Archives for March 2014

Rose leaves turning yellow – Watering Roses

Q I am a "snow bird" in Casa Grande with a small rose garden of 8 bushes. I have a current problem of yellowing leaves on nearly all bushes. It does not appear to be from excess water. I drip water … [Read more...]

Water Wand – Goodbye Aphids and Spider Mites

Q I need to purchase a water wand for washing aphids off of a couple of my rose bushes. I understand from my reading that the wands available in the big-box stores may not be most kind and effective … [Read more...]

Aphids!

Q My Hello Dolly just bloomed and I am so happy. But I now have the beginnings of a pest problem. There are these little brown bugs gathering at the base of new baby leaves and new rose buds. Do … [Read more...]

Rio Samba and Blue Roses

Q I'm looking for a red-yellow hybrid tea rose called Rio Samba. Can you direct me to a place where I might find one? Also, is there a blue rose available? I've had a Paradise and a Blue Girl but did … [Read more...]

2014 MEVRS Annual Rose Garden Tour

(Click flier to enlarge.) If you love roses and you love gardens this is a must. Bring your sun hat, sunscreen, some water and a camera. And bring your rose questions for our Consulting … [Read more...]

2014 Spring Tours! The Rose Garden at MCC

Over 9,000 rose bushes! The best show in town! The Rose Garden at MCC is bursting with rose buds. The beds that were pruned first are just starting to bloom now. I snapped the picture above … [Read more...]

Crown Gall on Roses

While digging around my healthy Gemini rose bush I was surprised to find a mass of woody, bulbous growths, just under the top of the soil. They broke off easily. Bad news: crown gall. Because it was … [Read more...]