Category Archives: Roses

Forsythia

Recently, I’ve been asked about the care of Forsythias. These are a bright, yellow Spring flowering plant that herald Spring. When in bloom, they are also a great reminder that it’s time to prune your roses. When the blooms are … Continue reading

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Pre-Spring Activities

It feels odd to write about Spring gardening tasks while most of North America is still under inches, if not feet of snow. And I realize that many of you in the UK are still dealing with flooding. But this … Continue reading

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Bedtime

Temperatures turn cold this weekend & daylight is shorter than night’s twilight. In the Midwest, snow has already fallen and the temperature highs are lower than the Northwest’s lows. My vegetable garden has been ready for weeks. This year, I … Continue reading

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Autumn Roses

In the midst of Fall clean-up, spreading compost and growing cover crop in your vegetable bed, it’s also time to care for your roses. Taking care of your roses now encourages healthy roses next year. I’m assuming you have already … Continue reading

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Roses in Bloom!

It’s June and the roses are blooming! Enjoy the color, form & fragrance. My roses don’t use any pesticides or herbicides; just some rose fertilizer in Spring. Even with a little black spot, the blooms turn out gorgeous. The best … Continue reading

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Time to Prune the Roses!

This is one of my favorite early signs of Spring in Seattle! If you haven’t already this month, take advantage of the good weather this weekend and do your spring rose pruning now. In general, you want to cut out … Continue reading

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