With supportive weather, the roses around the club house are in full bloom. Many members have been inquiring as to what types of roses they are and how we maintain them. The following is a brief overview of our rose program.

For starters, every winter we perform a hard pruning of the plants. When spring breaks, we fertilize with Rose Tone found at most traditional garden centers (typically not Lowes or Home Depot). Though not vital, we also treat every 2-3 weeks with fungicides and insecticides throughout summer.

As for the varieties, Pink Climbing Rose ‘Zephirine Drouhin’ is located on post & rail fence by 18 north chip green. This classic old-fashioned climber offers large, heavily fragranced semi-double pink blooms. It blooms heavily in the spring and then repeats with a lighter bloom in late summer. It is popular for fragrance, mildew resistance and tolerates shade.

‘Double Knock Out’ roses are located on the top of the wall planting by the practice putting green. This rose is the next generation of the Knock Out roses featuring fully double red flowers that look like a classic rose. Even more winter hardy and the same maintenance free disease resistance as the original Knock Out roses.