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Category: Roses

  • How to grow roses

    How to grow roses

    Growing roses offers the dual reward of vibrant blooms paired with lovely fragrances. But these plants are often intimidating to grow, especially for new gardeners. While there are a few finicky types, most modern roses are easy to learn to grow at home in your garden. How to grow roses Roses thrive with proper care…

  • Roald Dahl rose

    Roald Dahl rose

    The ‘Roald Dahl’ rose is an English shrub rose bred by David Austin Roses. This variety is known for its apricot-colored orange flowers that have a cupped rosette shape and a medium-strength tea fragrance. The plant is known for being quite healthy in the garden and having few thorns. This cultivar can be grown in…

  • Olivia Rose Austin rose

    Olivia Rose Austin rose

    The ‘Olivia Rose Austin’ rose is a shrub rose cultivar known for its voluminous, fragrant pink flowers. The bloom color is a medium pink, and the scent is somewhat fruity. Mature plants reach about 4-5 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide, depending upon growing conditions. This variety is known for its disease resistance and overall…

  • Rose color meaning guide

    Rose color meaning guide

    Different rose colors have unique meanings in the language of flowers and have long been a way to communicate emotion without words. Red roses symbolize romantic love, while pink roses signify gratitude and admiration. White roses are used at weddings, where they symbolize new beginnings. Let’s look at each color and its most common meanings.…

  • 10 red roses

    10 red roses

    Red roses are the classic symbol of love, beauty, passion, desire, and romance. There are hundreds of different varieties of red roses, but some are certainly more favored than others. Here are 10 of the most popular red roses to grow in your garden. 1. Don Juan rose The Don Juan rose is a popular…

  • 25 pink roses

    25 pink roses

    Pink roses symbolize confidence, elegance, joy, grace, sweetness, desire, and gratitude. While hundreds of pink rose varieties are available, here are 25+ of the most popular types to add to your garden. 1. Eden rose The Eden rose is a popular pale pink climbing rose that has been around since 1985. It was bred by…

  • 20 popular rose varieties

    20 popular rose varieties

    Wondering which rose varieties are the most popular? From the Eden rose, Peace rose, Julia Child rose, Black Baccara rose, and Iceberg rose – there’s a cultivar for everyone. With so many different types available, you’ll be sure to find an all-time favorite that fits perfectly into your outdoor space. 1. Eden rose The Eden…

  • 10 light pink roses

    10 light pink roses

    Light pink roses add a classic charm and quiet elegance to the garden and to floral arrangements. From heritage varieties to modern cultivars, including upright shrub roses, climbing roses, and even groundcover types, here are ten of the most popular light pink rose varieties to grow and choose for display. 1. New Dawn rose The…

  • 10 white roses

    10 white roses

    White roses symbolize eternal love, innocence, purity, reverence, secrecy, and youth. While hundreds of varieties of white rose plants are available, here are ten of the most popular cultivars to grow in your garden. 1. White Knock Out rose The White Knock Out rose is one of the most popular shrub roses in the world.…

  • 10 rose garden ideas

    10 rose garden ideas

    Ready to transform your garden into a mesmerizing haven of roses? Here are some top-notch ideas to help you create a rose garden that’s not just a feast for the eyes but a sanctuary for your soul. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a budding rose enthusiast, these tips will guide you in cultivating a…

  • How to care for roses

    How to care for roses

    Roses can either be easy or difficult to care for and the reasons why are not always clear to beginner gardeners. If you’re new to rose plant care, start by choosing disease-resistant, hardy varieties like ‘Knock Out’ or ‘Carefree Wonder’. These types require less maintenance and are more forgiving. Plant them somewhere that the leaves…

  • Rose leaves turning yellow

    Rose leaves turning yellow

    Rose leaves turn yellow for a variety of reasons, including fungal disease, insect pests, and environmental stressors. Additional symptoms of yellowing leaves on roses beyond leaf discoloration include wilting and potentially eventual death of the plant. To treat and prevent yellowing leaves on roses, it is important to identify the underlying cause and take appropriate…