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Roses for Small Gardens

Is there anything more extravagant than a big, lush rose garden? If only we all had the room to plant one! But fear not, rose lovers – you can still have roses in a small garden (or even in NO garden …but more on that later.) For starters, be realistic about the size and quality of your space...

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San Francisco Flower and Garden Show

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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Gardening for Curb Appeal

If you’re thinking of selling your home, chances are you’re already aware of the importance of curb appeal. A house that appears well-maintained and updated from the outside can lead to more showings, and possibly a higher selling price. Now that you’ve power washed your home’s exterior, repaired...

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Reaching for the Sky

Few things inspire more “ooohs” and “aaahs” in the garden than a brilliant display of climbing roses . Stretching up walls or trellises, spilling over fences, or dramatically framing archways or doorways, these showstoppers are among every gardener’s favorite. Like all roses, climbing roses do best...

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Philadelphia Flower Show 2015

By Allison Hess Last Friday my co-worker Martha and I spent the afternoon at the Philadelphia Flower Show. This year the theme was inspired by films from Disney and Disney • Pixar. The show was a celebration of some of the most iconic movies throughout the years. Displays highlighted timeless...

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The Chelsea Flower Show

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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An Afternoon with Laurence Arene

By Allison Hess Last month I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to spend an afternoon with Laurence Arene, a breeder from Meilland International. Laurence was visiting Pennsylvania to tour our rose fields. On the last day of her trip, she had several free hours before her departing flight...

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Meals From the Garden

By Martha Thompson Last week, I shared some of what is growing in my garden here at Star Roses & Plants . Today I'm sharing some of the meals I made with my harvest! I love to eat and I love to cook and I love to eat what I cook. There's something so thrilling and rewarding about growing your...

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Take Your Garden to Work

By Martha Thompson At our office this spring, we planted a community vegetable garden. Everyone was offered a 6’x12' plot in which we could plant whatever we wanted. There is a mix of everything out here — from corn and cabbage, to potatoes and watermelon, and even some cut flowers. Everyone has...

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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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