Category Archives: growing roses

May Roses

The peak of the May flush has happened…it was a great rose season here. Advertisements

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May 9 in the Garden

It has rained so much that there is water standing in my backyard as well as the front.  Many of the roses are just plain soggy.  Some of the varieties I grow have petals that can’t stand up to all … Continue reading

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Report on New Roses

In 2008, I added these new roses, thanks to a generous gift certificate from my father-in-law.  This time of year it does my heart good to see pictures like these!  So as an excuse for sharing the photos with you, … Continue reading

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Mid-summer Rose Care

Between Japanese beetles and blackspot, it is not a beautiful time in the rose garden. When I realized that I had lost my battle with blackspot, I started alternating the fungicides I spray, and  spraying a little more frequently.  The … Continue reading

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Garden Log March 18

It was my plan, since my big long day in the garden last Sunday, to spend time outdoors every day doing some gardening chore or other. Today Barb was over most of the morning for tea and work — which … Continue reading

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Garden Log — March 16

Emboldened by the rose pruning demonstration yesterday at the seminar, I really lit into the back yard roses this morning. It was a wonderful day to spend outside. In particular I pruned Heritage down to canes about two feet high. … Continue reading

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Garden Log March 14

It rained in the morning, and I was busy helping my friend Barb (aka sweetb) set up her blog.  That link goes to her Etsy shop; the blog is not quite ready. Then in the afternoon when I noticed it … Continue reading

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