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Rose pruning 
Your rose question: Hi Annelie, I am back with more questions! I need more info on rose pruning. I read thru your instructions about timing of …

Transplanting Roses From Pots To Ground 
YOUR ROSE QUESTION: I have seven potted roses that I would like to move into a new rose garden. When and how should I do this? At present they …

Long Stem Cutting Roses 
YOUR ROSE QUESTION : I would like to start a rose business where customers can cut their own roses. This is a start up business and I …

Roses for San Fernando Valley, Ca 
YOUR ROSE QUESTION: Hi, I have a couple of questions I hope you can help us with: We are doing a complete re-landscape (more water efficient) …

What Is The Life Expectancy Of a Rose Bloom? 
QUESTION I am new to rose gardening, and I was thrilled with my first Mr. Lincoln bloom 2 days ago. Today, however, I noticed that the edges of the …

History of Memorial Day Tea Rose 
QUESTION I cannot confirm anywhere on the web that memorial day tea rose was the 1962 rose of the year although 5 years ago or so this info was on the …

Red Eden Climber Blooms 
QUESTION I have a red eden climber that I have trouble with. The blooms won't open all the way. The bush is about 4 years old. It's pretty tall …

Question on a Rose Bush 
QUESTION: Hello, thank you for having this format. A few years ago, my husband and i rented a home in Paradise valley, right off of tatum. We …

Queen Elizabeth Climber
That Has Never Bloomed
 
QUESTION I have this very large Queen Elizabeth Climbing rose that has never bloomed. I am sure it is at least 4 years old and gives me beautiful …

Soil and Water For Roses 
QUESTION Hi Annelie, In regards to the New Dawn roses what kind of soil do they prefer and how much water? I live in Yermo, CA (zone 9a, …

Aphids 
QUESTION I remember reading once that a mild solution of water and dish soap sprayed on roses can rid them of aphids. Is this true? What kind of dish …

Long, Spindly Rose Stems
With Small Flower Buds
 
QUESTION: Thank you for taking my question. I live in the Desert of Southern California and now is the very best time as the weather has cooled down …

Complimenting Plant Varieties
For Rose Bushes
 
QUESTION: Hi Annelie, My name is Luke I live in Australia and I have just started making my garden. I have planted a variety of 13 mature roses …

Rose Blooms Drying Up Too Soon 
QUESTION: My roses are beautiful when they bloom, but the very next day they are nearly paper dry. Our temperatures are unusually high, but I do …

Don Juan Roses Have Brown Dry Leaves 
QUESTION: Hi, and thanks for taking my question! My Don Juans are gorgeous and have been in the ground about five years. In the last couple of weeks, …

Wild Rose Strangling my Carpet Roses? 
QUESTION: Hi Annelie, I have what I think are carpet roses; just like you described, low growing, more wide than tall. I have had them around my patio …

Hybrid Tea Rose Spring Pruning 
QUESTION: Normally I prune my roses in the early spring, but since we have really had such cold temperatures and snow, did not go out to do this until …

Rose Bud Not Opening  
QUESTION: I am having problems with my Pierre Notting rose. For some reason the buds don't open and drop off. What am I possibly doing wrong? ANSWER: …

Rose Bush With No Leaves  
QUESTION; I bought a semi dormant bareroot don juan rose the last of February 2013 and planted the rose the first week of March. The trunk is green as …

Stunted Growth On Roses After Pruning 
Annelie, QUESTION: I have two rose bushes that started new growth in early March but, just stopped. They are 4' apart. One is a climber, the …

Chelsea Rose Bush 
QUESTION: Hi, Im trying to trace a rose with the name Chelsea. A young friend of mine has just lost her Mum, who often spoke in the past about a rose …

Seven Sisters Rose Won't Bloom 
QUESTION; Good morning. I bought my mother a seven sisters rose bush 3 years ago and it still has not bloomed. It gets about 4 hours of sun a day and …

Can These Old Roses Be Saved? 
QUESTION: Hello- I just moved into my dream house, a great big 100 year old Sears home. The woman who lived here moved to the house when she was …

Small Red Roses on Big Rose Bush 
QUESTION: I have about 4 roses of different varieties with small red roses growing on them for the past couple years. They are a climbing peace, climbing …

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Bought a House With Existing Rose Garden 
QUESTION Hi! My husband and I bought a beautiful house with a rose garden. It was pruned in November and now that its Spring I have no idea where …

Quick Interview About Growing Roses 
QUESTION: My name is Kaitlin, I'm a senior at High School and I'm doing a research paper on roses for my graduation project. If you don't mind could …

Knock Out Roses Leaves 
QUESTION I planted knock out roses last spring and now that cold weather is here the leaves are mostly golden with some orange. There are some green leaves …

Re-Potting Roses in Containers 
QUESTION: I live in Florida where the soil is pure sand. I have had luck growing my roses in large containers. My question is-- when will they need …

Raised Flower Beds Over Concrete 
QUESTION: The only space I have that is, sunlight-wise, suitable for growing roses in within a large walled in patio area. My hope is to build two, …

Winterizing Double Knockout Roses 
QUESTION: I live in Eastern PA. I believe by your question & answer page, I should winterize the knockout roses around the week of Thanksgiving. What …

Is it too late for me to plant a rose bush? 
QUESTION: Hi, my name is Carissa. I live in northern Minnesota in zone 3. I want to plant a rose bush, but I'm not quite sure I should plant now. I …

Planting Knockout Roses
During Hot Summer
 
QUESTION : Can I still plant the double red Knockout roses during the heat of the summer? I live in Atlanta GA and it looks like we are in zone 8. …

My Moss Rose Bush Won't Bloom 
QUESTION : My mother gave me a clipping of her Moss Rose bush a year ago. We planted it and kept it covered over the winter. It is healthy and …

Yellow Roses For Indiana 
QUESTION : Hello - I'm wondering if you can recommend a yellow rose bush for central Indiana. My mother has been wanting yellow roses but hasn't had …

Pruning Southern California Roses
Growing By The Beach
 
QUESTION: This is probably the best rose blog I have found and I learned so much about pruning the climbing roses. I have a new landscape and garden …

Growing Roses in Ohio 
QUESTION: When is the best time to plant and grow rose bushes in Southern Ohio? My question may appear elementary but this is my first attempt at …

Rose Dying In Arizona 
QUESTION : I grow roses in eastern Arizona in the desert. The stems start turning black and the leaves wilt and die. I have one now that looks like …

Double Knockout Rose
Fungus Disease
 
QUESTION : We live in Atlanta, GA and have several red double knock out roses that have been productive and beautiful for the past 4 years. This year …

