Suggested Winter Readings

      Next to rose gardening, my favorite hobby is reading. I can’t get enough books to read although we have already so many books in our home library. Winter is the best time to indulge myself. Here are some books which you might find helpful in the coming season.   Taylor’s Guides – … Continue reading Suggested Winter Readings

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A Rose named after Our Lady of Guadalupe and a Motivational Tip for the Christmas Season

Stay Healthy and Stress free - Stop and Smell the Roses

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In the Rose Gardening World, Our Lady of Guadalupe is a lovely pink Floribunda with 25 petals. Our Lady of Guadalupe Rose blooms are complemented with reddish green leaves and very healthy. It is prolific bloomer and as good if not better than Knock Out roses in my garden.

When it was first introduced, only Jackson and Perkins carried it for a while with part of the sales going to a charity. It is such a lovely rose in the garden. I had two bushes planted in the middle of a formal garden with six roses on the same bed. On one of my Ice Cream Socials at my garden in New York, I showed the rose to the priest who was attending the Ice Cream Social. I also had two American Beauty roses, the priest’s favorite rose on the bed and two Brother Cadfael roses, another pink rose. The…

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A Climbing Rose (Winner’s Circle) and a Tip for a Successful Life

Stay Healthy and Stress free - Stop and Smell the Roses

Winners Circle by Conard Pyle Photo Credit – Conard Pyle

Class: Climber

Date of Introduction: 1997

Hybridizer: William Radler

Registration Name: RADwin

Parentage: RADliv x RADkoswe

Conard Pyle, the introducer of Knock Out Roses also introduced the climbing rose collection of William Radler, the hybridizer of the Knock Out Family of roses. Just like the Knock Out Roses, the climbing roses are also disease resistant. One of these climbing roses is Winner’s Circle™.

This new climber from the breeder of ‘Knock Out’ is sure to become a favorite. Winner’s Circle™ is a bright red climber and can reach a height up to 12 ft. with 4 ft. wide spread. Its blooms average 3.75”, fire-engine red but no fragrance. They are non-fading and can take the heat. It is winter hardy to zone 5. Winner’s Circle™ is floriferous, a vigorous climber with semi-glossy, dark green foliage. Disease resistance is excellent. In the fall the foliage turns…

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American Rose Society and San Diego Rose Society honor our veterans

The American Rose Society just had their National Convention and Rose Show in San Diego and with plenty of roses after the convention, the San Diego Rose Society who was host to the convention did a wonderful job to pay tribute to our veterans by decorating their graves with roses, our national floral emblem. Thank … Continue reading American Rose Society and San Diego Rose Society honor our veterans

WHY ROSES HAVE THORNS

    When the world much young, rose flower not same like now; not gottum smell, no got stickums on stem. One sun, rose flower say to Great Spirit, “Great Spirit, me no happy.” Great Spirit say, “Why you no happy, rose flower?” Rose flower say, “When me look most best, dumb cow come and … Continue reading WHY ROSES HAVE THORNS

ROSE GLOSSARY

    Here is a Rose Glossary to help you understand some rose terms and enjoy your rose gardening hobby to the fullest.   AARS – All American Rose Selections ADR rose - a winner in the German ADR rose trial (Allgemeine Deutsche Rosenneuheitenprüfung). No chemical pesticides have been allowed since 1997. ARC – American … Continue reading ROSE GLOSSARY

Rosey things to do in September and October

        Warm, sunny days and cool nights make our roses bloom larger and more brilliantly colored. However, we still have to do our part to make it happen. The summer heat typically continues into the month of September in the Charleston area. Up north where I came from, the temperature usually cools … Continue reading Rosey things to do in September and October