Category Archives: Care And Feeding

It’s July! Show Us Your Bloomers!

America’s Favorite Rose Gardener, Chris VanCleave shares his “tried and true” roses. Those varieties that seem to thrive despite the record heat of July. Continue reading

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October In The Rose Garden

The end of the rose growing season is upon us and here are a few rose care tips for October:   What’s bloom in in your garden this week? Here are a few of my blooms:         … Continue reading

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>Time to Fertilize, Transplant & GROW

> With the demise of two roses this week, I took the opportunity to relocate my L.D. Braithwaite into the area formerly occupied by “Jusy Joey” hybrid tea. I also moved a “Mardi Gras” I had wedged into a raised … Continue reading

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>Roses Pruned & Planted – Finally!

>I hope everyone had a great week. Mine was hectic, but good. A few big rose events have kept me hopping: Guest Blog Post. We had an awesome response to my guest blog post at GaGa’s Garden. Thanks to everyone … Continue reading

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>Wacky Alabama Weather

> On Wednesday, we had 2″ of snow on the ground and temps in the teens. By Sunday the temperature had risen to 60 degrees with the snow gone and the sun shining bright, I took an opportunity to get … Continue reading

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>Winter Rose Chore – Dead Leaf Removal

> This is the first warm sunny day in Birmingham in many weeks! It was a great opportunity for me to work in the garden. The winter rain, cold and wind tend to create an atmosphere just right for the … Continue reading

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>January Rose Garden Chores – Dormant Spray

> With the temps dipping into the teens in Alabama for the past week or so, it is an excellent time to apply my winter dormant spray. I use lime sulfur. It is a great spray for those roses that … Continue reading

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>Winterizing Roses In The South

>I have gotten several e-mails this week from folks asking about winterizing their roses. In the south where I live (zone 7b), I wait until the first heavy frost and trim back any tall canes about 1/3 to 1/2. This … Continue reading

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>Monday Rose Chores

>The rain we had over the weekend was a welcome respite from the 97+ degree days Alabama has experienced for the past 40 days or so. My rose chores are falling behind, so this morning I spent some time in … Continue reading

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>Summer Rose Care In The Deep South

> Summer is upon us and it’s time to consider how we care for our roses during the hot steamy months of summer in the deep south. Pruning By now, many of us are past our first and some past … Continue reading

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