Friday, March 1, 2013

Roses and their care


Roses are some of the most beautiful and loved garden favorites in the history of gardening. They require some care to really enjoy their true beauty. It is always a good idea to do a little research on which roses will do the best for you in your zoning area and garden. Another important aspect you must factor in with deciding to grow roses is, what kind of a gardener are you? Are you just starting out? Do you have experience with growing roses? Do you have the time and resources it requires to grow a wide variety of roses? These are very important factors to consider before diving into the gardening world of roses. Here's a few articles that will help you make some of these decisions.

Rose pruning

How to correctly prune your roses

Roses are a beautiful addition to any garden but they do require some maintenance to keep them looking beautiful. In the south our roses start giving us beautiful color a little earlier so knowing the proper time and way to prune them is key to having a great show of color. Proper pruning and dead heading your roses is one part of the maintenance that must be done every season. Here are some basic steps to follow for pruning your roses. See the link at the bottom of this article for information on rose pruning.

Disease Resistant roses

The Knock Out Rose
There is one flower that is quite a challenge in most gardens, even in the south, and that is roses. High temperatures, drought, and humid nights, often prove to be the enemy when growing roses. Finding one that is a good fit for your yard is important. The Knockout Rose may the one of the best to meet this challenge. This is a great rose to ease into the rose gardening experience, especially for novice gardeners that are just beginning to get their hands dirty. See the link below for a full write up on the great qualities of the Knockout Rose.

Rose Garden Festival
If you love touring rose gardens around the country and love to participate in festival activity, there is a wonderful opportunity annually to visit Orangeburg, South Carolina's Edisto Memorial Gardens which hosts some of the most beautiful rose specimens in the world. This festival is held annually and there is a website to visit in the link below if you'd love to come to the Edisto Memorial Annual Festival of Roses in 2013.

Links on Roses

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