Winterizing Potted Knock Out Roses 
Hello, QUESTION : I have a knockout rose bush in a pot outside that I just planted this year. I live in the city so I won't be able to plant it …

Planting Roses For Beginners 
QUESTION : I am very encouraged by your beautiful, informative website! I would like to plant climbing roses in memory of my mother who passed on …

Holes in My Rose Leaves 
QUESTION : I have some kind of bugs eating my rose bush leaves. There are little holes in all my rose bush leaves and I do not know what it is. …

Purple Ebb Tide Rose 
QUESTION : What can I do to make Ebb Tide rose produce purple blooms? Last fall, we planted Ebb Tide roses for their dark purple color. In the …

Peace Hybrid Tea Rose 
QUESTION :I have a Peace Hybrid Tea Rose that has beautiful foliage, but it only has two or three blooms on it each year. It is about five years old. …

Cecille Brunner Climbers 
QUESTION : We live in the PNW - Olympic Peninsula at 850 feet elevation. I have 4 beautiful mature Cecille Brunner climbers 12 years old. After …

Growing Roses In Michigan 
QUESTION : I am starting my own garden in Michigan, and would love to grow roses. So far, I have the perfect place for roses. I just need help finding …

Tiffany Hybrid Tea Rose Bush 
QUESTION : I purchased a Tiffany rose bush several years ago and loved it. I don't remember where I bought it or I would go back to them to try to …

Rose Buds Within A Rose? 
QUESTION : Last fall, I bought a rose bush that starting to grow rose buds within a rose. In the beginning the rose had a green, grassy-looking center …

New Dawn Climbing Rose 
QUESTION : I have a New Dawn climber that looks like it's dying. What is this disease and what do I do? I have two New Dawn climbing roses on the corner …

Growing Angel Face
Floribunda Rose In South Florida
 
QUESTION : I live in south Florida and have an area approximetly 8 feet long and 2 feet wide. It receives direct sun about 6 hours a day. I have never …

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Planting Roses In South Carolina 
QUESTION : When is the right time to plant roses in South Carolina? I live in Lexington County. ANSWER : Hi Sharon! Here is my page about planting …

Searching for Apricot Nectar Floribunda
To Purchase
 
QUESTION : Twenty five years ago, when we moved into our home in Virginia, I purchased a single Apricot Nectar rose bush. It has bloomed successfully …

Julia Childs Rose
Changing Color
 
QUESTION : One of my gardening friends posed a question on her blog. She wanted to know why her Julia Child which should be blooming butter yellow, …

Cecile Brunner Rose 
QUESTION : Is the Cecile Brunner Rose you are selling everblooming? Or is the one that just blooms in spring? I hope to get a Cecile Brunner rose, …

Fountain and Roses 
QUESTION : I have a problem with my new landscaping I did last year. I gave it all great thought, but I didn't think about the fountain water blowing …

How To Care For
An Old Climbing Rose
 
QUESTION : Hello! Thank you for making this contact available. We have an old white climbing rose that originated in Baltimore MD roughly 70 years …

Black spot on roses leaves 
QUESTION : How to treat rose bushes for black spot? ANSWER : Hi Sherry! there are several ways to treat black spot on roses . First you have to …

Yellow Rose Of Texas 
QUESTION : I am looking for a old bush that my grandma has in her yard years ago.....it was called yellow rose of Texas...or that is what she called it. …

Best Roses for Hot, Dry Climate
Tropical Area
 
QUESTION : What is the best rose for the N. Coast of Peru. Hot or warm year around, dry air most of the year? Thanks! ANSWER : Hi David and Lin, fellow …

Roses With Root Stock 
QUESTION : My rose bushes are abt. 25 yrs. old. Many have excessive growth of root stock. No matter how much I prune down the root stock, they …

Eden Rose or America Rose
Which Do You Prefer
 
QUESTION : HI I have emailed you in the past. Am intersted in planting several of the same climbing roses, prefer fragrance, along a fence in our …

A White Rose Called Honor 
QUESTION : I want to send from a local nursery in the Orange Park/Jacksonville, Florida, a rose bush called Honor rose to show respect for a friend who …

How Long Do Rose Plants Live?  
QUESTION : I am concerned since I did not cover my roses this year. I did not cover them last year either. They seemed to survive. We get frost …

Find Me a Rose That Will Not Burn in Arizona 's Summer Heat 
QUESTION : My roses all burned to death last summer in Arizona. I have no overhang to provide shade. ANSWER : Hi Gail! It's a challenge to grow …

Should I Use Weed Block for Roses? 
QUESTION : I have a lot of questions for you as the rose garden I planted last year turned out to be very disappointing and I cannot figure out why. …

Scentimental rose changed to pink 
QUESTION : About 5 years ago, I planted a Scentimental floribunda rose. For 2-3 years, the flowers were peppermint striped red and white. For the …

When To Buy And
Plant New Rose Bushes?
 
QUESTION : I Found a couple of rose bushes I would like to buy, but it is December 3 and I'm not sure if it O.K. to plant new plants in the dead of winter? …

Once healthy Rose Has Muutated Growth and Stunted Buds 
QUESTION : I live in North Carolina--Charlotte region. I have four potted miniature rose varieties on my back deck. All do great. Suddenly about …

Pink Climber Identification 
QUESTION : I have an old pink rose (climber)that a got as a cutting from at old abandond woodmill townsite and would like to know it names please. It …

Which Rose Has The Largest Bloom? 
QUESTION : Hello, My name is Brad, and I am a user post responder at greenanswers.com. I received a question, as to which rose has the largest bloom? …

Climbing Yellow Rose for Zone 5 MidWest 
QUESTION : My brother built my Mom a beautiful rose arbor and planted two climbing yellow roses (her favorite). however they are nothing to look at …

Names Of Roses - Rose Names 
QUESTION : Hi, I am wanting to try and buy some roses for you hubby.... We have 2 children by the name of Nicola and Charlie.. My name is Samantha.. …

Rose Root Color 
QUESTION : What does the inside of a healthy rose root look like? is it white/white-ish? In the past year I have lost several roses and I believe …

Mr Lincoln Climbing Rose 
QUESTION : I had a climbing rose for many years that died when we tried to transplant it. I have searched, and the only rose that I think that it could …

Adding Rose Plants For My Garden in California. Looking for suggestion. 
QUESTION : I am looking for roses which stay longer( hold the flower longer) in the plant. Ones which has exhibition form and fragrance:) and very …

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Planting Wild Roses From Seeds 
QUESTION : Hi, I have wild roses on my property. I would like to make a wild rose hedge, but I don't want to dig up or disturb the existing plants …

