Rose Bushes




All about Roses, Rose Bushes, and Their Care.

Do Blue Roses Exist?

The elusive blue rose is finally on the market, at least this is what Japan is claiming. Although there are blue roses on today's market they are not true roses, as they are cross bred. Japan claims it has come up with the true blue rose when their scientist extracted ...

Rose Colors and Their Meanings

Roses are the traditional gift given on Valentines Day, but they're well-received any time of year. The color and type of rose does carry a meaning, though. Be aware of what you’re giving: the color of a rose can have a very different meaning from what you ...

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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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