Gardeners: Be aware of rose disease

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Posted: July 26, 2014

The Winchester Star

With a swollen, off-color thorny shoot and pointed leaves, a rose bush exhibits symptoms of rose rosette disease at the Habitat for Humanity office on Baker Street in Winchester.
Cathy Shore of Winchester points out the rose bushes she planted at the Habitat for Humanity office that are now showing signs of rose rosette disease.
These deformed blooms and leaves, affected by the rose rosette disease, are at the Habitat for Humanity office on Baker Street in Winchester.

WINCHESTER — Cases of a plant disease known to be lethal to roses have been cropping up in the area.

Rose rosette disease, believed to be caused by the recently identified rose rosette virus, has...



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