Rose Growing Tips

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 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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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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More Rose & Gardening Resources

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Rose Growing Tips | 0 comments

Do you live in the Zone 5 or 6 growing area? Here’s our sister site that’s chock full of Zone 5 & Zone 6 gardening tips … you’ll find it at FlowerChick.com … I even wrote a book of seasonal garden tips! At FlowerChick.com, you will find a series of helpful articles about creating and […]

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Do you live in the Zone 5 or 6 growing area? Here’s our sister site that’s chock full of Zone 5 & Zone 6 gardening tips … you’ll find it at FlowerChick.com … I even wrote a book of seasonal garden tips! At FlowerChick.com, you will find a series of helpful articles about creating and maintaining a dog friendly garden … We added these articles for our fellow dog lovers. If you love dogs and you also love to garden (and sometimes the two hobbies clash!), these articles offer practical advice and helpful suggestions for creating and maintaining a dog...

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