Ingrid BergmanTea Rose Fragrance? 
QUESTION : I have an Ingrid Bergman Hybrid Tea, about three years old and doing very well in a large container. It is full & lush, it's blooms are …

Green Rose 
QUESTION : I am wanting a green rose plant (bare root?)and can't locate any. They have to exist because florists sell them. Can you help me??? …

Rose Plants Not Blooming 
QUESTION : My name is Syed, I have a question about my rose plants. However, no matter how much I water them, provide fertilizer, add manure, my …

Rose bud growing inside Rose Flower 
QUESTION : My rose bush has a flower and growing out of the middle of that flower is a stem and a bud on top of that! My sister-in-law said this was …

Sisters at Heart Rose 
QUESTION : I am looking for a rose called Sisters at Heart. I was able to purchase some last year from Jackson & Perkins. However, three did …

Rose Bush Growing
From Roots of a Broken Rose Bush
 
QUESTION : Last year my children gave me a topiary rose bush (one that the foliage had been grafted onto the top of a bare stem). It was beautiful, …

Blue Flowers 
QUESTION : Wow, your flowers look magical, something from the dream world. I would like to know how to get these flowers especially the blue ones. …

Golden Showers Climbing Rose 
About 5 months ago I bought and planted it. Although it seems to be growing well with 3 or 4 ft. long stems there is no sign of any flowers yet. Does …

I need ideas for a front of the house raised rose garden. 
WE want to build a raised small rose garden to go between two sets of steps going into our front porch..about an 8` by 8` space..we live in South Carolina …

Purple Roses - Iceberg 
I am looking for iceberg roses, purple in color. I live in southern California, and the white, pink and red varieties are abundant; however a local grower …

Don Juan climbing rose bush. 
I am moving to the Nashville, TN area and would like to know if the Don Juan climbing rose would survive the climate there? SonnyB Hi Sonnt , I do …

Problem with Knockout roses not blooming 
My neighbor and I have different varieties of Knockouts...the yellow one and the rainbow are blooming somewhat, but since the first beautiful blush in …

Rose Mildew 
My roses are have a white powdery mildew on them. What is the best way to avoid this and how to I control it. I like to get rid of it. Hi Barbara, …

Well established roses  
YOUR ROSE QUESTION: Your rose question: hi there! My husband and I bought a house last summer that has well established climbing roses. I need …

How much should I prune? 
Your rose question: Hi there! I live in Greenville, SC and have just purchased a home with 8-10 rose bushes. I'm not sure what type of roses, …

Growing Roses Over a Septic System 
QUESTION: Is it a bad idea to plant a rose garden over a septic tank? ANNELIE'S ANSWER: Hello Jim, Sorry for the delay. We have had a death …

Iceberg Roses Not Blooming 
YOUR ROSE QUESTION: I planted iceberg roses bushes about 2 months ago (live in San Fernando Valley) California. The bushes are healthy looking, …

A Problem with Squirrels 
YOUR ROSE QUESTION: All five of my roses are in 15" pots and are thriving quite nicely for first-year plants. A summer episode with powdery mildew …

Disease On Roses 
YOUR ROSE QUESTION: I have a rose bed that is about 4 by 25 ft. There are eight different roses in it, several varieties including double knockouts …

Is The Rugosa Hybrid Rose Edible? 
YOUR ROSE QUESTION: Are the rugosa hybrid rose petals edible? Is the rose the same as 'purple pavement'? Tamar ANNELIE'S ANSWER: Hello …

Pruning Knockout Roses in Central Florida 
YOUR ROSE QUESTION : We have 10 knockout roses, pruned in our early spring, when it bloomed fantastic with flowers etc. Now after very hot …

Roses Losing Leaves
Yellow and Brown Spots in Summer
 
YOUR ROSE QUESTION: I am a new rose grower in Fountain Hills, AZ. I have planted some Lady Banks and Knockout Roses by a trellis. This …

Thank You! 
Your rose question : I'm writing to thank you for your excellent resources at this web site. I live near Chicago and we had a brutal winter …

Graham Thomas Rose Bush 
Some David Austin roses make fantastic climbers, better than the yellow roses on your list (except Banksia Lutea). I highly recommend Graham Thomas …

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Rose Leaf Loss 
YOUR ROSE QUESTION: I have 2 different type of roses in my yard. They are all losing their leaves this summer. Never have done it before. …

Queen Elizabeth Roses And Beetles 
YOUR ROSE QUESTION: I have an infestation of beetles on my QE rose bushes. Help I have been removing them by hand but it is a losing battle. …

Planting a Low Growing Tree
In The Middle of a Bed of Knockout Roses.
 
YOUR ROSE QUESTION Do you recommend planting a tree in the middle of a circle of knock out roses? We have a circle bed about 12-14' in dia. …

To Spray Or Not To Spray?... 
YOUR ROSE QUESTION: Dear Annelie, I am so glad you are available! I learn a lot from you, thank you for what you do! I have more questions …

Is It Too Late To Plant? 
YOUR ROSE QUESTION: I live in coastal MS and have some Eden roses. One died and I'm wondering if it's too hot to replace it with a new one. Temps …

Transplant Rose Now
To Save the Plant
 
QUESTION I have a mature rose bush, 4 years in its location. Because of building to begin within a week I need help as how to save the plant. Thank …

Incorrect Pruning 
QUESTION My red knock out roses are in one section of my courtyard and have been for three years. This year I did the normal spring pruning and …

Honey Perfume Not Blooming Yet 
DAMJAN I started growing roses this spring. Ten of them (QE, Moondance, Knockout) are doing great, lots of blooms. My two Honey Perfumes are growing …

Starting a New Rosé Bed in Southern California (inland region) 
QUESTION Hi My name is Sheryl and I am wanting to start a new rosé bed. My soil is hard clay, alkaline. I know that I need to amend the soil …

Transplanted Roses 
QUESTION I recently moved and took some of my favorite roses with me. They seem to have survived the move,but the problem is the blooms are only …

Do You Have a Blue Rose? 
QUESTION Hi, I have heard of a blue rose but have not seen it. Not the ones painted or let say stained blue by food coloring. But one that is …

What's Eating My New Iceberg Roses 
QUESTION I just re-landscaped my entire back yard removing old growth and old rose bushes that had been planted years before we moved in 13 years …

Mysterious Rose Illness? 
QUESTION Hi, this "sickness" affects my knockout's and my new dawn rambler. What is it??? I can't find anything on line that looks like this. …

