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...]

2014 Rose Auction Catalog and Rose List!

We have an updated Rose Auction Catalog and Rose List! View them here: Rose Auction.  The auction is Saturday, February 1st, 2014. I saw two of my favorite roses on the list. Here's Angel Face. … [Read more...]

Rose Chat Radio Podcast

If you enjoy podcasts and you enjoy roses this is for you. It's great to listen to while you work in your rose garden or while driving around. Rose Chat Radio Podcast: Join us each week for the … [Read more...]

2014 Rose Auction

It's almost auction time. How lucky we are! Click here for details. I just looked at the partial list of auction roses and saw there is a Baby Grand. It's a Danish miniature. It was the first … [Read more...]

Selecting & Planting Roses/ Pruning Roses

We have two great new articles: Selecting and Planting Roses by MaryLou Coffman, Mike Jepsen and LeRoy Brady Select varieties that grow to the size, height, width and depth of the garden area … [Read more...]

Starting Roses from Cuttings by Rita Tall

Below is a picture showing clearly the foam cups (with holes on the bottom) covered with quart-size plastic bags, sitting in 8oz containers. Lately I have been using the see-through container (one at … [Read more...]

Moving a Fortuniana Rosebush

Q I have a 7 or 8 year old Ingrid Bergman rose bush that I got from a nursery in the South on Fortuniana root stock by mail. It is a beautiful rose bush but my wife planted a peach tree in front of … [Read more...]

Fertilizer and Planting Roses

Q Hello, I am preparing to plant some bare root roses this weekend. I would just like to know if i should mix rose food with the mound where the rose is supposed to "sit" on. The instructions from … [Read more...]