WHY DO WE GROW ROSES?

Why do you want to grow roses?   We grow them because of their beauty and their fragrance. Florist roses for the most part do not have fragrance. My two sons will never buy me roses for Mother's Day or my birthday or even Valentine's Day. I got See's chocolates yesterday, my favorite. They think … Continue reading WHY DO WE GROW ROSES?

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Formal Gardens – Part I

    As rosarians, we are in constant pursuit of a rose garden whenever and wherever we are. During the rose peak blooming season, we love to see all rose gardens we can possibly see.  In this pursuit, we come across all types of garden designs.   On most of the public gardens we see, … Continue reading Formal Gardens – Part I

ROSE COMPANION PLANTS – SPRING BULBS

Do roses need companion plants? Absolutely. More and more gardeners are utilizing companion plants with roses. It is proven that monoculture of roses invites more harmful insects into a rose garden. The results is spraying more and more chemicals to drive the harmful insects away. On the other hand, we are killing the beneficial insects … Continue reading ROSE COMPANION PLANTS – SPRING BULBS

YES, YOU CAN grow beautiful roses!

So you want to grow beautiful roses but can you do it? The resounding answer is YES, YOU CAN grow beautiful roses!   If you follow the following Basic Rose Culture, you’ll be on your way to have beautiful roses in your garden: Buy only strong healthy plants. Buy your roses from reliable sources. Rose … Continue reading YES, YOU CAN grow beautiful roses!

The Dog Days of Summer

Summer is officially here and with the crazy weather we are experiencing lately, it could mean very hot, hazy and humid conditions with a sputtering of thunderstorms. Summer also means outdoors, parties, vacation and what happens to your poor roses. The Rose Show is over and do you think you can relax a little bit. … Continue reading The Dog Days of Summer