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What's the Most Useful Thing Dad Ever Taught You? Share His Best Advice for a Chance to Win Everyday Roses

We all know dads are great teachers. So in honor of Fathers Day, we'd like to know: What is the best skill, advice, or tip your dad ever taught you? Maybe it was teaching you to drive, or how to find the perfect hot spot on the grill. Maybe it was just the right way to cut the grass, or prune your...

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The Lady Banks Rose

The Lady Banks Rose

The first rose to bloom in my garden, the Lady Banks Rose , shouldn't even be in my garden. Officially called Rosa banksiae lutea, the plant shouldn't have survived the first winter here in southeastern Pennsylvania. Good thing I didn't tell it, as it is now glorious in its fourth spring. In our...

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Part 4: Florist Roses for the Garden

Part 4: Florist Roses for the Garden

Jacques Ferare wraps up his series on florist and garden rose similarities and differences. While there is a trend for florist arrangements to look more natural, at the other end of the spectrum, a variety developed for the florist trade can make the jump over to the garden. These are rare...

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Part 3: Garden Roses for the Florist

In my last post, I discussed how today's florist roses have little in common with garden roses. However, maybe due to this influx of mass produced florist cut roses, there is a growing trend among some of the more sophisticated florists and consumers to come back to a more “natural” look, with...

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Mom Always Said … Share Mom’s Best Advice for a Chance to Win Everyday Roses

In honor of Mothers Day, we’d like to know: What is the best advice your mom ever gave you? Share her words of wisdom in a comment below. We will pick our favorites to win a copy of Everyday Roses , the new book by Paul Zimmerman that tells you everything you need to know about roses – with some...

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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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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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Knock Out® Roses make a "Brilliant" Appearance at Philadelphia Flower Show

The Philadelphia Flower Show is happening now through March 10. Visitors will see lots of Knock Out® Roses (of all varieties!). Here are a few photos from some of our favorite Knock Out® displays:

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Rose Hips, Part 2: Which Roses Set the Most Hips?

In part 1 of my blog on rose hips, I talked about how rose hips can be a vital source of winter food for birds, and also how people can use them in their everyday diets. Today, I will share with you a few roses that set a significant amount of hips. Most roses will set hips. Some will set only very...

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