Overwintering Roses Like Shrubs
Shirley Thompson lives just north of Boston, MA and experiences the typical New England freeze/thaw cycles many northern climates get. She has developed a very practical solution for protecting her roses during the winter. It's easy to do and has the bonus of adding compost and organic material to the soil come spring. But, I've...
How Long Should I Leave A Rose That Appears Dead From a Freeze.
This happens more often than you think. You get a late freeze, a rose appears dead on top with all brown canes. You ask yourself how long should you leave it there to see if it grows back. The answer is longer than you might think and this video explains what I'm talking about.
Interesting Happenings on my Claire Jacqueir After A Freeze
We hard a strange winter in 2022/2023 including a cold snap (for us) that killed a good portion of the top of my Claire Jacquier Climbing Rose. I thought it was a goner until this happened.
Getting Your Garden Ready For Spring
While we don't often think of working in our garden in the winter there are some things you can do well before spring to set your garden up for a great season. In this video I did with Jackson & Perkins I give you some tips on doing just that. https://www.youtube.com/embed/pnh1V8mq_MI
Late Season Freeze Warning!
It's March 13, 2023 and I had a freeze warning flash on my phone. My roses are leafed out and three weeks early. Should I panic! Not necessarily and in this video I'll show you why might not need to either. The key is understanding two things. Liquids expand when they freeze. It can take...