Tag: roses

Prune Now For Roses Later

UNITED STATES—The main problems with roses locally are not related to climate, soil, insects or disease. Warm and semi-arid climates of California happen to...

Bare Root Season Is Now

UNITED STATES—Autumn really is the season for planting. That is the general rule. One generalization about general rules is that they generally do not...

Proper Bare Root Planting Technique

UNITED STATES—Bare root plants are less expensive, easier to handle, and easier to prune into a desired form than canned (potted) plants are. Also,...

Bare Root Stock Is Here

UNITED STATES—Christmas tree lots at nurseries come and go at a good time. Cut and live Christmas trees become marketable just as retail sales...

Roses Get Pruned In Winter

UNITED STATES—Winter is no excuse to be less diligent in the garden. It would seem that gardening would be less demanding because there is...

Roses Can Not Be Neglected

UNITED STATES—Roses are not for the meek. They are too demanding, too sensitive, too thorny, and without their flowers, they are not even very...

Attack Roses While They Sleep

UNITED STATES—This theme may be getting a bit redundant about now. There is just so much that needs to be done in the garden...

Crazy Busy

UNITED STATES—A Nigerian gentleman in Mid-City once made the astute observation, “When people in America say they’re busy, it means they’re making money.” Take...

Everything Is Coming Up Roses

UNITED STATES—When an individual rose shrub blooms with two distinct types of flowers, it seems to be doing a little extra. It provides the...

Bare Plants With Bare Roots

UNITED STATES—Knowing how colorfully bulbs will eventually bloom can initially make planting them disappointing, since there is nothing to see for all the effort....
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