Roses

Selecting Hardy Roses

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Selecting Hardy Roses

The best way to have success growing roses is to select hardy varieties that do well in our zone. Another huge factor is getting them off to the right start and planting them in our gardens where they will get enough sunlight (6 or more hours of direct sun per day). Roses will most likely […]

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‘Livin Easy’ Floribunda ‘Mystic Fairy’ Shrub Rose ‘Tournament of Roses’ Grandiflora ‘Julia Child’ Floribunda ‘My Girl’ Shrub Rose “Carefree Beauty’ Shrub Rose ‘Cherry Parfait’ Grandiflora ‘Carefree Wonder’ Shrub Rose The best way to have success growing roses is to select hardy varieties that do well in our zone. Another huge factor is getting them off to the right start and planting them in our gardens where they will get enough sunlight (6 or more hours of direct sun per day). Roses will most...

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Easy Care Roses

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Easy Care Roses

Roses are my favorite flowers! What’s not to love – with their regal look, heavenly fragrance, and sheer joy they add to your garden. Over the last 30 years I’ve tried many different types in my Midwestern garden – some have fared better than others … Hybrid Tea Roses, those long stemmed beauties, in particular […]

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‘Double Knock Out’ ‘Flower Carpet Amber’ ‘Oso Easy Cherry Pie’ ‘Drift Rose Popcorn’ Roses are my favorite flowers! What’s not to love – with their regal look, heavenly fragrance, and sheer joy they add to your garden. Over the last 30 years I’ve tried many different types in my Midwestern garden – some have fared better than others … Hybrid Tea Roses, those long stemmed beauties, in particular can be very finicky and difficult – prone to diseases and not very winter hardy. Though I adore them, I don’t...

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How To Winterize Roses

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How To Winterize Roses

Winterizing roses is very important to ensure they survive the cold months and vigorously grow from year to year. Not all roses need winter protection in Zone 5. Hardy shrub roses such as those in the Knock Out family do not require any special winter maintenance procedures. The more tender roses like hybrid teas, grandifloras, […]

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Winterizing roses is very important to ensure they survive the cold months and vigorously grow from year to year. Not all roses need winter protection in Zone 5. Hardy shrub roses such as those in the Knock Out family do not require any special winter maintenance procedures. The more tender roses like hybrid teas, grandifloras, and floribundas should be protected from winter damage. Before we get to the steps involved, there are several things you can do to make sure your roses survive winter … long before the cold winds blow. First of all, choose the most winter hardy roses available...

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