Sunday, March 22, 2009

Fast and Simple Rose Planting

I couldn't leave the remark about planting your roses, without providing more information... As they say, this is not rocket science! Read more.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Plant your roses!

Brad's March Tip: Roses do best when planted early in the season so don't wait until it "warms" up. They would rather go into the ground dormant!

Just remember: Roses planted early March will give you armloads of flowers by June of this year.

Roses on the Shelf

By Terri Clark

I figure there are two kinds of people in this world when it comes to roses. First there are those that love roses from afar. You know the type. Happy to receive a dozen long-stemmed beauties at the office on Valentine’s Day, they walk into your garden at the height of June, when the scent of the old-fashioned Madames could literally knock you off your feet, and saunter past without the slightest recognition or comment. The second type, once bitten by the rose bug, is smitten beyond recall and must know all and sundry information about them, generally becoming obsessed with a particular type of rose, e.g. old fashioned, climbers, hybrid-teas etc.

I of course, fall into the latter category and have been head-over-heels about old fashioned roses since my inaugural visit to the Vancouver Rose Society’s annual June rose show. It was the pervading old rose scent that first beguiled me, followed by their voluptuous blooms reminiscent of the finest Redoute painting or Fantin-Latour lithograph.

Read more to learn about Terri's favourite rose books...

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Question about Maureen Sullivan

What do Maureen Sullivan and Constance Spry have in common? Read more to find out!

More on pruning

After my Pruning Your Roses article, I realized I just couldn't stop there - read more about "4Ds" rules of pruning, and a few key points to remember when pruning different types of roses.

Brenda Viney, VRS, has also weighted in on the topic of pruning. Read her article "Springtime and Pruning Roses" and then let us know what you think? Do you have any questions? Did we miss any key tips that you want to pass along?
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