Training Roses

Pegging Roses

Flowers will appear along the cane of a pegged rose. Pegging is simply taking the arching canes of a large shrub rose and tying them back down to the ground, or even back to the plant itself. We do this for a couple of reasons.  First, it keeps the rose under control.  Second, it creates...

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Training Climbing Roses On A Trellis

Train the canes of climbing roses as horizontal as possible to get a wall of flowers effect. I know this has happened to you.  You buy a climbing rose, plant it, train the canes straight up the trellis and the rose only blooms way up at the top.  Not the wall of roses you imagined!...

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Pillaring A Climbing Rose

Parure d'Or a Delbard rose trained on a pillar. We love climbing roses.  But, like many gardeners we've run out of fences, walls and arbors to put them on.  There is an easy solution to putting a climbing rose anywhere you want and it's called pillaring. Basically, you install a structure and then wrap the...

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Filling An Arbor With Roses

The arbor on our farm as the roses begin to grow in. In a few years they will completely fill it up. When I put my first climbing roses an an arbor I noticed after a few years it had lots of blooms across the top but very little up the side. In trying to...

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