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To Name A Rose

Sometimes I think the most difficult part in the development of a new rose is to give it a name. Choosing the “varietal name," which is the one under which a new rose will be patented, is easy. We take the first three letters of the breeder’s name (MEI for Meilland , RAD for Radler , SPR for Jim...

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Is This Rose Fragrant? Depends on the Nose of the Beholder!

In my most recent blogs, I discussed how to define fragrance in roses and how it can be transmitted to future generations, as well as how it can be described to create new perfumes . Here I will try to answer the very basic question of what makes a particular rose fragrant (or not), and why some...

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Read All About It: Recent Articles About Knock Out® and Drift® Roses

Here is some recent coverage on Knock Out® Roses and Drift® Roses that may offer you some inspiring ideas for your own garden: Tales of a Nashville Gardener takes a look at Peach Drift® Great Design Plant: Knock Out® Roses Drifts of Roses for Small Spaces Knocked Out by Knock Out® Roses Knock Out®...

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