Knockout Rose on own root stock? 
QUESTION Hi, Because of our tough winter this year in Chicagoland, most of the knockout roses in our area died back to almost ground level. If the …

Using drift roses in West Texas area - like Midland, Texas 
QUESTION I have had good luck with knock out roses in my beds for four years even though our summers are very hot and winters have several freezing …

Josephs Coat Climbing Rose 
QUESTION My Josephs Coat rose is supposed to be a climber. It's about 4 years old, grows taller, but doesn't climb. Bloomed great the first …

Did I Prune My Knockout Roses Incorrectly? 
QUESTION Attached are current pictures of my double knockout roses. Mid-March I pruned my roses by cutting approx. 1/3 off the tops. This was …

Bloomed Roses 
QUESTION When the rose petals fall off do I prune the rest of it off? And if so how far back? ANSWER Hello Susan, Yes. Removing spent blooms …

No More Rose Blooms 
QUESTION I live in North Las Vegas. I purchased a rose and placed it in a container last year. Had multiple blooming, average size flowers. …

Ballerina roses & Blackspot 
QUESTION Hi Annelie, First let me say I love your website! I visit it often as I am constantly researching roses and advice. Thanks for what …

Comment On Rose Planting 
QUESTION Hi, Annelie! Thank you so much for the web page. I was very impressed! Your answers are very helpful. I've gone through most of the …

Are My Roses Dead? 
QUESTION I planted my roses, Sheila's Perfume, about a week ago April 28th. I mixed in Gardner&Bloome organic harvest supreme in the soil. My …

Planting Near Garage Wall 
QUESTION Hi, I want to plant some roses along my garage wall (facing south) and was wondering how far away from the wall to plant the roses. …

Starting a climbing Rose In A Pot 
Hi. My name is Debbie. I live in Tucson, Arizona. As you know, it gets to be triple digits here for most of the summer. We are at 80's and 90's …

Paul Neyron Thornless Rose 
QUESTION Some more info on the Paul Neyron rose plant, please. You mention that these flowers are large. Do they remain upright or do they need …

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Cecile Brunner Rose Identification 
Dear Annelie, My name is Kate. QUESTION My favorite rose that my mother had growing in her garden in California were Cecile Brunner roses. We had …

Brown Leaves On Rose Bush 
QUESTION I have a miniature rose bush. The leaves have just started turning brown from the far edge away from the stem. What could cause this? …

Pruning Double Knock Out Roses 
QUESTION I wondered exactly when is the best time to prune our double knock out roses. I live in Rochester, NY. Is this a good time, or should I …

Cutting Rose Bushes in Fall  
QUESTION I have been cutting back my rose bushes in the fall so I can get it inside the styrofoam covers you buy at gardening centers. Is this …

My Rose Stems Are Turning Black 
QUESTION My rose bush stems are turning black at the top. The center of the bush is green but I'm worried. Is it sick? ANSWER Hello Allison, …

Neem Oil
Good Product to Use
 
NEEM OIL INFORMATION In Florida and especially living on the water, we have an unrelenting black spot problem. But I have been using Neem Oil about …

Tested and Endorsed Rose Products By Annelie  
Hello Rose Gardeners, I thought I would share with you the list of American Rose Society, which I am a member of, endorsed rose products. All these …

Where Can I Find a pre-1867 Hedge Rose 
QUESTION Looking for a specific very fragrant old, old, rose that blooms in a cluster of flowers that are loose petaled, medium dark rose color and …

Pruning a Baby Rose Plant 
QUESTION I know how to prune an adult rose bush. I'm not sure how prune my baby plant I've grown from a single stalk. The flowers are a deep violet. …

What To Do With Old Wood On Roses? 
QUESTION Hi! I have a Golden Showers climbing rose that has successfully grown around a post at my front-door entryway. As roses do, it developed …

Knockout Roses Roots On Top of Soil 
QUESTION Why are my three year old knock out roses roots running on top of soil? We did not know if we should add soil where this is happening …

Rose Stem Turning Black
And Bud Dying
 
QUESTION I just bought a beautiful tea rose from the grocery store with many buds on it. As soon as I got it home I checked it for critters and …

Recently Bought Roses. 
QUETSION I recently bought 2 rose bushes and have a quick question. Since we live in Michigan and there is still snow on parts of the ground and the …

Rose Pruning for Freeze Damage
How Much Do I Prune?
 
QUESTION Name: Anita Shirley Message: I really need rose pruning advice. I have a tea rose that is at least 20 years old, and has been damaged by …

Is Blush Noisette Particularly Thirsty ? 
QUESTION Dear Annelie, I have recently bought and planted a Blush noisette but I find it doesn't look very well. It looks better since I water it …

How Do I Get Rid Of
Beetles That Eat My Roses?
 
QUESTION: I have Beetles that eat my roses every year and NOTHING I have tried has worked. Please Help me get rid of these pests. Thank You …

Losing My Rose Bushes in Arizona? 
QUESTION : I live in Arizona and planted 3 rose bushes last spring. All 3 bloomed continuously and seemed to be doing very well. On March 1st we …

Potted Rose Bush 
QUESTION I purchased a rose bush last spring and repotted it in a larger pot with the same depth as it's original container. It now has new growth …

Pruning Knockout Roses After Frost Damage 
QUESTION I live in Austin Texas and I cut back my knockout roses end of February like most everyone else. Then we had a couple of hard freezes with …

Transplanting Old Rose Bushes 
QUESTION My cousin has lost her old home place and told me to get any plants I want. There are 2 roses that have been there as long as I can remember …

Safe Baking Soda Spray for Roses 
QUESTION: Please tell me about the safe non-toxic baking soda spray for roses. ANSWER: Hello Lynda, Here is my recipe for an organic safe …

What Happened to my Double Knockout Roses? 
QUESTION Hello I admit that I know very little about these roses . Last year I planted about 10 in a sunny area of my yard. THEY LOOKED BEAUTIFUL.It …

Identifying My Grandmothers Rose 
QUESTION: I submitted a question several days ago about my grandmother's roses. I would very much like to receive your response as I intend to plant …

List of Roses 
QUESTION: Hi, I'm wanting to start a memorial rose garden to honor all my friends and family that has died. I want the rose to have some connection …

Metal Trellis Product 
QUESTION The 9th trellis down on the Metal Trellis page above the wording that says "this is another trellis for Clematis" is a trellis that I would …

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Blaze Climbing Roses 
QUESTION Do blaze climbing roses suit for living in Vancouver? And where can I buy them from? Sara ANSWER Hi Sara, Yes, the Blaze climbing …

Can I Plant Bare Root Roses In A Pot
And Later In The Ground?
 
