The names of roses are as varied as the roses themselves. We look for plants that are easy to care for and a joy to view. This year's selection includes:
Our inventory changes often, so come visit our shop to see what we have on hand.
It's good to feed your roses three to six times a year, depending upon the health of the plant and the type of fertilizer you apply. Use a good organic fertilizer with a ratio of Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potash mixed especially for roses. Also, be sure to give your rose beds a 1 to 2 inch layer of good composting mulch. This will give the organic fertilizer the matter it needs for biodegradation. When you visit our shop, ask us about our rose garden supplies.
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A single hybrid rose bush needs about 1 inch of water per week, and there are good techniques for watering your plants. If newly planted, be sure to water your roses thoroughly to help settle the soil. Keep the ground moist until the roots establish themselves. It's a good idea to water your roses in the morning. Water slowly so that the moisture will seep deeply. Avoid rust, mildew and black spots by testing the soil before you water. Test the soil with your finger. If the soil is dry below two or three inches, it's probably time to water.
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Here are some tips on cutting roses we've gathered over the years:
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In Europe, fossilized roses and their fruit have been carbon dated to 35 million years! No one was around to name them then, but at least by 2500 B.C.E. the ancient Greeks were calling roses the tears of the goddess, Aphrodite and the Egyptians were already including them in the tombs of the great kings. In the Western Hemisphere, the wild rose has flourished from Alaska to Mexico and beyond for millennia where it supplied countless indigenous cultures with both food and medicine. In fact, the ubiquity of the rose in human history suggests such a deep, primeval attachment that it's no wonder poets and artists are so compelled to articulate its meaning and its place in the human psyche.