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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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Popcorn Drift® Wins Silver Medal at 2016 Monaco Rose Trial

Popcorn Drift® Wins Silver Medal at 2016 Monaco Rose Trial

Star® Roses and Plants is pleased to announce that Popcorn Drift® was recently awarded a Silver Medal for Ground Cover Roses at the 2016 Monaco Rose Trial. The Monaco Rose Trial is distinguished from other international rose competitions by the fact that the roses presented are grown in pots rather...

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“An Evening Among the Roses”

We recently attended the ninth annual Jasper Crane Rose Garden Party, “An Evening Among the Roses” hosted by Friends of Wilmington Parks.

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Roses in the Drought

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

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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Testing Our Roses

This is the time of the year when we harvest, grade and ship our bareroot roses. It is a huge process that takes roughly four months, from December to March, with some left over shipping into early April. This is also when we harvest and grade the potential varieties we will ship to our trial sites...

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

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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Robots in Horticulture

I was visiting growers in the South a few weeks ago, and I had the opportunity to see robots at work spacing plants in the nursery. Yes robots! It may sound unbelievable, but there are in fact quite a few of them now in operation all over the US. They are the next big thing in automation in...

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