QUESTION Hi Annelie, I have new bare root roses that I had a spot for in the ground, but that plan changed. Can I plant them in pots for 1-2 months …

Fragrant Roses For Arizona 
QUESTION I want to buy several rose bushes. But, my wife wants them to be fragrant and have blooms the majority of the season. I have noted your Arizona …

Transplanting of Roses 
Hi Annelie, this is not so much a question as a comment. Last year, in late May/early June, I had the opportunity to get 5 large fully grown Knockout …

Which Climbing Rose To Plant in Orange county ,CA 
QUESTION Hi, Thanks for the wonderful site. We have bought a new house in La palma,CA (Zone 10b).It's not located on the coastal area. Im looking …

Winterizing Patio Roses 
QUESTION I have a knock out rose in a large pot that is in between my garage doors during the summer. I live in Connecticut & we experience cold temps …

Queen Elizabeth Rose Bush 
QUESTION: Hello, We purchased a Queen Elizabeth rose this past May and have had it sitting in the spot where we want to plant it but have yet to …

How To Prepare Your Roses For Winter 
Hello, Fall is upon us and all of you who garden in cold winter areas, need to start preparing your roses for winter. If you have any modern cold …

Pruning 2+ Year Old Iceberg Roses
And Watering
 
Hi Annelie, We live in the San Fernando Valley and moved to this home 3 years ago. We planted bare root icebergs (from Costco) the next spring, some …

Knockout Roses Not Blooming 
QUESTION: We have four knockout rose bushes that have stopped blooming. What do we need to do to get our beautiful roses back? ANSWER: Hi Pat, …

Zephirine Drouhin Climbing Rose
Producing Shooters
 
QUESTION: I have a Climbing Zephirine Drouhin rose that climbs over a small trellis and arches over my potting shed door. All spring/summer it gets …

Trimming Knock Out Roses 
QUESTION: Hellow from Denny and Ida Our knock out roses are so beautiful we would like to trim them back because they are getting so tall. It …

Help With Transplanting Roses 
QUESTION Hello I have been reading through your transplanting pages and could use a little guidance on which methods would be best to use. I …

Unknown Rose Variety Query 
QUESTION: Hello Annelie, Recently, my family visited Sault Ste. Marie, (we're from Haliburton, Ontario), and we stayed at the Delta hotel for a couple …

How Wide do Shrub Roses Grow
How Far Apart Should I Plant Them?
 
QUESTION: Hi Annelie - I would like to have a continuous row, or shrub design of knockout roses in the front of my house. How wide does each shrub …

Problems With Wilting Roses 
QUESTION: Hello Annelie, I have a problem with brand new buds not opening, wilting and then dying. The rose NEVER gets erect it just hangs and wilts …

Roses Not Growing 
QUESTION: My rose bush is still green on base with brown stems above the green. It is not growing. Is it still alive? ANSWER: Hello Amy, …

Want Roses For Tampa Florida 3647  
QUESTION: We have just moved here from San Diego Ca where we had an acre with 100 roses most from my own cuttings and roots. Here I have trees and …

Seven Sisters Rambler Rose 
COMMENT: Dear Annelie, Just a comment. I have an old climbing/running rose that came from my great grandparents homeplace over 45 years ago. My mother …

Leafless Rose Stems 
QUESTION: I have five big knockout roses that I transplanted about two months ago (about May first). I trimmed them back before moving, and watered …

Common Rose Pests Identifying Problems  
Hello Everyone! Summer is here and judging from my mail, many gardeners have roses that are showing symptoms if insect infestations. Common Rose …

Knockout Roses Planted Around Oak Tree  
QUESTION: The Knockout roses are not growing well and the leaves are a yellowish color. I planted them last year. They have very few blooms. Is there …

Help! 
QUESTION: Hi I have several rose bushes in my yard that have done great in the past (they are at least 5 years old) I just looked at them and leaves …

Rose Leaf Ends Turning Brown and Dry 
QUESTION: The end of the green leaves on my rose bushes are turning brown and dry (crisp like they are dying from the end in). When they turn completely …

Pruning Iceberg Floribunda Roses 
QUESTION: I have an iceberg floribunda rose that I bought recently and it already had blooms on it and now they are wilted and pretty much look like …

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Clematis-Terniflora With Climbing Roses 
QUESTION: I am an infant at gardening. Truly. I would love to know if I can plant Clematis-Terniflora behind something like Mister Lincoln or Papa …

Roses in South Florida 
QUESTION: Dear Annelie: we are Importers of fresh cut flowers from South America even we grow roses in the Colombian Sabana of Bogota but in my house …

Rosa Hugonis 
QUESTION: Hi, Have you ever heard of a Rose called Rosa Hugonis, sometime the Hugo rose? it is a single petal yellow non fragrant flower, bush has …

Ground cover in rose beds 
QUESTION: Hi! I have a rose bed with 9 rose bushes. We added a drip system a couple years ago and bark mulch. My husband would like to cover the bed …

Disease of Roses 
QUESTION: I took out a rose bush with powdery mildew. Could not control it. Can I plant another rose in the same spot? The roses are on the south side …

Brown/Yellow Edge of Rose Leaves 
Hi Annelie: Ernie here again from Phoenix, Arizona. I have attached a picture of my Double Delight Tree Rose. Does it look okay to you? Some leaves …

When Will Blaze Climbing Roses Grow? 
QUESTION I recently planted 3 Blaze rose bushes in my garden about 3 weeks ago. It is a 25 ft long raised flower bed that is aprox 1-1.5 feet high. …

THANK YOU... 
Hello, My name is Wanda and I ran across your site and fell in love with the wealth of information you shared. I've been wanting to grow roses for a …

Double Delight Tree Rose in Phoenix AZ 
QUESTION: Hello: Thank you for this beautfil website...it is so informative and helpful. I have a Double Delight Tree Rose I just planted in the …

Black Fungus Spots on Whole Rose Bush 
QUESTION: Hi Annie, I have problems with a couple rose bushes, but one particular. The Black spot infected not just the leaves and stems but even …

Transplanted Rose Bush Not Flowering 
QUESTION: I have transplanted a couple of small wild rose bush shoots from my aunt's place. They have been planted a few years and are starting to spread. …

Dark Red Rose Bushes Wine Colored 
QUESTION: I am looking for the roses that are dark wine colored, I think of this as "rose red," but I guess it isn't, since it seems so hard to find. …

Winterizing Rose Bushes 
QUESTION: I live in Florida. Is there anything I could do to equal the north's winterizing? Or maybe I do nothing. This is the first time I have …

