Archives for February 2014

Low Growing Roses

Q I have two 4' x 4' flower beds in my front yard by the street exposed to the full sun in Mesa all day. I have hybrid tea roses all along the front of the house and would love to put low-growing … [Read more...]

When to Prune Roses in Arizona

Q Is mid January still the best time to trim roses, about 1/2 or has that recommendation changed?  I am an Arizona native and for over 40 years my husband and I trimmed them in January for wonderful … [Read more...]

Bermuda Grass – unwanted!

Q I have a problem with invasive bermuda grass in my rose beds. I'm 61 now and with arthritis in my shoulder I'm starting to lose this battle using brute force. Pull, mulch, or use some grass killer … [Read more...]

Gemini, an early bloom

I planted two new Gemini roses a few weeks ago. One had a bud on it. Here's the bloom. I missed the hybrid tea form stage but photographed it when it opened wide. It's 5 1/2 inches across. Gemini is … [Read more...]

Compost in the Rose Garden at MCC

Today and Saturday, March 8 you can come to the Rose Garden at MCC and buy bags of Ken Singh's compost. He delivers a mountain of it. Read about Ken Singh and his compost here. Volunteers spread it … [Read more...]

Rose Order from K & M Roses

I ordered 4 new hybrid teas from K & M Roses. They look pretty good, don't they! K & M has good customer support and fixes any problems with your order if there are any. These roses are … [Read more...]

Brown Edges on Petals & Brown Edges on Leaves

Q What causes brown edges on rose petals? A Brown edges on petals are usually caused by thrips. Thrips are tiny chewing insects that are about 1/16 inch long, with a diameter the size of a … [Read more...]

Hot Princess & Other Pink Roses

Q I love your list of "best roses" and like to use it as a reference when I am buying a new rose bush. I want to find a deep pink hybrid tea rose that does well in our heat. "Hot Princess" seems … [Read more...]