- Lawn Care
- Gardening Help
A rose is just a rose, or is it? There are many rose varieties, and caring for roses depends on the type you have and climate you live in. So before you go planting a rose bush, keep in mind what variety you are growing. How to grow roses successfully will mean providing good rose care. We can help with that. In the following pages, you will find information not only on how to grow roses, but there are also many tips on caring for roses no matter what the variety—which will help avoid problems with roses (like pests and disease) later.
One of the more frustrating things that can happen in rose beds is to have a nice big bud or buds open to a bloom with black or crispy edged petals. This article can help explain why there are black edges on rose petals and what can be done about it.
If you’ve never heard of them before, you might wonder, “What are sub-zero roses.” These are specifically bred roses for cold climates. Learn more about sub-zero roses and which types work well in a cold climate rose bed in this article.
In the rose bed, suckers are ornery growths that spring out of the hardy rootstock of grafted rose bushes, just below the grafted knuckle union. Learn more about sucker growth on roses in this article and find tips on getting rid of them.
Are you looking for rose bushes that need minimal care for your garden? There are actually many hard to kill roses that can be easily grown with little to no effort. Learn about such rose bushes in this article.
Trying to get roses to grow vertical requires a great deal of attention, as they love to stretch out horizontally. If your climbing roses won’t climb, they may need a little coaxing. This article will help with training climbing roses.
Are your rose buds dying before opening? If your rose buds won’t open into beautiful flowers, then they are likely suffering from a condition known as rose flower balling. Click here to learn more about what causes this and how to fix the problem.
A rose is a rose is a rose and then some. There are different rose types and not all are created equal. Click on this article to learn more about the kinds of roses you might come across when looking for one to plant in the garden.
Ground cover rose bushes are fairly new and are actually in the official classification of shrub roses. The Ground Cover, or Carpet Roses, label was created by those marketing them for sale but are quite fitting labels for them. Learn more in this article.
A recent email concerned a process called “stenting.” I had not heard of the term before and decided it was something I needed to learn more about. For more information on rose stunting, click this article and see what I learned.
If you've noticed peculiar growths any peculiar growths on rose bush canes with little spikes coming out like new rose thorns forming, then you just might have rose cane galls. Click this article for more information on Cynipid wasps and roses.
Pictures of roses climbing up an ornate trellis or old structure stirs up romantic and nostalgic juices. Creating this effect does not just happen. In most cases, it takes some real effort and an ever vigilant rose-loving gardener. Click here to learn more.
What are rose hips and what can rose hips be used for? Check out this article for rose hip information and learn how to harvest rose hips so you can take advantage of all they have to offer. Click here for more information.
Whether you’re looking for ways to improve the look of your rose garden or trying to help encourage beneficials to the area, it’s sometimes necessary to add plants that grow well under roses. So what to grow under roses, you ask. Click here to learn more.
Everyone has heard of the Knock Out line of roses, as they are a dandy rosebush. But there is another line of rosebushes that should be at least equal in popularity – Home Run roses, which come from the original Knock Out. Read here to learn more.
The thorn on a rose stem provides an excellent device for transmitting infectious material into your skin, as is seen with rose picker’s disease, a fungus from rose thorns. Read this article to learn more about this rose thorn infection.
On the internet there are gorgeous photos of rose blooms, some colored like the rainbow! Be careful when adding these to your gardens though. What you get may not be anything like the photos, such as the Osiria hybrid tea rose. Click here to learn more.
Controlling rose fuller beetle in the garden is a good idea if you expect to grow healthy roses, along with other plants. Learn more about this garden pest and how to prevent or treat rose beetle damage in this article.
If your rose blooms aren’t performing as well as they ought to then it is likely that you have been visited by rose curculio weevils. If left uncontrolled, they will totally take out your rose bush blooms! Learn how to control them in this article.
Rose bushes need some iron in their diet to help them remain in good health. This is just one of the keys to good nutrient balance to be stronger and more resistant to disease attacks. Take a look at iron deficiency of roses in this article.
Propagating or rooting rose cuttings to make more of the rosebushes we love using potatoes took to the internet a while back. I personally have never tried using potatoes but may well do so at some point. Learn more about this technique here.
The winter season can be very hard on rose bushes in a variety of ways. That being said, there are things we can do to lessen, and even eliminate, the damage. This article provides information on treating winter injury in roses.
When I hear of Wingthorn roses, a picture of a classic castle in England comes to mind. However, the Wingthorn rose is an unusual species from China. Read the article that follows to learn more about this rose.
If you’ve ever come across unusual rose deformities in the garden, then you are probably curious about what causes deformed rose growth. Read this article to find out common reasons for a rose deformity.
The rose chafer and the Japanese beetle are both true villains of the rose bed. Both appear to have the same habits and life cycles and attack plants and blooms without mercy. Read here for more rose chafer facts and control info.
While doing what they need to do to survive, boring into our rose canes, this action causes harm, and sometimes death, to our rose bushes. Read here to learn more about these rose stem girdlers.
One of the things I love about growing roses and gardening in general is that there is always something new to learn as with Nootka roses. Read here for more information about Nootka rose plants.
“My rose leaves are turning brown on edges. Why?” This is a commonly asked question. Brown edges on roses can be caused by many things. Take a look at these in this article so you can find treat them.
Rose Rosette disease, also known as witches broom in roses, is a heartbreaker for the rose gardener. So what does Rose Rosette disease look like? Read here for info on how to treat witches broom in roses.
