How to fertilize a Rose bush

How to fertilize a Rose bush Roses need to be kept regularly fed, but like human beings and animals they do not want to be overfed, and certainly not with the wrong foods. What they like most of all is a well-planned diet given to them at the appropriate times of the season. In addition roses are thirsty plants and […]

How to Prepare (plant) a Rose Garden

Conditions that Roses Like Fortunately roses are quite easy to accommodate. They have, however, several dislikes such as poorly drained soil, deep shade, particularly when the roots of trees deprive them of nutriment, and very alkaline soil. Choosing a Site The site should ideally be in an open position, sunny for most of the day, preferably with some shade during […]

Pruning a Rose Bush

Over the years, there has been several conflicts of opinion on the aspects of pruning. There’s no reason for this because a rose is considered a flowering shrubs. As far as pruning is concerned these are classified as either plants that bloom on the new wood produced during the current season or they flower on last year’s shoots. The first […]

Rose Gardening

All About Roses – C. Simone GIVEN a writer with a willing pen, a day of June, a garden across which the soft wind comes full of the mingled scent of rose blossom-the delicate fragrance of the Teas, the deep scent of the full colored Hybrid Perpetual’s and the old garden roses such as Cabbage, Provence and Sweetbriar, and the […]

Soil Perparations to Plant a Rose bush

Once roses are planted they are destined to give great pleasure for many years to come. It is well worthwhile, therefore, to take a lot of trouble at this stage to carry out this operation with care. It’s a recommendation to allow newly dug ground to settle for at least six weeks before planting anything in it. Really who has […]

How to choose and buy a Rose

How to choose and buy a rose When buying a rose, there are many factors we have to consider before selecting the correct rose for your garden.  We should consider color, type, climate, planting location and they soil structure. All these factors are discussed to assist you in making the correct decision before you purchase or order your rose.  It’s […]

Rose and Insects – Healthy Rose

Rose and Insects – Healthy Rose Roses are attacked by various pests and diseases. To fight them, it is important to be able to identify them and know what action to take. Regular spraying with a chemical compound is important. Fortunately most sprays that are used today can be mixed together and can thus be used simultaneously, together, if desired, […]

100 English Roses for The American Garden Roses

    by Clair G. Martin Foreword by David Austin Workman Publishing, New York Clair Martin describes virtually all the English Roses introduced to date. He does this extremely well and in great detail. Each variety is illustrated with an excellent full page photograph. There are also many cultural details which will be of special use to our American customers. […]