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The paths of garden and florist roses

Part 2: The Paths of Garden and Florist Roses Separate

Last week, I gave you some history on florist roses and their beginnings in the garden. Today, I'm going to tell you how they ended up going separate ways. The rose varieties used for cut flower production in greenhouses were initially the same varieties that were being used in gardens. However,...

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From Your Garden to Your Florist and Back

Part 1: From Your Garden to Your Florist and Back

The first in a four part series from Jacques Ferare about how trends and markets affect the roses you grow in the garden and the ones you can find at the florist. Are they ever the same? Ever since rose production became an industry, the worlds of florist roses and garden roses have followed very...

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Hellebore: A Bright Spot in the Winter That Never Ends

Hellebore: A Bright Spot in the Winter That Never Ends

By Greg Soles Looking out my office window this past February was quite depressing, except for these luscious beauties! The bright flowers that adorned these plants brought some sanity to this golfer who is pining for some sign of spring. The great thing is, gardening existed all winter! I had the...

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