Are your rose leaves turning red? Red leaves on a rose bush can be normal to the growth pattern of the bush; however, this can also be a warning sign of big problems. Learn more in this article.
Crown gall disease is truly a tough customer to deal with in the rose beds and a heart breaker if it attacks a favorite rose bush. Learn more about crown gall rot control and crown gall damage in roses here.
Leaves falling off of rose bushes can be caused by different things, some natural and some due to fungal attacks. In this article you can look at a few reasons why rose leaves might fall off.
Have you been thinking about having a new rose bed? Fall is truly the perfect time of year to prepare the soil for a new rose bed. This article has tips to help get you started.
In this article, we will take a look at thrips (flower thrips and even some known as the chili thrips) in rose beds. Learn what they are and get tips for preventing thrip damage on rose flowers.
In this article we will take a look at rose slugs. Rose slugs have two main members when it comes to this family of slugs, so the particular variety and damage done will typically tell which one you have.
In this article, we will take a look at two classifications of roses: the rambler roses and the climbing roses. Many think that these two types of roses are the same, but this is not true. Click here to learn more.
In this article we will take a look at Old Garden Roses, which stir the heart of many a long time Rosarian. For a list of these heirloom plants and to learn more about them, click here.
Iceberg roses have become a very popular rose among rose lovers due to their winter hardiness and ease of care. Read here to learn about Iceberg roses and enjoy their eye catching beauty in the garden.
Companion plantings for rose bushes can add a nice touch to the rose bed. Companion planting can serve multiple purposes in the rose bed. Learn about companion for roses in this article.
When one brings up the topic of soil for roses, there are some definite concerns with the makeup of the soil that make them their best for growing rose bushes. Find out more in this article.
A soothing cup of rose petal tea sounds pretty good to break up a stress filled day to me. To help you enjoy this simple pleasure from everyday life, here is a recipe for making rose petal tea.
To make sure they go through the winter well and come back strong the following spring, there are a few things to do and keep in mind when preparing roses for winter. This article will help with that.
Kordes roses have a reputation for beauty and hardiness. Take a look at where Kordes roses come from and what, exactly, is a Kordes rose using the information on this article.
If you grew up with a grandmother or mother that loved and grew roses, then you might just remember the name of her favorite rose bush. Some of those old garden rose bushes can be found in this article.
One part of the grand list of flowering shrubs is the shrub rose bush, which varies in height and width of spread much the same as other rose bushes. Learn more about them in this article.
While most all rose bushes love the sun, the intense afternoon heat can be a major stressor for them. Keeping roses healthy during hot weather is important to having beautiful rose. Read more here.
There is nothing more frustrating to the rose loving gardener than the Japanese beetle. Read this article to look at some ways in which you can learn how to control Japanese beetles on roses.
Do you have some fence lines on your property that need some beautification and you are not quite sure what to do with them? Well how about using some roses on those fences. Learn more here.
When we know how to get seeds from a rose, we can then grow it and enjoy the delightful surprise that Mother Nature has created for us. Read this article to learn how to get seeds from roses.
One way to propagate roses is from rose cuttings taken from the rose bush one desires to have more of. Read this article to learn more about how to root roses.
What better way to memorialize a loved one or group of people than to plant a special rose bush in memorial to them in your own rose bed or garden. In this article, you will find a list of memorial roses to plant.
Pruning climbing roses is a little different from pruning other roses. There are a few things you need to consider when cutting back a climbing rose bush. Look at how to prune climbing roses here.
Downy mildew on roses is a problem for many rose gardeners. Roses affected by rose downy mildew will lose beauty and stamina. Learn more about this disease and how to treat it in this article.
Miniature roses and miniflora roses are often confused with one another. While they may look similar, there is in fact a difference. This article will explain the difference between these rose varieties.
A very important aspect to growing happy and healthy disease resistant roses is watering roses well. In this article, we will take a quick look at watering roses, also known as hydrating rose bushes.
Pruning roses is a necessary part of keeping rose bushes healthy. But many people have questions about cutting back roses and how to trim roses back the right way. This article will help with that.
Feeding roses is important because we are giving them all the nutrients they need. Picking the right rose fertilizer is important too, and there are a few things to keep in mind when fertilizing roses. Click here for more.
Growing beautiful miniature roses in containers is not a wild idea, especially if you're limited on garden space. So if this sounds like you, read this article to get tips for growing miniature roses in pots.
The powdery mildew that attacks roses can be frustrating to the rose gardener to have to deal with. Read this article to learn more about what causes powdery mildew and how you get rid of it.
A common rose disease known as Black Spot is a fungal disease forms black spots all over the foliage. Read this article and look at how to get rid of black spot on roses with proper roses black spot treatments.
This article is about the black and blue bloom colors of roses. So, do black roses exist? How about blue roses? Read the following article to find out more about these unusual rose colors.
Are you intimidated by bare root roses? There is no need to be. Caring for and planting bare root roses is as easy as a few simple steps. Read here to learn how to care for bare root roses.
There are some things a beginning rose gardener can do that will make it very easy to be successful. One of those things is choosing where to plant your rose bush. This article will help with that.
Planting roses is a fun and enjoyable way to add beauty to your garden. While planting roses may seem intimidating for the beginning gardener, in fact, the process is very easy. Click here to learn more.
With proper care, including tips on when and how to transplant a rose bush, you can continue to enjoy their beauty for years to come without any ill effects. Read here to learn more about rose transplanting.
The best way to avoid having your roses die in the winter is prevention. With proper planting and preparation, overwintering rose bushes can be accomplished with ease. Read here to learn more.