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2015 Blogs

Roses in the Drought

By Jacques FerareApril 13th, 2015

As California enters its 4 th year of drought, we will be living under mandatory state water restrictions — the first ever for the state. The restrictions will affect mostly urban areas, and therefore what happens in the garden. Roses in the Drought was also the topic of a talk I attended a while...

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San Francisco Flower and Garden Show

By Jacques FerareMarch 27th, 2015

Over the last couple of weeks some of my colleagues have had the opportunity to attend the Philadelphia Flower Show and the Chicago Flower and Garden Show. I could not sit back and let the East Coast and Midwest folks have all the fun, so I went to the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show, which...

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Springtime Contradiction

By Guest BloggerMarch 25th, 2015

The first day of spring was quite a visual contradiction here in our West Grove, Pennsylvania display garden. The Hamamelis (Witch-hazel) were in full bloom with a complement of fresh snow!

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The Chelsea Flower Show

By Guest BloggerFebruary 23rd, 2015

It’s about this time of year when I start planning my spring travels to visit breeders and growers, and to attend some of the top shows in Europe. At the top of my list is always the Chelsea Flower Show. I thought I’d give you all a sneak preview of what to expect. If you’ve never been, and have...

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Star® Roses and Plants Sends Some Love to the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden

By Guest BloggerFebruary 4th, 2015

The Friends of the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden are a dedicated bunch! During a recent Community Pruning Day, they pruned more than 4,000 roses in only 2 hours. We were happy to donate more than 900 roses to plant in the garden, and to share with these amazing volunteers. We also donated roses to...

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