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Bareroot vs. Container Roses

So you are perusing the selection at a garden center and you see some twigs wrapped in attractive packaging with colorful pictures of rose blooms promising that someday this back of twigs will one day look so beautiful. Really? What is a bareroot rose and what are the advantages of purchasing it...

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What is a "Good" Rose?

As the season for rose evaluation is just beginning, I am reminded of the two questions people ask me the most: What is your favorite rose? And, what are you looking for when you are evaluating the new seedlings? The answer to the first question is easy: my favorite rose does not exist yet. It’s...

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A Trip to Arkansas

Last week I joined my Conard-Pyle colleague and fellow blogger, Kyle McKean, for a couple of days with P. Allen Smith at an event in Little Rock. Twenty-four garden bloggers from around the country got together to tour some local gardens and to spend one day visiting Allen's stunning Garden Home...

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Being Social in the Garden

By Kajsa Haracz What’s better than hanging out in the garden with your friends? That is exactly what Steve, Kyle and I were doing at the Garden2Blog event at P. Allen Smith’s Moss Mountain Farm in the hills of Arkansas in early May. We were joined by a group of lively bloggers and sponsor friends...

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First Time I Met With Meilland

The House of Meilland, or Meilland International as it is known in the trade, is in Southern France, and has been in business even longer than we have at Conard-Pyle. The century-old business is still owned by the Meilland family, and has seen ups (mostly) and downs (a few) over its remarkable...

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Four New Roses to Plant This Spring

It’s exciting to look forward to seeing all your favorite roses bloom again. But, if you have some spots to fill in your garden, or just like to keep up on the newest varieties, there are some great new additions available now. Leading the way, of course, is the 2012 All-America Rose Selections...

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Popcorn Drift® Rose Introduced at California Spring Trials

It won’t be available to consumers until 2013, but the Popcorn Drift® rose is already making a great impression. The latest addition to the Drift® family recently debuted at the 2012 California Spring Trials, an annual event that brings together breeders, growers, and other horticultural...

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Drift Away with Drift® Roses

Drift® Roses have been called “the next big thing for small gardens,” and who can argue? A cross between full-size groundcover roses and miniature roses, these compact beauties liven up those hard-to-fill spots in both large and small gardens. They are also ideal for perennial beds or hillsides –...

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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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Sunshine Daydream and No-Spray Organic Gardening

Sunshine Daydream is our 2012 AARS (All-American Rose Selections®) winner. This means it out-performed all the other roses entered and trialed in 20 different gardens across the country under no-spray conditions for a period of two years. Sunshine Daydream is a full flowered, butter-yellow colored...

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