What Causes Leaf Yellowing On Roses? 
QUESTION: I contacted your site earlier about identifying and caring for my very old rose how to identify the type of rose I have . Thanks to your …

Where Can I Get a Seven Sisters Rose? 
QUESTION: Hi, This is my first visit to your sight. I'm looking for one or two Seven Sisters roses...any color, but, I really love the deep pink or …

White Rose Called Lady Di 
QUESTION: Hi Annelie, Firstly may I commend you on your page, it is fantastic, My grandmother grew roses and they were always in fantastic condition …

Powdery Mildew Questions 
QUESTION: Hi Annelie, I wrote to you before and you suggested getting the America climbing rose. I received the plant and planted it in April. Unfortunately, …

Leaves on Mini Roses 
QUESTION: I recently bought miniature roses on sale. The leaves were dark green. Now they are a paler shade of green but not yellowing. The plants …

About Planting Hardiness Zones 
QUESTION: Dear Annelie, My name is Pat and am writing to you from Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. I would very much like your help regarding the definition …

General Care of Rose Bushes and Climbers 
QUESTION: Hi, my mom passed away (a few years now) and, now,I reside at her home (my childhood home). It never dawned on me to ask what kind of roses …

Very Thorny Rose For Zone 9 
QUESTION: Hi there! I need help! I'm looking to put a Thorny beautiful, fragrant if possible rose bush under my window for security and beauty! …

Climbing Thornless Rose Zone 5  
QUESTION: Hi! We have an arbor that previously had beautiful roses growing on it, but the thorns were so many and so long that I was afraid for our …

Best Climbing Roses For Denver 
QUESTION: I live in Denver Co. and been looking for some good climbing roses for my yard. I've asked my neighbors the names of their plants and most …

Black Stems and Leaves 
QUESTION: Hi, I live in Walla Walla, Washington. Which is a fairly mild climate. I have 15 rose plants of many different varieties. The last two springs …

Tips For Transplanting A Rose Bush 
Hello Visitors, I am Annelie, and I decided to make a submission about transplanting roses to my RRS feed on my web site about rose gardening. Since …

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Weak Tree Rose Trunk 
QUESTION: I planted some rose trees, three or four years ago. The trunks are still too weak to support the plant during heavy blooming. Is this common? …

No Foilage On Roses 
QUESTION: We live in Arizona and have recently planted 5 bare root roses. All still have green stems but no foliage. Our older roses are blooming and …

Name of Flower with Golden Showers Rose 
QUESTION: Hi Annelie. Can you provide me with the name of the purple flower with yellow center shown in your website picture with the Golden Showers …

Information About Red Hunter Rose 
QUESTION: I purchased a red rose named 'Hunter' but cannot find any pictures or info on it. Also heard of a thornless rose named 'Paul Neyron'. Do you …

My Rose Bush Has No Fragrance This Year - Why? 
QUESTION: I've had my Barbra Streisand rose bush for about 8-10 years. It has always produced blooms with a wonderful, frangrant smell. However, this …

Roses Are Not Growing 
QUESTION: I have 8 rose plants but they die whether in winter or summer. First the leaves fall off and then the only stem remaining gets black & die. …

Transplanting a Josephs Coat Rose 
QUESTION: I have an established Josephs Coat Rose that I need to move. It has outgrown it's spot and I have chosen another. I live in Vacaville CA …

Talisman Rose 
QUESTION: My mother had a rose bush years ago called a Talisman. The Talisman rose was huge, like a soup bowl. It was a pale creamy yellow, the edges …

Color Changing Peace Rose 
QUESTION My mother had a Peace Rose bush that the flowers themselves would change color as the opened and matured. It would start out a soft cream/pink. …

Suckers on Hybrid Tea Roses 
QUESTION Dear Annelie, Thank you for your very helpful web site. I find it well set out and comprehensive (enough for me). However I haven't found what …

Blackspot Resistant Climbing Rose 
QUESTION: Hi There, I live in coastal Massachusetts in a town called Newburyport. When I purchased my home the yard was full of hybrid tea roses which …

How Do I identify the Type of Rose I Have? 
QUESTION : This must seem like the dumbest question ever, but how do I determine what type of rose I have and thus how to care for it? Obviously, I am …

Bill Warriner Rose 
QUESTION: I am trying to get the Rosa Bill Warriner Floribunda Rose. I had this rose for years at my old home. Unfortunately, I've had to move away. …

Too Much Sun For Roses? 
QUESTION: Hello. Your website is lovely and so informative, but I don't see this answered directly...My Knockout rosebush, about 3 years old, is planted …

Don Juan or Altissimo??? 
QUESTION: I live on the Central Coast of California, about 5-10 miles inland, and am trying to choose between the above two varieties to climb up a south …

Rose Pruning Question
And Powdery Mildew Problem
 
Hello Annelie, QUESTION: I live in San Diego, CA and I wanted to know if you could tell me when I should be pruning my roses back? Also, how much should …

Prunning Knockouts 
QUESTION: I live in southwest Ohio. I planted a knockout rose last summer or late spring. I failed to trim or prune it back before winter. It is now …

Trimming of Knockout Roses 
QUESTION : I own a landscaping company, and I had an employee trim the rose bushes to about 6" to 8" to the ground. I can't tell you enough I flipped …

Moving Knockout Rose
From Container to Ground
 
QUESTION : Hi there! This year, I bought a beautiful pink knockout rose to plant on Mother's Day in honor of mother who passed away last year. It has …

Winterize Roses Indoor in Pots 
QUESTION I live in western Canada where winters are very cold. I live in an apartment so my Rose is in a pot on the balcony. Therefore I can bring …

Best Climbing Rose For Containers 
QUESTION: I live in Spring, TX. The containers will get plenty of light - but no direct afternoon/brutal heat. I know the roots need room - the containers …

Transplanting Neglected Rose Bushes 
QUESTION: Hi, I live in So. Oregon. My mother lived in a cabin on our property. She passed away almost 2 yrs ago. I have been watering her plants …

Knock Out Roses Yellow Leaves 
QUESTION: I have planted knock out roses in front of my home and they did wonderful all summer, giving me wonderful blooms. Right now as the evenings …

Lack of Rose Blooms 
QUESTION : Hi, We have a bush in front of our house for two years. In the first year it bloomed just fine, but since then all it is doing is putting …

Queen Elizabeth Roses 
QUESTION: I had Queen Elizabeth roses in Calgary Canada. they were beautiful and perfumed. I now live in southern Alabama, and planted two Queen Elizabeth …

