Posts Tagged ‘roses’

UGA Downloadable Plant List Publications

Finding the right plant for the right place can really be a chore! Fortunately, there are several excellent references that will help you find what you need. Try these University of Georgia publications first: Landscape Plants for Georgia a great...

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The Earth-Kind® Rose Program

Roses are one of the most desired of garden flowers. Yet today’s hurried lifestyles often prevent gardeners from tending their roses as they should. The Earth-Kind® Rose Program has been very successful in identifying and promoting low-care roses. The program...

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History of Knock Out® Rose

William Radler Develops Hybrids That Are Knockouts By STEWART DEMPSEY From the July 9, 2006 edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel It is hard to imagine a garden without roses. Their captivating beauty and lore are entwined in the hearts...

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Earth Kind Roses – List

In January 2002, at the conclusion of the first 5-year research study, Texas A&M had identified 11 cultivars which not only survived but also produced outstanding results in southern gardens. Those 11 cultivars are: Sea Foam – a creamy white...

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David Austin Roses for The South

Cyndi Lauderdale, executive director of the Wilson Botanical Gardens, and a North Carolina Extension Service agent, has found that several English rose cultivars grow well in the hot and humid Southeast. Writing in The American Nurseryman, she presents these notes:...

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Rose – Disease from Thorns

Q: A co-worker of mine is having a terrible time because she evidently caught an infection from being stuck with thorn from a rose bush she was moving. She had a place on her leg that wouldn’t heal, then after...

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Roses – Sources of Good Ones

Q: Your recent article on disease resistant roses was great but you didn’t tell us where we could buy them! A: My colleagues Martha Tate and Erica Glasener could teach me a few lessons couldn’t they? Whenever you see a...

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Groundcover – For Bank

Q: My husband and I  are in the process of building a new house and will have a large, steep bank dividing the yard from the road. What can you recommend for a fast, low-growing, attractive ground cover for this...

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Japanese Beetle – Controlled by Drought

Q: Where have all the Japanese beetles gone? Last year I had thousands, this year only one (and I had to search for that one). I do not spray so I know I had nothing to do with their disappearance....

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Rose – Winter Care

Q: My wife and I have the same discussion about our rose garden this time every year. I learned from my grandfather in east Tennessee that at the end of the season you cut the bushes down to twelve inches...

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Cypress Mulch – Problems

Q: Is cypress mulch good for roses? Would it have any bad effects? A: Cypress mulch won’t hurt your roses but I hope you won’t buy any more of it. One of the causes of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina...

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Deer Control – Electric Fence

Q: Last week you mentioned that your cousin is using an electric fence to control deer. We live out in the country and the deer eat our hydrangeas, roses and althea like they are candy. No repellents seem to work....

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Rose – Flowers Change Color

Q: A few years ago I planted yellow, pink and red roses. Now the blooms are all red. Why did they change color? A: The most likely explanation is that you planted grafted roses and blooming sprouts have risen from...

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Earth Kind Roses – Sources

Q: I do have three ‘Knock Out’ roses and love them. Do know of a source that I could fine some of the other Earth Kind roses? A: Call your neighborhood nursery first. Locally, Autumn Hill Nursery in east Cherokee...

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Cherokee Rose

Q: I have to do a garden club program on our state...

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Daylily – Rust

Q: What can you tell me about the sad, ugly rust infecting our wonderful daylilies? A: This summary from the American Daylily Society gives detailed information. Note the fungicide info.: “daylily rust can be controlled under greenhouse conditions by fungicide...

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Multiflora Rose – Identification

Q: Can you enlighten us on the pros and cons of this vine-like plant? We thought it might be a Cherokee Rose, but decided not. A: It’s a multiflora rose – a thorny, devilish weed that grabs and stabs anyone...

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Rose (Tree Form, Standard) – Pruning

Q: I have two lovely rose trees in pots that did very well this summer. They are five feet tall and two feet wide. As cold weather arrives, should I cut them back? Should I bring them inside for the...

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