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    Hundreds of rose bushes have been removed at the Tulsa Rose Garden after being stricken by rose rosette. Experts say if caught early enough, the disease may be pruned out of plants, but it's usually best to remove the infected bush, roots and all. CORY YOUNG/Tulsa World

Posted: Friday, October 11, 2013 12:00 am

A disease is killing the roses at Tulsa Municipal Rose Garden and other public sites, and for now, there's little anyone can do to stop it.

"We're looking at losing up to about 1,500 of our inventory of 3,000 — so about half of the roses," said Mark Linholm, a Tulsa Parks Department horticulturist who oversees the garden near 21st Street and Peoria Avenue.

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1 comment:

  • David Dymond posted at 7:54 am on Fri, Oct 11, 2013.

    wvudnd-150 Posts: 577

    [sad]Bad news, indeed--hope it doesn't spread nationally. One who grows many flowers in his yard, I never got into roses, the favorite of many folks. This summer has been terrible with insect invasions, though- --mosquitos, fleas, roaches, etc. Could our very dry summer be a big factor? We've always heard that moisture, not dryness, encourages these pests![sad]

     

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