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Moving an Established Rose bush 
QUESTION: I have an established Hansa Rose bush and need to move it to another location since it has grown so large. When should I move it and is …

Where to buy Eden Climbing Roses 
Question: We live in Fairfield Ct, zone 6 and my neighbor has robust Eden Climbing Roses. Can you tell me where I can buy them? Thank you, Martha …

Pale Rose Leaves 
QUESTION : I have a 2 year old ballerina rose. Leaves and 1st bloom were gorgeous. Fertilized before, and a month or so, after first bloom. Used a …

How Can I make My Roses Bloom? 
QUESTION : I purchased several rose bushes this spring and while they are growing great, but no blooms are appearing. I have treated for the mildew …

Knockout Rose Stem 
QUESTION: I planted a knockout rose last fall and it is doing very well. But I found two very thick stems with roses on them,the stems are much taller …

Knockout Roses In Winter 
QUESTION :Do Knock Out Roses retain any foliage at all in the winter in zones 7 or 8? I am planning to put 4 in a berm next to the street in front of …

Pruning My Knock-Out Roses 
QUESTION : We have had an unusually warm winter here in Louisville, KY. Since I did not trim my knockout rose bushes back last fall, they are beginning …

Winter Care For
Climbing Golden Showers Rose
 
QUESTION: I live in Central Indiana. What do I need to do to winterize my Climbing Golden Showers rose that I planted in the Spring of this year? …

Leafless Patio Rose 
QUESTION: Hi!, My name is Jane and I live in Melbourne,Australia. I did not find an answer to this question...so here we go. I have 4 Holy Toledo …

Best Roses For Coastal Oregon 
QUESTION: I live in South West Oregon on the coast, the winters are somewhat cold but mostly west, the summers are brief. Had rose bushes who give …

Pruning Knock Out Roses In November 
QUESTION : We live in Connecticut and would like to cut back our knockout roses now coming into November. They are still blooming and getting roses. …

Climbing Roses For Privacy 
QUESTION : I am considering planting a Sally Holmes climbing rose for privacy. I would like to use it for decoration and privacy in front of a window. …

Winterizing Roses In Canada 
Hello, QUESTION : My name is Andrew Ware and I live on Prince Edward Island, Canada. Anf I need help winterizing my roses. This past spring I purchased …

Iceberg Roses Color Change 
QUESTION : I have approximately 90 Iceberg Roses. This year we switched from chemical fertilizer to all organic fertilizer. Compost was also …

Pruning Old Noisette Rose Transplant 
QUESTION : I have saved an old noisette rose from a home which burned down. I transplanted the rose to my garden in early May using the bare root …

My Transplanted Rose
Is Not Blooming
 
QUESTION ; Dear Rose Expert, My husband and I bought a 100 year old house that came with a wonderful, red, fragrant rose. After we moved in, we …

Shoud I prune my Knock-Out rose? 
QUESTION : I live in west-central Illinois and had a beautiful knock-out bush full of beautiful red blooms earlier this year but now the blooms are gone …

Rose Leaf Damage 
QUESTION : I have just recently added a couple of new roses to our yard. One is doing great, while the other has a problem that I can't seem to identify. …

Shipping a Rose Cutting 
QUESTION : My husband is from California and for a surprise I have asked his sister to get me a rose cutting. It's from a rose bush that their mother …

Rose Pests 
QUESTION : I have rose pests. Something is eating the leaves totally off my roses branches and eating the new rosebuds and eating right through the …

Problems With Rose Leaves 
QUESTION : I have four Knock Out roses. Two yellow, and two pink, and they all have problems with rose leaves. The leaves on all of them are being …

Sally Holmes Roses 
QUESTION : We love your website. We also live in Gilbert, Arizona. 1. Where to buy potted Sally Holmes roses locally? 2. Any other colors other than …

No Buds On Cecile Brunner climbing Rose. 
QUESTION : There are no Bbuds or blooms on my Cecile Brunner climbing rose.. Last year my daughter purchased a one gallon Cecile Brunner Climber in …

Re-Pruning Roses 
QUESTION : I have botched my rose pruning this year. Some canes are producing leaves while other canes are just now starting to leaf out. I don't know …

Heat Tolerant Hedge Roses 
QUESTION : I am searching for a yellow or red or bright pink, heat tolerant hedge rose. I have a hedge border to create and I live in Southern NM, …

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Yellow Leaves On Roses 
QUESTION : Hello, My "Cherry parfait"tea rose has a discoloration on leaves. Photo is attached. It is a yellow color on green leaves. They are not …

How To Transplant A Rose Bush 
question : Hi, My name is Judy Kaiser and I need some guidance on how to transplant my beautiful rosebush. We have lived in this house for 12 years …

Pruning My Climbing Rose 
QUESTION : I am not sure what type of climbing rose I have. But it is established and produces nice small red flowers. The problem is it only grows …

Rose Planting Questions 
QUESTION : Hi – I bought two Valentine Heart Floribunda Rose plants and would like to know what time of the year they should be planted outside. …

Trimming Roses 
QUESTION : My rose bushes has started blooming, is it too late to trim them back? ANSWER :Hi! You didn't say where in the world you are. Madison is …

Best Knockout Rose for West Florida 
QUESTION : We live in Odessa, Florida in zip code 33556. My landscaping design is green evergreen bushes and trees and white plants. We want to …

Antique Old Yellow Garden Rose 
QUESTION : Can you assist me in finding the Name of my families Antique, Yellow, Old Garden Rose? My family has an Old Garden Rose, a One time Bloomer …

Josephs Coat Rose Help 
QUESTION : I have a Josephs Coat Rose on a trellis as in the attached photo. It is growing very well and is fill of buds at this time. I am in …

Ordering Hedge Roses 
QUESTION : I would like to know if I can order Hedge Roses, your Purple Perfection and your white Hedge roses. If they are in one of your catalogs …

Container Climbing Roses 
QUESTION : Hi: I live in zone 5a and I would like to plant some climbing roses in two large containers on my deck. I am told that a rose that can …

Parade Climbing Rose 
QUESTION : Hi Annelie, I just bought a Parade climbing rose. I am planning to train it along a 15 metre fence, but I just read that these can be very …

Knock Out Rose Bushes 
QUESTION : I have two knock-out rose bushes that we planted last spring. They did wonderful and I was very happy with their growth. I have read …

Double Knock Out Rose -- Diseases. 
QUESTION : I have two Red Double Knock Out Rose Bushes. I read that they are very disease resistant. I have given the bushes a trimming about …

Double Delight Roses
Rose Cold Tolerance
 
QUESTIONS : What is the cold tolerance of the Double Delight roses? I had these roses before in Southern California, and other than pruning it, I didn't …

