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Go Wild with Native Roses

Photo by William CullinaThe accepted wisdom on roses is forbidding. The queen of flowers requires royal treatment: the richest soil, drip irrigation, a bed of its own, and precise pruning at a 45-degree angle. If the rituals aren’t done just right, the luxurious shrub with its delicate ...

Ouch! Roses and Fire Ants

In the Central Valley of California, my roses and I are subjected to hot summer temperatures, which leave both of us a little worse for wear. This past summer it was over 100 degrees for 70 days out of the 90 days of June, July and August. I know. I kept track. The bad part is this: when it ...

Gardening: Tips and ideas to ensure beautiful roses

Finding the best types of roses can be a confusing task when you consider the multitude of varieties that are available. Here are a few suggestions that will help you produce beautiful roses that are sure to be the envy of the neighborhood:Ask your local garden center or nursery about the best ...

On The Garden Path: Flower Carpet Pink Supreme

If you're looking for a lasting relationship with a rollicking, big-hearted rose that looks great and has no hang-ups, check out Flower Carpet Pink Supreme - the newest addition to the family of award-winning Flower Carpet groundcover roses.This rose has it all: big, beautiful clusters of ...

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On the Garden Path: Valentine’s Day Tulips

Silver Springs Attraction, a 350-acre theme park in Silver Springs, Fla., is known as Nature's Theme Park. It's located 90 miles north of Orlando, just east of Ocala.Nature's colorful beauty encircles everyone who visits. The botanical gardens feature an abundance of native and exotic plants ...

Rose Society: An Indiana Legacy

Considered the Dean of American Rose Growers, E.G. Hill spent a lifetime with roses. Born during the days of the Civil War, Hill became highly respected both in the United States and abroad for his rose-growing knowledge.In 1937, the E.G. Hill Memorial Garden was established in Richmond, Ind., ...

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