Caring For Your Roses

Rose Growing Success Tips

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017 in Caring For Your Roses, Planting Your Roses | Comments Off on Rose Growing Success Tips

Here are five success tips for growing and caring for your roses … Plant In A Sunny Location: Roses need at least six hours of sun per day, so plant them in a location where they’ll get full benefit from the sun … We tend to plant them where they will face west or south so they’ll get afternoon sun (at least in the Midwest!) Adequate Drainage: Wherever you decide to plant your roses, make sure it’s an area where they will have adequate drainage … What this means is to make sure any excess water will drain off naturally. Roses do not like to sit in pools...

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How To Plant Roses: Drainage Tips

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017 in Caring For Your Roses, Planting Your Roses, Rose Growing Tips | 0 comments

One lesser known aspect of planting roses is making sure the area you’re planting them in has adequate drainage … What does this mean? Well, as much as roses enjoy being watered, they don’t like to sit in a pool of water that can’t drain off … So when you choose your planting location, you’ll […]

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One lesser known aspect of planting roses is making sure the area you’re planting them in has adequate drainage … What does this mean? Well, as much as roses enjoy being watered, they don’t like to sit in a pool of water that can’t drain off … So when you choose your planting location, you’ll have to be sure that any excess water (rain) will drain off in a reasonable period of time. Here’s the best way to check … First, decide on a tentative location to plant your roses. Then, go ahead and dig the hole intended for your rose plant. But...

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How To Prune Roses

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in Caring For Your Roses, Pruning Your Roses, Rose Growing Tips | 0 comments

Every rose plant needs some pruning and trimming.  If you neglect these jobs, the rose is not likely to stay healthy, flower as well, or look very good … Pruning roses can be confusing. Heavy pruning tends to stimulate fewer but larger flowers – especially on hybrid tea roses. Lightly pruned roses generally have thicker, […]

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Every rose plant needs some pruning and trimming.  If you neglect these jobs, the rose is not likely to stay healthy, flower as well, or look very good … Pruning roses can be confusing. Heavy pruning tends to stimulate fewer but larger flowers – especially on hybrid tea roses. Lightly pruned roses generally have thicker, denser foliage and a large number of slightly smaller flowers on shorter stems … General pruning principles apply to all roses, but there are some differences between classes. The closer one gets to species and shrub roses the less severe the pruning...

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Planting Roses: Location Tips

Posted by on Jun 10, 2017 in Caring For Your Roses, Planting Your Roses | Comments Off on Planting Roses: Location Tips

So you’re ready to plant roses and now comes the key decision … Where is the best location for roses? There are a few tips you should know, but the two most important factors are sun and water … If your roses receive plenty of sun and are properly watered, they’ll have a great chance […]

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So you’re ready to plant roses and now comes the key decision … Where is the best location for roses? There are a few tips you should know, but the two most important factors are sun and water … If your roses receive plenty of sun and are properly watered, they’ll have a great chance to flourish. When choosing where to plant roses, here are the factors to consider: Direct Sun You’ll need to choose a location where your roses will receive about 6 hours of sunlight per day. If you live in a cool climate, afternoon sun is a better choice … Conversely, if you...

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Prevent Rose Pests and Diseases

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Caring For Your Roses, Prevent Rose Pests And Diseases, Rose Growing Tips | Comments Off on Prevent Rose Pests and Diseases

The very best way to avoid rose diseases is to plant varieties that are disease resistant.  That’s what we want:  low maintenance, easy care roses … In recent years I stopped spraying my roses with chemicals…for the sake of our health and our dog friends. I now use organic sprays, homemade tonics, and enlist the […]

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The very best way to avoid rose diseases is to plant varieties that are disease resistant.  That’s what we want:  low maintenance, easy care roses … In recent years I stopped spraying my roses with chemicals…for the sake of our health and our dog friends. I now use organic sprays, homemade tonics, and enlist the help of beneficial bugs to keep my roses humming and strumming.  I like the Bayer Advanced non-synthetic Natria line, especially the Insect-Disease-Mite spray … Also, good cultural care can reduce the number of challenges your roses will present each season...

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