Monday, May 14, 2012

Great Books for Rose Gardening

Whether you are a rose beginner, or an advance rose gardener, there is always something new to learn. Out of all the rose books I have in my collection I would personally recommend these four. These particular rose books are great for any level rose gardener and include tips for growing, maintaining, caring, taking care of diseases, fertilizing, propagating, hybridizing and more.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Rose Tips

Here are some of my other blog posts on rose gardening tips.

How to Prune Roses
Knowing how to prune roses can mean the difference between having healthy, beautiful roses and a blooming mess. Knowing how to prune roses will lead to a hea...

10 Tips for Growing Beautiful Roses
Whether you are a beginner in rose gardening or looking for useful tips on growing roses you have come to the right place. Here you will find tips for everyt...

How to Grow Roses from Cuttings
Learning how to grow roses from cuttings can save you a lot of money and help you extend your rose garden. Growing roses from stem cuttings is easy with the ...

Sundowner Rosa Grandiflora
Sundowner is a beautiful Grandiflora rose. After planting it in my rose garden this spring I think it is now one of my favorite roses. Here you will find tip...

Monday, April 30, 2012

My Sundowner Rose

My Sundowner Rose

Above: pictures is of my Sundowner just as it began to open.
Below: My Sundowner a few days after the two blooms opened. Notice how the colors changed from the bright orange to various shades of peach, yellow, pink, and orange.

For more information on growing the Sundowner Rose check out:

Sundowner Rosa Grandiflora
Sundowner is a beautiful Grandiflora rose. After planting it in my rose garden this spring I think it is now one of my favorite roses. Here you will find tip...

Angel Face Rose

My Angel Face Floribunda that I just planted this spring! She is so pretty and smells great!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

How to Grow Roses from Cuttings

If you want to save money on growing roses or would like to share roses with your family and friends you can do so by propagating your roses from cuttings.

Growing roses from cuttings is fairly easy. For those of you who have never tried it you can check out How to Grow Roses From Cuttings for a full tutorial with step by step information.

I use the above method for all my roses but I have heard of a new trend lately.... using wet newspapers and a dark closet. I haven't tried it yet as I am waiting for more info on what roses do best with it and what the success rate tends to be. I have had several roses root using the normal method from cuttings so I don't want to mess up a good thing.

If anyone has ever grown their cuttings from newspaper please share! We would love to hear about what worked, didn't work and what roses you used.

Sundowner Rose

One of my new favorite roses as of this spring is the Sundowner Rose. I have posted my pictures and more information onit at the link above.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Types of Roses

Queen Elizebeth Grandiflora

There are several different types of roses. Each type of rose has it's on qualities to use for different landscape purposes. Some roses are more like shrubs, some are like trees and some are climbers.
Every rose grower has their own preference on growing roses. Some gardeners prefer a low-maintenance rose bush while others may prefer a more profound, elegant look that will require more work. Knowing about the different types of roses will help you to determine the right rose bushes for you and your rose garden.

Types of Roses:
  • Floribunda - Bushy, easy to maintain, clusters of 3-15 roses on a stem.
  • Hybrid Tea - Used for floral arrangements, single rose per stem, requires more maintenance.
  • Grandiflora - A mix between Hybrid Tea and Floribunda, longer stems but more roses per cluster. Easier to maintain then Hybrid Tea and has more blooms. (Queen Elizabeth pictured with this post is a Grandiflora)
  • Shrub - Very easy to grow, requires little maintenance. several blooms all over, very bushy.
  • Climber - Great for using on trellis, fences, arbors and as ground covers. Easy to maintain and grows quickly.
  • Tree Roses - Roses bushes shaped into trees. Does require more maintenance to keeps its shape. Usually has several blooms depending on the type of rose bush used to create the tree. Not as hardy as most roses.
  • Miniature - Small, compact bush usually no more then 2 feet high. Does well in planters, pots, and small beds. Easy to maintain but does not cover large areas.