Rose Bushes




All about Roses, Rose Bushes, and Their Care.

Composting Will Help Your Rose Bushes

One of the very best soil amendments to use for rose bushes—or any other plant in your garden—is compost. Using compost improves soil structure, texture, and aeration and increases the soil's water-holding capacity. Compost loosens clay soils and helps sandy soils retain water. Adding compost improves soil fertility ...

Pruning Your Rose Bushes

When it comes to roses, good pruning is essential to good health. Pruning removes dead wood, controls the shape of your bush, and encourages vigour and healthy flowers. The time to prune is in late winter while your bushes are still dormant, just before you put down ...

Mulching Your Rose Bushes

Mulch does a number of wonderful things for your rose bushes. It can help deter weeds, prevent moisture loss, cool the soil structure on hot summer days and, as it decomposes, provide nutrients to the soil beneath. Mulch helps protect your rosebushes from fungal spores, which get bounced ...

Transplanting Rose Bushes

The best time to transplant roses is during late winter, after the last hard frost but before the bushes begin to bud. First, prepare the new planting site. You will want it all ready to receive your rose bushes before you take them out of their old home, so ...

Rose Bushes for the Shade

Many people think that the best place for a rosebush to grow is in full sun. And for some bushes, that’s correct. Several common varieties of roses flourish in full sun. Unfortunately, not all of us have full sun in our gardens, or enough space ...

How to Plant Roses

If you haven't planted roses before, here's a good primer how to article about planting roses. To plant roses you must first of all dig the holes, and place a little potting soil at the bottom of each hole, leaving some just to cover the roots with when set out. Have ...

The Basics of Growing Roses

So you want to grow roses? They are a beautiful choice for your garden and not nearly as difficult to grow as you might think. 1. Choose a rose that is easy to grow. Some choices might be ˜Sunsprite", ˜Baby Love", ˜The Fairy", ˜Iceberg", or ˜Flower Carpet". Also ...

What You Need to Know About Planting Roses

When spring arrives, and the ground is thawed, it is time to start planting your rose garden. Roses date back to biblical times and have been a considered a cherished aphrodisiac then and still are today. Roses hold particular mystery and fascination, not to mention the fact that they just ...

Selecting Roses For Your Garden

Roses are a favorite plant for landscaping and can be used in a variety of ways. These beautiful flowers can make the exterior of any home more elegant and inviting and choosing the right ones that will compliment your landscape and add to the style of your home is an ...

Easy to Grow Roses

There are many different types of roses. If you are new to rose gardening, then it is wise to choose varieties of easy to grow roses to begin your rose garden. Some roses require constant attention and caring for while others require none. Roses come in varieties of high maintenance ...

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March 31st 2009
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How to Control Insects that Damage Rose Bushes

Rose bushes are susceptible to many damaging insects, including the rose midge larva, rose cane borer, stem girders, thrips, aphids, Japanese beetles, sawflies (or rose slug), mites, scale insects, caterpillars, and rose chafers, to name a few. There are several options for controlling these pests. [caption id="attachment_58" align="alignnone" ...
July 1st 2008
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How to Make Rose Beads from Rose Bushes

Have you ever wondered why the string of prayer beads used by Catholics is called a rosary? Well, the answer lies in the bush outside your window. Once, the beads in rosaries were made from rose petals. Many modern rosaries are made from wood, silver, or glass, ...
June 2nd 2008
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Composting Will Help Your Rose Bushes

One of the very best soil amendments to use for rose bushes—or any other plant in your garden—is compost. Using compost improves soil structure, texture, and aeration and increases the soil's water-holding capacity. Compost loosens clay soils and helps sandy soils retain water. Adding compost improves soil fertility ...
May 6th 2008
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Fertilizing Your Rose Bushes

Fertilizer is, simply put, food for roses. And roses love to eat. If you feed your bushes a healthy, nutritional diet, they will take the fertilizer and turn it into big, beautiful blooms. Here’s how to do it. (Note that if you get the bushes initially through a ...
April 17th 2008
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Pruning Your Rose Bushes

When it comes to roses, good pruning is essential to good health. Pruning removes dead wood, controls the shape of your bush, and encourages vigour and healthy flowers. The time to prune is in late winter while your bushes are still dormant, just before you put down ...

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