Posts Tagged ‘rose’

Rose – Cane Borer

Q: I am having trouble with my Knockout Roses. I have had these plants for quite a few years. Last year I lost two plants and was not able to see any reason why. They just began to turn yellow...

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Knock Out Rose – Pruning in Summer

Q: I have read your recommendation of ‘Knock Out’ rose but didn’t find anything on the proper way to deadhead/prune them. How do you do it? A: ‘Knock Out’ rose is a plant I can wholeheartedly recommend to any gardener....

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Plant Propagation – Knock Out Rose

Q: Can I get a cutting from a Knockout rose to grow? If so, give me some tips. A: Strictly speaking, propagating a Knock Out rose is illegal. This plant, as well as many other roses and perennials, is patented....

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Rose Rosette Disease – Identification

Q: What do you know about rose rosette disease? A: I know it can be devastating to roses and will be extremely hard to control if it becomes widespread in Georgia. The disease causes very red foliage and stems, copious...

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Rose – Carefree Varieties

My favorite breakfast cereal has been “improved” once again. Now I’m implored to “Try It Hot!”. Never mind that my mother tried it hot fifty years ago and found that it tasted about as good cold as it did warm....

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Roses – Varieties for the South

The rose is known as “The Queen of Flowers”. For this reason, every gardener attempts to grow a rose or two. Some gardeners succeed, some gardeners fail. Why? One factor is that they failed to choose the correct variety for...

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Roses – Black Spot Resistant

Georgia rose growers know all too well the devastation that black spot can wreak on roses. Planting roses resistant to black spot is the best way to avoid problems. The following article lists some of the most disease-resistant roses for...

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Rose – Pruning Climbing Types

Most climbing roses bloom on old growth, that is, the growth from previous years. The best time to prune these roses is right after they finish blooming (typically in May). If they are repeat bloomers, then prune them right after...

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Rose – General Care

No flower in the world is as popular as the rose. Gardeners can choose from hundreds, perhaps thousands of different types of roses. For this discussion, roses will be simply divided into bush roses and climbing roses. General culture is...

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Rose – Fungicides for Black Spot Control

It’s important to switch fungicides each month to keep rose black spot disease at bay. Swap between chlorothalonil (Daconil), myclobutanil (Spectracide Immunox), triforine (Ortho Orthenex Rose Spray, and propiconazole (Bonide Infuse) every four weeks. Read the label to know the...

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Rose – Buying and Planting

THE RIGHT SITE Roses require a minimum of six hours of sunlight each day. Where some shade cannot be avoided, find a location with morning sun at least. Morning sun will help dry dew from the foliage and reduce leaf...

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Vole – Damage to Plants and Control

Q: When I was spraying my roses I noticed that one of my ‘Oklahoma’ hybrid Teas was drooping at the top. When I went out today it was drooping worse than ever. I pulled gently and it came out of...

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Lenten rose – Pruning

Q: When may I prune the old growth from my Lenten rose? A: It won’t hurt to prune the ugliest foliage now but my wife prunes ours drastically in mid-March. In that way she removes the tattered leaves of winter...

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