Thursday, October 20, 2005

Saying "Happy Birthday" With Roses

Well "Happy Birthday" Norma! Hope you enjoyed the beautiful long stem Roses today.

What else could she expect to receive from a Rose Enthusiast on her Birthday - but Roses.

Don't forget folks, Roses are the most precious gift to give any day of year.

Cheers Bambi

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Autumn Rose Care

Grow roses: Autumn: "Producing those enchanting blooms that make you so proud is hard work for your rose bushes. They need a lot of water to fuel the flowering process. Continue watering them deeply and as often as needed to maintain growth. Watering them daily is fine, if you are going to be showing them off, as long as you don't over-do it.
Through the end of September, continue using water-soluble compost. Consider a commercially prepared bloom-boosting fertilizer. They're easily recognizable by the large number placed in the middle of the formulation.
Conditions for black spot and mildew are still dangerous, so keep up with your spraying program through the end of October. Then, to allow your roses to begin the hibernation passage, stop all fertilizing by the end of October, as well. "

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Grow roses: Choosing The Right Rose For Your Garden

Grow roses: Choosing: "The selection of roses you can grow in your home garden is enormous. With so many to choose from, finding just the right ones may seem more like work than play. To make this process easier, here are a few important factors to help you narrow down your field of choices.

Choosing the right roses for your particular climate zone is critical. In order for roses to be healthy and bloom generously, they must be able to adjust to your climate. If your climate is too hot or too cold, or has the wrong amount of humidity, it could weaken your roses and make them vulnerable to pests and diseases. "

You Need To Get This Right From The Start.........

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Maintaining Healthy Roses

Grow roses: Floribunda: "Maintaining Healthy Roses
Late winter is the best time to prune. Most gardeners prune in January or February, depending on their local climate. Remove all debris first, and dead foliage from the plants and around their bedding. Clip off all dead bark-like canes. In order to promote new growth for the next season, remember to remove all the old flowers.
If it's warm enough, it's a good idea to fertilize the ground with organic matter at this time.
Although you should try to maintain some shape to your rose bushes, be gentle with the cuts. Many horticulturists say that Floribundas, in their first year, flourish with a cane 6 inches long.
Now, just sit back, relax and watch your flowers bloom beautifully for many months to come. "

Monday, September 05, 2005

Grow Roses

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Thursday, September 01, 2005

Easy to Grow Roses

Easy to Grow Roses: "There are many different types of roses. If you are new to rose gardening, then it is wise to choose varieties of easy to grow roses to begin your rose garden. Some roses require constant attention and caring for while others require none. Roses come in varieties of high maintenance to no maintenance. Most roses, though, do require a certain amount of time to get started and to care for adequately. Minimal care roses that produce maximum results are ideal for beginners or those still somewhat new to rose gardening. Not only will it teach you the basics without working you to death, it will also encourage your gardening experience, perhaps leading you to take on other rose types that are a little more challenging to care for.
Easy to grow roses need some care as well.
Some roses will exist solely based on their will to survive. There are many types of easy to grow roses that do not require watering or fertilizing but rather suffer nature independently and flourish. However, this type of treatment is not ideal for any type of rose and I do not recommend that you treat your roses in this manner no matter how much they seem to prevail. Instead, a good balance of watering and feeding is ideal because it provides the essential nutrients and elements that your plant needs without putting it under strain to get them for itself."

Monday, August 29, 2005

Black Spot On Roses

One of the most popular flowering shrubs grown throughout South Carolina is roses. Roses require a lot of care to grow and bloom properly. To be successful with your roses, it is important to become familiar with their particular cultural needs, which: "Black spot is a common and serious rose disease often reaching epidemic proportions in a season. The disease is caused by the fungus, Diplocarpon rosae. It is most severe after long wet, warm periods in the spring. Symptoms occur on rose leaves as circular, black spots surrounded by a yellow area. Infected leaves often drop from the plant. Infection continues throughout the summer months. The immature wood of first year canes develops raised, purple-red irregular blotches. Plants become stunted and produce fewer, paler flowers. By mid-summer severely infected plants may have lost all of their leaves.
Prevention and Treatment: The spread of black spot can be reduced and future infections minimized by following these cultural practices:
Plant resistant varieties: Roses that have some degree of resistance to black spot and powdery mildew are listed in Table 1.
Maintain good sanitation: Sanitation practices are critical in reducing future disease development. In the fall remove all old leaves on the ground, and any mulch that has been contaminated with infected leaves.
Remove and destroy infected canes: Canes affected by black spot have dark or reddish areas (lesions). Severely infected plants should be pruned back in the fall or early spring to within 1 to 2 inches of the bud union, according to variety and cultivar. During the growing season, remove infected leaves as they appear.
Keep leaves dry: It is best not to syringe plants with water, and do not use overhead irrigation. Promote rapid drying of leaves by planting roses in the full sun, and spacing new plantings far enough apart to allow for g"

Click on the link to see a list of Disease Resistant Roses- great resource!