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    Rose Growing Basics

    The proverb “Beauty is only skin deep,” written by Thomas Overbury in 1613, is intended to encourage one to look beyond external physical beauty and discover what is hidden under…

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    Best of the GPOD: Roses

    We get to see tons of beautiful plants on the GPOD, but almost nothing gets people quite as excited as beautiful displays of roses. So today we’re celebrating some of…

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    Shopping-List Plants for the Midwest

    If you’ve run into a garden rut, we’ve got you covered. It’s time to start planning for your first trip to the local nursery or garden center. What plants will…

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    Terry’s California Garden

    We’re in Northridge, California today, visiting with Terry Sanders: I live and garden in a very ordinary suburban neighborhood. This is a photo of part of my front yard with…

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    GPOD on the Road: Smallhythe Place

    Cindy Strickland has shared on the GPOD before (Gardening for a Friend), and today she’s taking us along to visit a beautiful English garden. Smallhythe Place in Southeast England was…

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    Rose Family Members in Susan’s Garden

    Today’s photos are from Susan Warde of St. Paul, Minnesota (Zone 4b). The rose family (Rosaceae) provides us with numerous beautiful plants besides just the rose species. Here are a…

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    Roses from Patricia’s Garden

    Today’s photos are from Patricia Smith. My favorite moments of the day are in my gardens. I love sharing my gardens and photos of my gardens with everyone in hopes…

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    Low-Maintenance Roses With Incredible Fragrance

    Roses are quintessential garden treasures that evoke romantic images of Sissinghurst and other iconic British landscapes. Here in the United States, however, they have developed a bit of a bad…

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    Tips for Growing Roses in Containers

    Velvety petals, pleasing forms, spectacular colors, and intoxicating fragrances make roses the loveliest flowers a gardener can grow. Roses are simply gorgeous adorning the flower garden and are even more…

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    Great Rose Varieties for Growing in Containers

    Every gardener needs to grow at least one rose (Rosa spp. and cvs., Zones 2–11), although sometimes the only sunny spot in the yard is a concrete patch. Most roses…