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