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May 5, 2020

This article is from Roses & You, March 2019

I ordered my first bourbon rose several years ago after visiting Mottisfont Abbey in Hampshire, England. It was quite an intoxicating experience.

As many of you know, the Mottisfont rose garden (designed by Graham Stuart Thoma...

May 5, 2020

This article is from Roses & You, March 2019

First thing… Before gardening season starts, clean your pruners. Oven cleaner works very well for removing the built-up blackened sap from the blades of your pruners. Spray the cleaner on the blades and let it soak for five m...

May 5, 2020

This article is from Roses & You, March 2019

Bob & Kitty Belendez, of Santa Clarita, California, are Master Rosarians and avid rose show exhibitors. Kitty is a Rose Show Judge. They have been members of American Rose Society for over 30 years. They currently grow 275 ro...

May 5, 2020

Greetings from Southern California! Roses abound here, and I hope they will spread throughout the country as you read about the hidden rose gem class of floribundas. Floribundas are just what you desire—abundant flowers, come in many colors as well as fragrance and eas...

May 5, 2020

This article is from Roses & You, February 2019

Don't throw away that banana peel, it could help you grow better roses. The ubiquitous banana, one of the few fruits readily available all winter long, can make a wonderful supplement to your rose fertilization program....

May 4, 2020

This article is from Roses & You, January 2019

My love of roses began with hybrid teas. In 1993 I was fortunate enough to work for someone who was an avid hybrid tea gardener with over 300 bushes. That same year, the Louisville Rose Society hosted the ARS National Fall...

May 4, 2020

Article from Roses & You, January 2019

When recently asked what is a Consulting Rosarian (CR), my first thought was the answer to this question is obvious. However, after giving it more thought, I must agree with the description one rosarian used – a CR is a “Rose Evang...

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