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Rose Rosette, Killer With A Double-Edged Sword
Gardeners embraced these great plants and because of their low maintenance, they were often planted in huge drifts by parks and in commercial landscaping. Even if rose rosette isn't in your own garden, if it is in your neighborhood, your roses are at...
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Have no fear, Earthkind roses are here
While that is true for some, you can have a lush rose garden without constantly spraying, clipping and worrying. Antoine Mari photo courtesy of marcir from helpmefind.comCecile Brunner photo1 courtesy of Calif_Sue and photo 2 Heidi Soroken
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Roses ~ In the Pink
The fragrance is very mild and it is susceptible to mildew, but with the stunning color and form this rose can be forgiven almost anything.(1990, Moore) is a beautiful deep pink mini from Ralph Moore, the father of the miniature rose.
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Orange You Lovely? Orange You Beautiful? A look at orange roses
I never cared for orange flowers. These 3 photos are Jeanne's with her kind permission.I will close with the 'Disneyland Rose' (Zary/Walden, 2004). Nearly as popular as it's namesake, it is a floribunda that will grow to almost 5' and be in almost perpetual...
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Rose Rustling: Rounding Up Old Roses
Please don't delay getting those cuttings or suckers however.One of my aunts had quite a few old roses, and I vaguely recall that she gave me some cuttings years ago.Either I didn't properly know what to do with them yet, or that was one of those years...
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The Yellow Rose of... Wheatfield
Yellow roses bring light to your garden. Yellow roses are more prone to disease than other colors and rugosas are more disease resistant than other roses. There weren't enough blossoms at one time last year to cut, but perhaps a bouquet will be possible...
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Purple Roses Majesty
It repeat blooms well, has a mature height of 3' to 4' and is hardy to zone 5. The name gives it away; strong, fruity fragrance! The bush is a 4' rebloomer with medium to large blooms with 20-25 petals.
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Harvesting and Using Rose Hips for Tea
I added a bit of honey after my initial taste test and was quite pleased with the results and intend to experiment with other teas now! They are high in Vitamin C and antioxidants and many gardeners love to use them in teas, marmalades and oils.
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Skyscape Roses
Also Peter Beals. It grew out the top of the tree and cascaded again to the ground--like a giant floral fountain at the edge of an overgrown wooded pasture.'American Pillar' was the first rose I'd seen climbing a tree.
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Love Across the Miles
Her stories inspire so many and she represents the absolute best part of gardening - the story and human connection behind what we do. If ever there was a rose that should be in every garden in the world, the Peggy Martin rose would be it.
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Minnie and the Rose Cuttings
I had a few short cuttings last fall and buried them with two nodes, while leaving two nodes (in one case, I left only one node) outside. I started to watch Minnie, immediately after I'd put the bottles back, so I could scold her and make her understand...
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Ralph Moore ~ Father of the Modern Miniature Rose
'[But] Texas A&M professor of horticulture David Byrne envisions a program that will not only use Moore's discoveries in genetics but will also continue to sell his miniature roses to the public.'Byrne also plans gardens and classes because Moore was...
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I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
I ordered a total of 54 plants initially, which grew to more than 70 by the end of the summer.All that was left was to meet with the landscape designer. I didn't have a budget for my rose garden ...
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Natural Security
Take the time to design your secure-scape and then just dive in. You do not want to plant bushes that you will have to spend serious money on, only to have them die off in a few months or at the first frost.
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All-America Rose Selections for 2008
If you're looking for a quality rose that has been time tested look for the AARS logo.Images and plant facts courtesy of All American Rose Selections All-America Rose Selections is a designation given to roses that have passed a very rigorous evaluation.These...
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A rose garden in Baleyssagues
Large stone slabs and wooden benches, garden chairs and trunk slumps are available for the visitors who want to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and have a small rest before discovering more.George's daughter, Veronique, is the one who will guide you through...
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A Gift from the Heart, Across the Miles
It took me awhile to get the top opened, and when I did, all I could see was bubble wrap, so I slowly removed it. My birthday is November 20, and I did my annual birthday walk around in my yard.
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Dish Flower Patterns: Part I
In the next article we will take a look at some of the other popular floral designs such as the Blue Onion, Blue Willow and Blue Tulip that were in use.Devon Spray Roses Detail of Devon Spray Blue Ridge RosesW.S. George "Derwood " 1898 Detail of Derwood...
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Growing Rugosa Roses
They also make great hedges an can be easily shaped with a bit of judicious pruning. Allow to completely dry, then store in an air-tight jar in a cool, dark place. Check the taste and add more sugar if desired.
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Quest for the Black Rose
Then it gets interesting... The question is always out there. Where can I find one? Black clothing, black nail polish, black lipstick and hair. Certainly it would provide a definitive contrast to white flowers.
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Sean McCann: A Rosarian
That is a lot to pay for lunch, but I had come to see Sean so I signed up for the luncheon. Sean McCann has hybridized more than 90 roses. Here is an account of that time, in his words:I talked my husband into driving me to New Orleans for the American...
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Helen Hayes: the woman and the rose
Consider factors such as the amount of wind your chosen rose garden site will receive. Beautiful work!The Helen Hayes rose and Hybrid Tea rose photographs are from my gardens.The photographs of Helen Hayes, the woman, are public domain.The photograph...
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My Favorite Climbing Rose, \
No matter how often or how inexpertly I prune it, it responds with loads of vigorous growth and dozens of beautiful blooms.If you love roses but have been reluctant to try one in your garden, because your yard is too shady, or you're afraid roses are...
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My Rose Article
Several had been moved down below the barn by the former owners and subsequently surrounded by a stone pile. I don't have a problem with bees, but it fits into the rhyme scheme, and to say I don't like roses is a little strong, but they are sometimes...
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Plant Profiles for New Gardeners: The Alba Rose
Artists have depicted roses in a number of famous works that resemble albas too. For this reason, vendors still. It blooms during the month of May in my garden and the fragrance spreads throughout my 4 acres.
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Mini Rose Rescue
When fall arrived, I decided to leave them out of curiosity. Not true!! Although not recommended as a houseplant, they are sold as such. I make the same moat around all of my newly planted seedlings as well).
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Growing Roses from A-Z (Part III)
I apply it when I first prune in the spring and reapply it every 5-6 weeks during the growing season with the last application the 2or 3 rd week in August here in USDA zone 6. I add compost and a handful of bone meal or super phosphate to the planting...
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Wild Roses: The Native Roses and Naturalized Roses of North America
Rose Hips Part II. In Walter Lewis [18] notes the prevalance of white coloured petals over light pinks or rose pink in his description of the species.(HMF) Dwarf rose, Little Woods Rose, grows only 20 to 40 inches in height.
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A Child\'s Christmas Tree
A very large hole was dug and the tree was planted firmly into the ground. Brambles and various weeds and wild flowers had taken over this bit of earth and it was going to take some work to get it up to par.Let me say this about brambles.
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