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Large Quantity of Cheap Bulbs in Georgia to Mississippi

January 19, 2009

I know a non profit company in Georgia that runs a nursery and gets truckloads of free bulbs donated to them that they try and resell and make money for there rehabilitation Center. They turned down 50 pallets of them in November because they couldn’t use them all. Does anyone here know of someone from Georgia to Mississippi that would be interested in buying the bulbs at a very reduced price. They pick them up in Mississippi and bring them back to Geogia. If you want a large quantity they can possibly drop them off on their way back to Georgia. I donate seeds to him and told him I would look for people for next year. They possibly are getting thousands of plugs again this spring too. Contact me at my jeff@cheapseeds.com email address if you know anybody that would need them. They do also sell them in smaller quantities at the nursery in Georgia. The bulbs usually arrive in late November.

Preventing Common Rose Diseases

January 19, 2009

Like many garden plants, roses can become infected with plant diseases. These come in several different varieties, and some types of roses are more susceptible than others. Preventing rose diseases is easier than trying to treat them later, so prevention is an important part of the care of roses. Read more

Growing Organic Roses

January 14, 2009

Growing organic roses is catching on with gardeners looking for natural garden without the use of artificial chemicals. It is possible to grow organic roses with some special care to keep your supplies natural and safe for the environment. Organic roses are known as some of the most fragrant roses, and their colors are superb. It’s also believed that organic rose plants will live longer than other roses. Read more

Planting Potted Roses

December 29, 2008

If you have roses that have already been potted, planting potted roses in the ground is a relatively simple task. The plant is already established in soil and is growing. That means that the only real task is to transfer the plant and its soil from the pot into a hole in the ground. Special care does need to be taken of the roots so as not to damage them during the transfer.

Take the container and turn it on its side. Then, tap on the pot several times to encourage the soil to loosen from the inside of the pot. The root ball should be ready to come out of the pot after a few taps. If not, you may be able to cut away the pot so that the roots are not damaged. Try to avoid pulling the plant out of the pot if at all possible

Dig a hole in a sunny spot. The best time to plant posted roses, like any other type of rose, is the spring after the risk of frost is over. The hole should be large enough to accommodate the plant and deep enough for the entire root ball to fit inside easily. Fill in the hole around the plant with soil and water the plant. Some gardeners also suggest digging a small ring around the plant where water can pool and supply the plant with more water. However, watering and covering the soil with a layer of mulch also works well to keep the soil moist for you newly planted roses.

This post is a part of  17 posts about Rose Gardening. If you want to start at the beginning you can click on Caring for Roses

Pruning Your Roses

December 24, 2008

Part of taking the proper care of your roses is pruning your roses correctly. Pruning them the right way will keep your roses healthier and will keep you from doing accidental damage to the plants. It may take a little practice to prune them correctly, but after a few times it will likely seem simple. Read more

Fertilizing Your Roses

December 22, 2008

Next to watering, fertilizing your roses is the most important thing you can do. Roses need regular fertilizing to perform at their best. They require nutrients that are often lacking in the soil, but there are several easy-to-use fertilizers that are perfect for roses. These fertilizers will help them to grow faster and stay healthier. The ideal temperature for fertilizing is when the weather is between 70 and 80 degrees. Read more

Watering Your Roses

December 21, 2008

Rose plants typically need a lot of water. They can withstand a lot of problems as long as the water supply is steady and plentiful. The key to watering them is to get the water down deep enough into the soil to benefit the roots. To make sure that the water has time to sink down into the roots before it evaporates, the watering should be done to maximize the length of time it spends in the soil. Read more

Planting Roses

December 20, 2008

There are several important factors that go into planting roses for the best result. Choosing the correct site is one of the most important aspects, but using the proper techniques while planting them is also vital to keeping the plants healthy. Read more

Common Types of Roses

December 19, 2008

To choose the very best type for your needs, you will need to choose from among the basic rose plant categories. Each has its own needs for space and each will have its own level of fragrance and will have different color options available.

  • Many beginning rose gardeners choose shrub roses because they are hardy and beautiful. Many varieties of shrub roses are long blooming, giving the gardener a longer period of time to enjoy the flowers. Many shrub roses are also resistant to plant diseases that can ruin a garden. The foliage of shrub roses is attractive enough to make the plant pretty even during seasons when the flowers aren’t blooming.
  • Miniature roses are small plants with miniature rose blooms. These can be grown outdoors in small spaces or they can be grown indoors in a container. The blooms of a miniature rose have all the fragrance and beauty of a larger rose but take up far less space.
  • Climbing roses are planted near a wall, a trellis, gazebo or other tall structure. These roses grown like vines, and can be useful in decorating the side of a home. For people with a very small garden, they allow for a lot of flowers to grow with a small amount of space on the ground.
  • Old Garden Roses are strong-smelling flowers that are resistant to disease. They are long blooming and will fill a yard with their fragrance. If you have allergies, however, these may not be the best choice.
  • Landscape roses are resistant to disease and are easy to care for. Their ease of maintenance makes then a good general choice for people new to rose gardening.
  • Modern roses, sometimes called Floribunda, are a cross between polyanthus and hybrid tea roses. They were bred for their lovely fragrance and their long blooming season. They are also perfect for cutting and using for flower arrangements.

This post is a part of  17 posts about Rose Gardening. If you want to start at the beginning you can click on Caring for Roses

Choosing the Right Roses for Your Garden

December 18, 2008

When you first look through available rose types, the choice can seem overwhelming. There are hundreds of rose varieties available, each with a different color, petal arrangement, size and type of plant. There are rose vines, shrubs, miniatures and more. The way the roses look will probably be important to you, but there are several other important factors as well. Read more

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