Revive Your Wilting Roses

February 26, 2009

Roses are so beautiful that you will probably want to bring them indoors as cut flowers if your rose type works well as a cut rose. You may even give them as gifts to others so that they can share in the beauty of your roses. However, all cut roses eventually begin to wilt. With a little care, you can revive your wilting roses for a time in order to get more enjoyment from them. Read more

Winter Care For Roses

February 25, 2009

Any new growth on your rose plants may be damaged during the winter. To discourage growth late in the year, stop fertilizing your roses by the beginning of September. Stop pruning them around this time as well. Read more

Cold Climate Roses

February 24, 2009

Roses are a versatile type of flowering plant. They will thrive with the right care in almost any climate. There are a few varieties, however, that won’t grow well in exceptionally cold climates. Read more

Drying Your Roses

February 21, 2009

Once you have grown your own beautiful roses, you may not want them gone when the season is over. You may wish to see your beautiful roses again and again throughout the winter. You might also use your roses during a special occasion that you want to remember forever. Read more

Boost Your Roses in the Spring

February 1, 2009

In the springtime, if you aren’t planting new roses you will certainly be looking forward to boosting your old roses to get them to come back to  life. The spring is an exciting time for roses and they grow and blossom. Read more

Fixing Diseased and Problem Roses

January 23, 2009

Disease prevention techniques will help to guard against some rose diseases and problems, but there still may be one that affects them. When this happens, it will be up to you to fix the problem. The roses will need some extra care during this time, and they may need some specialized supplies.

Aphids are a common problem in gardens. They can affect just about any plant in the garden, and they may spread from another plant to your roses. If this occurs, wash your rose plants, and any other affected plants, with a solution of soapy water. Read more

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

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