Happy New Year to one and all! For centuries people have made resolutions at the New Year in the hopes of fulfilling a dream or completing a task.
As a rose grower, I have prepared a list of “Rose Resolutions for 2016” that I think every rose grower can achieve.
#1 – Try A New Variety
Whether a new introduction such as Weeks Roses ‘Neil Diamond’ hybrid tea or a rose that is new to you, why not try a new variety this year? Listed below are my top nine Instagram posts for 2015. Many are new intros and all have brought us a great deal of enjoyment.
#2 – Join a Local Rose SocietyI cannot tell you how much knowledge I gained from our local Rose Society. The people there are friendly and are eager to share that they have learned. At meetings you’ll discover what roses do well in your area, advice on growing, showing and sharing your blooms.
To find a local Rose Society click HERE
#3 Help Someone Plant A RoseOne of the greatest joys of growing roses is showing new rose growers just how easy it is to care for roses. Why not offer to help someone select and plant a rose this year?
#4 – Share Your Blooms
The simple act of cutting your blooms and sharing them with the world around you has multiple benefits. For you: a sense of pride in knowing that you created something beautiful for others to enjoy. For the recipient of your blooms: the joy of knowing you cared enough to share such beauty with them. If you grow roses, by all means, share them with the world.
I can’t wait to see what 2016 has to offer, can you?