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.
If you love roses but don?t have the time or the knowledge to take care of these notoriously fussy flowering shrubs, you need to know about Easy Elegance rose plants. This is a cultivar that is designed to produce beautiful flowers without a lot of work. Learn more here.
Roses are hardy plants and most aren?t difficult to grow, but some roses are fussier than others. In general, newer roses are often the best roses for beginners because they?ve been bred to require less care. Find some easy care rose varieties in this article.
The white flowers of the Cherokee rose were said to represent the tears of the Cherokee people who were driven out of their homelands. Still a common sight in the South, Cherokee rose is an easy to grow plant. Click this article for more Cherokee rose info.
Some roses are unable to survive in many harsh conditions, thus comes the need to graft them onto a root system of another hardy rosebush. Multiflora rose fits that need, BUT comes with a dark side - multiflora roses can become invasive. Learn more here.
Like many wild roses, the dog rose has a rich history. And, like most wild rosebushes, it has an aggressive growth habit that is considered invasive in some areas, overcoming desired plants in the garden. Learn more about this rose variety in the following article.
?Why are my roses changing color?? I have been asked this question many times over the years and have seen the rose blooms change color in some of my own rosebushes as well. For information on what makes roses change color, click this article.
Special moments in life captured with the gift of roses are items that we wish to hold onto for as long as possible. One way to preserve them is with wax dipped roses. Take a look at how to preserve roses with wax in this article.
Do your rose leaves have holes in them? This happens more often than you might think. While finding roses with holes can be frustrating, there are a number of reasons this can occur and most quite fixable. This article will help.
A growing number of rose lovers are adding drift roses (by Star Roses) to their beds as companion plantings with their larger rose bushes and perennials. For more information on companion plants for drift roses, click here.
Roses look great in the garden but are good in bouquets too. If your fresh cut roses keep wilting, then this article can help. Click here to find tips for keeping roses fresh after being cut so you can enjoy these lovely flowers even longer.
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.
Wild roses tend to stir one?s thoughts towards Medieval times, as many of them date back well into our history. Read here to learn more about the types of wild roses and how to grow them in the garden.
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.
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.
Meilland rose bushes date back to the mid 1800?s. Over the years there have been some truly beautiful roses produced, but none quite so popular and well known as the rose one named Peace. Learn more here.
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 the fullness of blooms when it comes to rose bushes. One attribute of roses that is often not thought about is how big or full a rose blossom will be. Click here for more.
In this article, we will take a look at two classifications of roses, the Floribunda rose and the Polyantha rose. You will learn how to distinguish between them and about their care. Click here to learn more.
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.
There are some frustrating diseases that will attempt to attack our rose bushes when the circumstances are right for them to get going. It is important to recognize them early. This article will help with that.
When most of the general public thinks of roses, the Hybrid Tea Florists roses, also known as long stemmed roses, are what first come to mind. Read this article to learn more about the long stemmed rose bush.
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.
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.
When terms like ?own root roses? and ?grafted roses? are used, this can leave a new rose gardener confused. What does it mean? Read here and learn the differences between own root roses and grafted roses.
Many roses have been developed to be hardy in difficult climates, and Parkland roses are the results of one of these efforts. But what does it mean when a rose is a Parkland Series rose bush? Find out here.
Using Earth Kind roses in one's garden will allow the owner to enjoy hardy flowering bushes. These rose bushes help in the protecting and saving of our natural resources and environment too. Learn more here.
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.
Aphids like to visit our plants and rose bushes every year and can form a major attack on them fairly quickly. Controlling aphids on roses is well worth the effort to keep beautiful roses. Learn more here.
In times of drought and as a water conserving measure on my part, I will often conduct some moisture meter tests when it is time to water them again. This article will help with rose care during dry weather.
Botrytis blight fungus can reduce a blooming rose bush to a mass of dry, brown, dead flowers. But botrytis blight in roses can be treated. To learn how to treat this rose problem, read the following 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.
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.
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.
Deciding to plant roses in your garden can be exciting and at the same time intimidating. Buying rose plants does not need to be intimidating if you know what to look for. This article can 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.
Yellow leaves on a rose bush can be a frustrating sight. When rose leaves turn yellow, it can ruin the overall effect of the rose bush. Here is this article you will find a few reasons why rose leaves turn yellow.
In the world of gardening, parade roses are not frequently used. Growing parade roses is easy to do and will add something fun to your garden. Read this article to learn more about their care outdoors.