Like any other plant, your roses require some basic maintenance. Gardening- caring for rose bushes in particular, has certain yearly tasks that gardeners should perform to keep their rose plants in good shape. The calendar that follows outlines routine tasks for gardening; caring for rose bushes all year long, to improve their longevity and health. This calendar was developed for USDA zones 7 and 8. You may have to adjust a bit if you live in a much warmer or colder zone.