Jacques Ferare's Blog

Part 3: Garden Roses for the Florist

By Jacques FerareMay 13th, 2013

In my last post, I discussed how today's florist roses have little in common with garden roses. However, maybe due to this influx of mass produced florist cut roses, there is a growing trend among some of the more sophisticated florists and consumers to come back to a more “natural” look, with...

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Rose Hips, Part 2: Which Roses Set the Most Hips?

By Jacques FerareMarch 4th, 2013

In part 1 of my blog on rose hips, I talked about how rose hips can be a vital source of winter food for birds, and also how people can use them in their everyday diets. Today, I will share with you a few roses that set a significant amount of hips. Most roses will set hips. Some will set only very...

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Miniature Roses, Maximum Beauty

By Jacques FerareFebruary 8th, 2013

Ferare Miniature roses are special to me since I began my career working with them, a mere 30+ years ago. At the time, I was a graduate student and one of the projects was to develop protocols for the forcing (growing in heated greenhouses as opposed to naturally outside) of a new family of...

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