Tag Archives: roses

Rose Rosette Disease is Bad News for Rose-Lovers

by Gene Sumi

There’s a relatively new problem suddenly appearing in our rose gardens and the news is not very good if you find that you have it.  If you’ve noticed new branches coming out …

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Time to prune your roses and other summer-bloomers, and here’s how

by Susan Harris
Homestead’s Golden Spades Club (highly informal, drop-ins welcome) gathered yesterday to hear gardening guru Gene Sumi’s advice about what to do in the garden this month, and pruning is a …

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Flower Carpet roses make the garden photo-ready in a hurry – I hope.

by Gardening Coach Susan Harris
You all know what to find out that company is coming, right?  But what about when the media’s coming?  A photographer for a home and garden magazine, perhaps?  …

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Spring Pruning – the What and the How


by Susan Harris

Are you one of those homeowners who never does ANY pruning?  Well, you have lots of company.  But really, there are lots of common plants that are almost …

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This week in my garden: Pruning roses and Filling up New Borders

by Susan Harris

Suddenly it’s spring-like out there and OMG there’s so much to do in the garden!  First, the regular spring maintenance:

The Pruning of the Roses

Now that there’s leaf growth …

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Some things you may not know about Valentine’s Day – or cut flowers

Posted by Susan Harris

The Days of Wine and Frilly Paper

Valentine’s Day has its origins back in the 3rd Century but for most of history it’s somehow been celebrated without roses …

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For Garden Blogger Bloom Day: Roses, Berries and a bit of Fall Foliage

by Susan Harris

On the 15th of every month, over 150 garden bloggers from around the world take part in a fun event – posting photos of what’s blooming in their garden.   Garden Blogger Bloom …

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