I apologize for the delay in announcing the
NOVICA winner. I had this post ready to go
save the winner announcement. At 5 pm
yesterday my husband and I went to my
Father-in-law’s farm to nurse a baby calf
that hadn’t nursed since being born Monday.
We worked with him through the night. He
regained some strength and I will be checking
on him today. Thank you so much for your
participation. Winner to the Giveaway is
Relaxed Rose Gardening
|Could it be Pierre de Ronsard or Eden rose? This was on my wish list|
|The Columbus Park of Roses was awarded America’s Best Rose Garden in 2010.
You can find a searchable list of Rose events on the American Rose Society website.
|A GIS map can be found here where you can locate your cold-hardiness zone down to the county level|
bare root – soak then prepare a wide hole creating a conical mound in the center for the roots to rest upon. The depth of the rose depends upon where you live – whether the grafted union is soil level or above. Here in the south it can be above. Bring the soil back around the rose – holding it as you do until there’s enough for it to stand without support. Add some water and allow it to drain. Add more soil then more water.
A several inch thick layer of mulch applied 2 or 3 times a year means fewer weeds, less water stress, less heat stress, richer more fertile soil and healthier plants. You may use decomposed bark, pine needles, peat moss or any weed-free material.
This is where most rose gardeners may become intimidated. Remember, healthy roses are forgiving and roses need pruning. Cutting back roses encourage new growth, this is when knowing your last frost dates is important –if you prune too early, encourage growth prior to the last frost, there could be damage to the new growth.
|options to pruning Tea Roses|
gloves – long, leather ones (gauntlets)
Linda at A La Carte
Thank you to all who participated!