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How to Fertilize your Knock Out and Drift Roses

Fertilizing Knock Out® and Drift® Roses

Are you wondering when you should fertilize your roses? The good news is that Drift® and Knock Out® Roses will perform beautifully even without fertilizing! However, if you choose to give them an additional boost, it's very important not to fertilize until after the roses are established and go...

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Transplanting Roses

There may be many reasons for wanting to transplant a rose. Maybe the existing location will be under construction, perhaps you would prefer it in a different part of the garden for aesthetic reasons, or you may be moving. Whatever reason you have for deciding to move your rose, choose wisely when...

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To Water or Not to Water, That is the Question

The best time, way and frequency to water during dry spells Well, it has been quite a hot summer so far. Have there really been six heat waves in southeastern PA? I’ve lost count... but that is what I overheard on the news report the other day. The few summer thunderstorms passing through have...

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Of Pectorals and Pruning

At some point in the long slog of human evolution we developed pectoral muscles, and I’m glad we did. I make sure I use mine at least once a year, and this is that time -- pruning time . Pectoralis major, in case you’ve forgotten, is the large muscle in the chest, going from the breastbone to each...

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How to Plant a Bareroot Rose

Step 1: Use the right tools For this job, you will need the following tools: a shovel (or spade), pruning shears, and a wheelbarrow (optional). Step 2: Pick an Appropriate Spot to Plant Your rose bush will need at least 6 hours of sun each day, so choose a sunny spot to plant. Step 3: Clean Up Bush...

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