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Thinking of a new rose bed in the spring. Start preparing the soil NOW!

Thinking of a new rose bed in the spring. Start preparing the soil NOW!

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Winter is always a time for gardeners to dream of the coming spring. Fresh growth, a chance to start again and of course, new plants. If you are thinking about putting in a new garden bed next spring start preparing the soil now.

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A Season Of Everyday Roses - Video Blog Post #3

A Season Of Everyday Roses - Video Blog Post #3

The third in our series of video blog posts. We prepare a new bed and talk soil, See what's blooming in the garden and take a unique rose road trip.

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Push Th Little Daisies

Push Th' Little Daisies

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While I'm not totally anti-lawn, I do think you can have too much lawn.... And I do.

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What Is A Field Grown Own-Root Rose And Should I Buy It.

What Is A Field Grown Own-Root Rose And Should I Buy It.

Up to now own-root roses have mostly been sold in smaller pots known as bands or up to one-gallon size. A new own-root product is making its way to your local garden center and you should be excited.

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Video - Planting Bareroot Roses With Steve Hutton Of Conard-Pyle

Video - Planting Bareroot Roses With Steve Hutton Of Conard-Pyle

Bareroot shipping season is upon us. As a refresher I'd like to share a video on how to plant them.

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Are Todays Modern Roses Real Roses?

Are Today's Modern Roses "Real Roses"?

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Many of today's modern roses don't look, or grow, like the traditional hybrid tea rose. To the point some think they aren't "real roses". I beg to differ!

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Planting A Grafted Container Rose - Video

Planting A Grafted Container Rose - Video

End of summer is a great time to pick up roses on sale at your local garden center. Here are some tips on planting them.

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A Little Trick When Moving A Mature Rose Bush.

A Little Trick When Moving A Mature Rose Bush.

It's never ideal to move a large rose bush in the summer. But sometime you just have to. Here are some tricks.

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Video - Caring For an Own-Root Roses in its First Season

Video - Caring For an Own-Root Roses in its First Season

Many mail order own root roses arrive in small band pots. We've learned what to do when they arrive but what can we do to make them thrive during their first season?

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Buying & Planting Own-Root Roses

Buying & Planting Own-Root Roses

Own-root roses open the gardener up to thousands of roses offered via mail order from boutique rose nurseries. This week we have a video with some tips on what to do when they arrive in the mail.

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The Two-Layered Mulch Approach For Feeding Roses.

The Two-Layered Mulch Approach For Feeding Roses.

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Proper mulching should be part of your rose feeding program. And improper mulching can actually hinder your rose feeding program

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The New Ways Roses Are Tested Before Release To The Public

The New Ways Roses Are Tested Before Release To The Public

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Today's gardeners want roses with better health and vigor. So is the rose industry meeting this need by testing roses in way to meet that criteria. Thankfully they are!

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Four Ways To Buy Roses

Four Ways To Buy Roses

Used to be most roses were bought as "bareroot" roses. These days there are many other ways to purchase roses and we have a look!

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Preparing A New Rose Bed

Preparing A New Rose Bed

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Preparing a new rose bed is a great way to lay a strong foundation for your roses that will last years. Here are a few tips.

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Preparing new rose beds.  Think Big!

Preparing new rose beds. Think Big!

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Preparing a new rose bed is a one-time opportunity to really get your roses off to a great start. Here are some tips to do it without breaking your back or the bank!

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Why do some roses do well own-root and some dont?

Why do some roses do well own-root and some don't?

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Some own root roses seem to grow faster than other and some seem to not do well on their own-roots at all! Why is that??

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Planting Roses where roses used to be.  Do you have to remove all the old soil??

Planting Roses where roses used to be. Do you have to remove all the old soil??

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The common wisdom is you need to remove all the old soil if you are planting new roses in a bed that recently contained roses. Is this still true? Is there another way?

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The middle ground between own-root container grown roses and field-grown budded roses

The middle ground between own-root container grown roses and field-grown budded roses

Last week we talked about why it seems own-root roses take longer to get established than budded ones. This week we talk about a method of growing that may be the best of both worlds.

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Why do own-root roses sold in pots seem to take longer to get established?

Why do own-root roses sold in pots seem to take longer to get established?

With more and more roses being sold as own-root roses in pots, gardeners are noticing they seem to take longer to get established than budded bareroots. Why is that?

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Fall Planting.  Is It Right For Roses?

Fall Planting. Is It Right For Roses?

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Conventional wisdom says spring is "rose planting" time. Oh really? I beg to differ!

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