Tuesday, April 14, 2009

My Rose Garden

All of my roses are starting to put on alot of new growth. A few have even bloomed. My Knock-Out Roses were the first to bloom and are blooming like crazy. I have noticed that my hybrid-teas are putting on new growth and starting to bloom.

I transplanted 4 that I bought last year and bought another 27 this year....Yes I know, I have a rose problem. They were small roses that were bought in sleeves from Marvins for $2-3. They are grade 2 but, the money I saved will make it well worth waiting till next year for large bushes. I have had a few signs of Black-Spot already, which I blame on the excessive flooding we have had in the past 3 weeks. I have sprayed with Ortho Disease Control, and will have to spray again today.

So far out of all the roses I planted, they are all doing pretty good. Some are doing better then others but I believe they will all make it. I promise to post pictures soon.

As for my rose garden, it's still in the making but it's almost complete. I still have to get a few more trellis', pick out a few more weeds and decide whether I want to use mulch or straw. Last year the straw did well but I personally think mulch looks better. I will have to wait and see what my budget will allow.

How to Prevent Weeds in Your Garden and Flower Beds

Preventing weeds can be very easy when done correctly. For some easy ways to prevent weeds from growing in your flower beds, gardens and other areas the check out
How to Prevent Weeds in Your Garden and Flower Beds.

Amaryllis' are beautiful, tropical bulb specimens that are easy to grow and are very rewarding with proper care. Knowing how to grow Amaryllis is the key to having a beautiful show. Their abundant flowers are great for indoor pieces, outdoors in beds and also in cut flower arrangements.

For a complete guide on growing Amaryllis' then visit How to Grow Beautiful Amaryllis.

Growing Roses

With Spring in the air so are the roses! All my roses are just starting to form buds with a few that have already opened. Here are some great articles on growing roses:

10 Tips for Growing Beautiful Roses

How to Grow Roses From Stem Cuttings

How to Plant Bare-Root Roses

How to Treat Black Spot on Roses

How to Grow Roses From Cuttings

Tips for Growing Roses from Cuttings

How to Grow Beautiful Roses With Bigger Blooms

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Guide to Growing Peace Lilies

Peace Lilies are a very popular house plant. They are well known for their glossy green, tropical foliage and their white blooms that shoot up out the center of the plant. They do grow outdoors but are most commonly grown indoors. Peace Lilies are very easy to grow and are maintenance free for the most part. For more information on growing Peace Lilies check out the Guide to Growing Peace Lilies .

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Container Gardening

Whether you are looking for a low-maintenance garden, have little space or no planting area (such as a second-story condo,) then container gardening may be the best option for your gardening needs.Container gardens are usually more simple then in-ground gardens; flower or produce gardens alike. Container gardens can be arranged in a beautiful, creative way that will allow you to spruce up in lawn, deck, balcony or any other area that may need a touch of color.

Container Gardening is a very easy method for gardening in tight places. It's attractive, simple and very easy to complete. For some great ideas check out Container Gardening.

How to Grow Beautiful Roses

With Spring vastly approaching, the rose growing season is just around the corner. I have put together several rose tips, including how to grow roses, propagating roses, fertilizing, pruning, etc in a great lens called How to Grow Beautiful Roses .

In addition to great information about growing roses, I have also listed my own personal rose collection. Take a minute and check it out! You will love the pictures, tips and everything else listed!