenience, all major folders in this website
can be accessed through the links on the left hand of this
page. If you don't see something that you are looking for,
feel free to look around in these folders as there should
be a link to that information from there.
This website is actively maintained and timely information
is constantly being added especially to the websites of
the Sacramento and Sierra Foothills Rose Societies. If there
is something that you are looking for and you still can't
find it, don't hesitate to email or call one of our Consulting
Rosarians or Rose Judges listed under each of the rose societies.
There is a team of consulting rosarians that will try to
answer your question promptly and courteously. Please give
us as much background information as possible starting with
the city where you are located, the nature of the problem,
the actions that you have taken and/or products that you
have used in your garden. If you have a digital camera,
take some pictures of the problem and attach the pictues to an email. If the files are more than one megabyte, please only attach one picture per email so that the emails can upload/download more effectively. We always welcome pictures along a description of the problem. This will allows to better
diagnose the problem and giving you the best answer to your question.
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