General Care

Deadheading

The climbing rose Colonial White in full bloom along a porch roof. Deadheading should be the simple process of removing old blooms from your roses to encourage new ones. Yet, even this has become far more complicated than it should.  You've likely read the rules.  Deadhead down to a five leaflet leaf set, on an...

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Disease

Garden Roses can add grace to any kind of building! I realize we’re about to wade into a minefield here.  There are many different opinions about spraying for disease, and we’re not going to say this one is better than that one.  We are just going to tell you what works for us with Garden...

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Feeding

A great way to hide a lampost! There is a ton of information out there on feeding roses.   Most of it quite complicated and involves using all kinds of different products on a military like time timetable. They are fine if you exhibit roses, grow them for the florist industry or just enjoy doing it. ...

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Mulching

The garden at Peter Beales Roses in the UK Never under estimate the importance of mulch when it comes to plants. Mulch helps keep the soil moist, loose and at an even temperature for your plants root zone. Additionally it can provide some winter protection.  A good layer of mulch is vital to growing good...

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What Is A “Sucker”?

Dr Huey. The most widely used understock in the United States and can take over a garden You hear the term “sucker” a lot when it comes to roses but many people are not really sure what it actually means. So with the spring bloom coming on I thought I’d take a moment to talk...

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Own Root Roses’ First Season

R. Californica Plena You've purchased our first own-root rose in a band or pot, planted it and it's doing well.  Of course, you want to make sure it continues to do well and we've put together a video for you with tips on getting your rose through it's first season. You will learn a few...

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Watering

Weeping Standards add height and stunning focal point to any garden A page devoted to watering your roses seems a little silly, right?  After all roses need water like any other plant so just give them water. Not so fast. Of course roses need water, but how you water them can make quite a difference...

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Grooming A Rose During The Growing Season.

Regular grooming keeps your roses in check and looking their best There seems to be this general rule that you can't trim roses during the year.  This is supposedly saved only for "pruning time".  Not true, really. Roses, like all plants, can be trimmed all season long to keep them from getting overgrown and messy.  In fact,...

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Attracting Beneficial Insects

Attracting beneficial insects to your garden is very important. They will help keep any pest issues under control without the use of insecticides. But, more important than attracting them is keeping them! Three things are the key to attracting them. Food, shelter and water. This video explains why and how to establish your garden as...

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