Winter Rose Care

There are multiple methods for providing winter protection to roses. These guidelines provide an overview of the options and include enough information to successfully winter rose plants in cold climates. Rose Hardiness Roses vary quite a bit in their cold hardiness across different rose classes and even among different varieties in the same class. Gardeners in cold climates should take care to choose varieties appropriate for their hardiness zone, to minimize the need for too much extensive winter protection. All but the hardiest shrub roses may require protection when grown in cold climates where winter temperatures fall below 0°F (zone […]

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Rose Pests – Identification & Solutions

New and experienced rose growers know, there are a number of insect pests that are attracted to roses. These pests may affect flower development, the foliage or overall quality of a rose bush. These pests are not likely to destroy an entire plant, but they can severely damage or stunt parts of the plant. Any cosmetic damage done to your rose bush is unwanted! Regular inspection of your roses is important in order to minimize any damaging effects of insects. You may find evidence of leaf chewing, damage from piercing and sucking insects or other suspicious damage to a plant. […]

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Guide to the Meaning of Rose Colors

The traditional gift on Valentine’s Day is a bouquet of roses. Roses come in a wide variety of colors. Each rose color has a unique meaning. Listed below are the most popular 11 rose colors and what they symbolize. The red rose is the most popular color given on Valentine’s Day. It symbolizes love, romance, and beauty. A red rose is a perfect gift for your loved one. Pink roses are another popular choice of Valentine’s Day. The pink rose means grace, elegance, and admiration. White roses are often used for weddings or other special events. The meaning of white […]

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Popular Rose Types

Roses are called the “Queen of Flowers” for the beauty they provide to the landscape. They need proper care to ensure that they produce the best possible display each season, but the rewards are well worth the effort. The American Rose Society classifies roses into three main groups; Species Roses (wild roses), Old Garden Roses (existing prior to 1867), and Modern Roses (varieties created after 1867, when the first man-made hybrid tea ‘La France’ was created). Within these groups of roses, home gardeners will discover very special, unique features and a plethora of growth characteristics, to make roses a wonderful […]

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