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Growing Roses from A-Z (Part II)
If you plant does have blooms remove them as soon as you get the plant home by cutting back to a 5 leaf cluster below the bloom. Avoid buying potted roses where the planting mix has been allowed to dry out or shows signs of disease or insects.
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El Segundo
Top 10 Reasons Why You Can\'t Grow a Rose...Fuhgeddaboudit!!
Do you wish you had some roses now?That's what Dave's Garden is all about. There are volunteers from DG there to help with answers. No one here at DG will ever turn you away with a question either.
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El Segundo
Growing Rugosa Roses
They have the best winter hardiness, next to roses species that are indigenous to cold climates. They also make great hedges an can be easily shaped with a bit of judicious pruning.
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El Segundo
Natural Security
This will also allow for a good breeze in the area. There are many choices that are appropriate for a vast many zones. Are your neighbors getting a little to close to your fence?? This is a rose that grows well, it has sturdy branches and slightly longer...
California
El Segundo
My Rose Article
Of the first and original 21 roses, there are four of which I haven't found names. I planted rose seeds, I started cuttings, I had Stan build two more fences. I gave roses to other people who were discovering that the old roses were easy to grow.
California
El Segundo
Two People, One Garden, and No Plan - Can True Love Conquer All?
I ooh, aah, and exclaim over them, anda week or two later, they're dead roses. He mows down the lilac tree again. My dear, darling, wonderful husband has the job of planting out the perennials I purchase online, even though it might be rainy, cold or...
California
El Segundo
A Special Rose From My Mom
You see, the bushes were put in by the gardeners as a request from my mom, and not really part of the landscape picture.Every week, they were subjected to men wielding trimmers, hoes, rakes, giant power mowers, blowers and a tight schedule.Gradually,...
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El Segundo
Plant Profiles for New Gardeners: The Alba Rose
Gardeners in the southern part of its territory should plan for a larger shrub than northern gardeners. Artists have depicted roses in a number of famous works that resemble albas too.
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El Segundo
Labeling Methods for Seedlings and Garden Plants: What works, what doesn\'t
My favorites come fromwill turn up many manufacturers and a wide range of sizes and styles. For even more durability, you can apply a clear coat of polyurethane or even clear nail polish on top of the lettering.A soft lead pencil works well on both plastic...
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El Segundo
Rose Rosette, Killer With A Double-Edged Sword
Until the last decade or so, rose rosette was not a disease that many gardeners were familiar with. Gardeners embraced these great plants and because of their low maintenance, they were often planted in huge drifts by parks and in commercial landscaping.
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El Segundo
Wild Roses: The Native Roses and Naturalized Roses of North America
(HMF) 'White Prairie rose' is described by the HMF reference American Rose Annual 1921, "Our Native Roses" by Chas. The rose was introduced to the United States and to New Zealand by early colonists.
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El Segundo
Soapy Water for Treating Rose Bushes
Hard water is not effective with insecticidal soaps, which must be used with soft or distilled water. Insecticidal soaps wash away the cuticle--an insect's protective coating--allowing the fatty acids in the soap to penetrate the insect's exterior, causing...
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Santa Monica
When & How Much Should You Prune Knock Out Roses in Georgia?
It's also acceptable to lightly shape the plants during the year, if desired. Knock Out Roses are favorites with gardeners for their easy maintenance and long blooming season. Remove all damaged limbs or sections of the plant damaged by cold temperatures.Knock...
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Santa Monica
How to Get Rid of Bugs on Roses, the Green Way
Of soap into a spray bottle filled with water.Spray mixture directly on the plants with and without the bugs. The bugs will die, and not spread to the other plants if you spray them all.
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Santa Monica
How to Clone Roses
Blow into the bag so that it expands before closing it completely.Place the bag in an area with bright, indirect sunlight and watch for new growth.Remove dead leaves, bud, and fungus if necessary.
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Santa Monica
Are Roses Monocots or Dicots?
These flowers all have a similar look, usually white with five petals, with the exception of the rose, which has many petals. Most plants are divided into two major categories, monocots and dicots.
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Santa Monica
Noisettes: An American Rose with a French Name
It is a lovely rose, and one that I grow in my garden (see photo at left).Noisettes as a rule are extremely fragrant. The first Noisette was named. The color palette of the Noisettes is pastel; they are in varying hues, of apricots, yellows, whites, and...
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El Segundo
How to Keep White Roses From Turning Brown
This includes when you are traveling to your destination site.Store the florist box of white roses in the bottom shelf of the refrigerator. Taking special care when handling your roses can delay the process, allowing you to enjoy the flowers longer.Don't...
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Santa Monica
How Tall Can a Rose Bush Grow?
Miniature roses are bush type roses as well, but they only reach 6 to 24 inches in height.Shrub roses reach 3 to 10 feet in height. In fertile soils, rose bushes grow quickly and vigorously.
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Santa Monica
Genus, Species, and Cultivars, Oh My?
I've talked with many gardeners, green and seasoned, who have a hard time remembering what is what within a botanical name as well as how to use it. Family, Subdivisions and Class: Not a lesson in SocioeconomicsSo if I lost you with all that botanical...
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El Segundo
Enjoy an Underwater garden, Right in Your Own Livingroom!!
There are many different ways to get C02 into the aquarium. They are also safer if you decide to add fish to your jungle.. Probably a few in between. They come in many sizes. Trace elements are the more important.
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El Segundo
Hand-y Watering in the Garden - Hoses and Et-cetera!
Which of these is best for you depends upon the distance over which you wish to use it, the pressure of the water at your spigot, or source, and the amount of water you wish to deliver at the end.
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El Segundo
Have no fear, Earthkind roses are here
The trick to planning a successful rose garden is research. While that is true for some, you can have a lush rose garden without constantly spraying, clipping and worrying. The first and foremost reason is: they have done the research for you.
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El Segundo
Painting the Roses Red
Well suited to smaller gardens or the front of a border, even pots, look for 'Why Not' (1983, Moore) or 'Starina' (1965, Meilland). They are classed as miniatures based on the size of their blooms, but the bushes may grow to 3 feet or more.
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El Segundo
Roses ~ In the Pink
Known as "perpetual" because it reblooms, this one has a lot going for it; disease resistant, hardiness (zone 4!), fragrance, fully double 3" blooms. The gorgeous photo is courtesy of my DG friend, and one of the reasons I purchased this rose.
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El Segundo
Orange You Lovely? Orange You Beautiful? A look at orange roses
As soon as I find a spot for it, it is MINE! (Oh! not Jeanne's, I'm buying my own.) This beautiful rose is 'Polka' (Meilland 1991), a large-flowered climber with an old rose fragrance.
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El Segundo
Rose Rustling: Rounding Up Old Roses
Its blooms sometimes have lighter-colored edges, and it proves that own-root roses can be vigorous too, as it is crowding out that dark red grafted rose in front of it.Many old roses can have sentimental value too, as one of those my sister rooted still...
California
El Segundo
The Yellow Rose of... Wheatfield
So why did I choose this one? I borrowed the excellent photo at left from, the huge plant database here at Dave's Garden, to illustrate the range of color from cream to apricot.I wanted a yellow climber to share a pillar with a blue clematis and I chose...
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El Segundo
Three cheers for your green thumb
If you can't stand not to buy house plants, consider putting your collection of indoor plants outside in a sheltered, shaded spot for the summer. You may as well chuck that label in the trash.
California
El Segundo