How many red roses do you have in your garden?

Today is National Red Rose Day. A red rose conjures of romantic love, passion, respect and courage. In celebration of the National Red Rose Day, I’m listing the red roses in my garden. I have 21 red roses, 17 varieties.   1.       1 Mister Lincoln – dark red - Hybrid Tea 2.      2 Veterans’ Honor …

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Rose Glossary

      Here is a Rose Glossary to help you understand some rose terms and enjoy your rose gardening hobby to the fullest.   AARS – All American Rose Selections AGRS – American Garden Rose Selections ADR rose - a winner in the German ADR rose trial (Allgemeine Deutsche Rosenneuheitenprüfung). No chemical pesticides have …

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The Green Rose for St. Patrick’s Day

  Is there a pot of gold for us lovers of roses?  For all the Irish in all of us, we can say we have a green rose, not St. Patrick rose which only has a tint of green, but a real green rose.  It is Viridiflora ‘Rosa Monstrosa’ otherwise known as The Green Rose.  …

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Peace Rose for United Nations’Day – Oct. 24

   Parentage: (‘George Dickson’ x ‘Souvenir de Claudius Pernet’) x (‘Joanna Hill’ x ‘Chas. P. Kilham’) x ‘Margaret McGredy”. Hybridized by the French hybridizer Francis Meilland in the late 1930s, and introduced by Conard-Pyle Co., West Grove, PA in 1945.   The rose that is called ‘Peace’ in the United States and Great Britain is …

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Is It Hard To Grow Roses? Not If You Try Eco-Friendly Method.

As I talk to more people about growing roses, I was amazed at most of the answers I got, “Roses are hard to grow. You have to spray constantly.” Spraying scares some people. Most people just want to grow roses without spraying those chemicals and that is the main reason “Knock Out” roses are so …

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