Hardy Street-Side Rose Bush 
QUESTION : Have just cut down a spruce tree, street-side; it was unattractive and interfered with above wires. Left an opening nearly 15 feet long. …

Midas Touch Rose Tree 
QUESTION : I bought a Midas Touch Rose Tree from Costco a few months ago and we put it in a large pot and put mulch on top. How long until you start …

Chrysler ImperialCclimbing Rose 
QUESTION : Do you think that the Chrysler Imperial climbing rose will do well in Medford Or? I'm new here and want to plant the Chrysler Imperial …

Climbing New Dawn Rose
To Cover Stumps
 
QUESTION : I am looking for a climbing rose to cover stumps. I live in a very rural area near Spokane, Washington, which is usually classified as rose …

Looking for "Distant Dream rose" 
QUESTION : I saw Distant Dreams rose at the Santa Barbara "community" rose garden and have been trying to find it on the internet. It is a very "stately" …

Types Of Roses For Florida 
QUESTION : Hello, I wondered about your Blush Noisette Roses I see in your photo with your husband here: Blush Noisette rose I wonder …

RoseTransplanting  
QUESTION : I have to do some rose transplanting. My new home has a very narrow foundation planting bed crowded with roses. I need to transplant them …

Rose Planting Question 
QUESTION : What are the best roses to plant in late summer time. ANSWER : The best roses to plant in late summer, are the container roses. Meaning, …

Buying The Ingrid Bergman Rose 
QUESTION : I would like to purchase an Ingrid Bergman rose bush, but can not find it anywhere. I have three Ingrid Bergman roses already but I think …

Rose Transplanting Advise 
QUESTION : I live in far northern New Hampshire. I have an unknown rose in my front bed that I would like to transplant to another spot. I would …

Rosa Rugosa Roses 
QUESTION : Were can I buy this rosa Alba Rugosa and Rubra Rugosa and have them delivered to Bulgaria. ANSWER : Hi June! Sorry, the rose growers in …

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Don Juan Rose Buds 
QUESTION : We have a Don Juan rose that is loaded with buds but they are not opening right. They are very tight, don't open all the way & are black on …

Roses in shock! 
QUESTION ; I had to move two rose bushes, they are in deep shock. Is there anything I can do to save them? ANSWER : Hi Jacqueling! Love that name. …

Best Lavender/Blue Climbing Rose For Pacific Northwest 
QUESTION : I live in the Puget Sound area of the Pacific Northwest and am looking for a lavender (as close to blue as possible) climber that would work …

Rose Mister Lincoln 
QUESTION : I just want to ask if the Mister Lincoln rose has a white stripe (if you can call it that) My rose has one, and today I saw another one …

Pruning My Knockout Roses 
QUESTION : Hello - I live in Johnson City, Tennessee and need to prune my rose bushes. However, it is only the beginning of March and already they have …

Lavender Rose Bush 
QUESTION : I was given some lavendina (spelling) from a florist that was going out of business they were growing in hot houses and did not do well in …

Climbing Blaze Rose
Does Blaze Have Rose Thorns
 
QUESTION : Does the Blaze rose plant have thorns? ANSWER : Yes, the Blaze rose has thorns. Most roses do have thorns. If you are looking for a …

Climbing Rose Cuttings 
QUESTION : I have two very large climbing rose vines that my friend would like to have cuttings from. As I am not quite what you call green thumbed, …

Growing Potted Roses 
QUESTION : My husband bought me a pot of red roses that you have to keep growing. I water them every 3 days and try to put them in the sun as much …

Hedge Rose 
QUESTION : Hello You wrote, in the Hedges/Simplicity section: "There is new and much better hedge rose, or wall of roses, variety on the market. …

Most Fragrant Hardy Roses. 
QUESTION : Hi! Thank you for letting me cut to the chase. I am looking for the most fragrant hardy roses. I really like yellow roses and know that …

Transplanting An Old Rose Bush 
QUESTION : Hello! My question is, I have a rose bush that is about 50 years old or older. I am in central Texas (Dallas area) the soil is black dirt …

Is There A Rose Named Sally? 
QUESTION : I would like to find a rose named Sally. It's for a 60th birthday. ANSWER : Hi Chris! Yes there is a rose called Sally. It's actually …

Pruning A Heirloom Tea Rose 
QUESTION : A 95 year old lady I'm caring for has a heirloom tea rose bush in her backyard. She told me it is from a cutting from HER great-grandmother's …

Spindly Roses 
QUESTION : Last year all of my roses were tall, spindly and all the leaves fell off by fall. I had roses but no leaves at all. What happened? …

Rose Planting Time 
QUESTION : My son has just moved to Richmond Hill Ga., just outside Savanah. I want to plant a rose garden there using southern roses (I have a successfull …

Care Of Roses
When Going Away
 
QUESTION : It is deep, snowy winter here in rural Southern Indiana. Last year I planted 6 climbing roses (New Dawn, Dublin Bay, etc). They grew …

Neglected Old Rose
How To Prune Old Roses
 
QUESTION : I moved into an old Victorian house with a very neglected garden. There's an old climbing rose ( Seven Sisters rose , I think)that has …

Zepherine Drouhin Climbing Rose
My First Rose In England
 
QUESTION : Dear rose gardener...I have bought a bourbon climbing rose with the intention of training it along a trellice against my front house... …

Rose Disease 
QUESTION : Hi there thanks for the great website it is really clear and well organized. You should be very proud! I have a problem with all the roses …

Rose Order 
QUESTION : I have placed an order with you and I did not receive any conformation about it. Please let me know if the order went through or not. …

What Is The Best Climbing Rose
For Northern Indiana?
 
QUESTION : I have tried unsucessfully to grow two different climbers America and Cecile Brunner. One was attacked by bunnies and the other America …

Roses For Ground Cover 
QUESTION : Hello - My name is Peter Ramsey. I am a sculptor/ garden designer from Norfolk County, Ontario Canada. I am looking for a ground cover rose …

Do All Roses Need Full Sun 
QUESTION : I live in a mostly wooded area, with partial sun. Are there any roses that would do well in partial sun? Thanks for the Help, Lisa …

How To Care For Old Rose Bushes? 
QUESTION : I bought a house last year with many roses in my backyard along the fence and house. They are beautiful when they bloom and I would like …

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Sawflies and Yellow Roses 
QUESTION : Hi, Last summer I had an infestation of sawflies. I would like to know if they overwinter and if so what is the best course of action. …

Should I plant Flutterbye Rose? 
QUESTION : I saw Flutterbye rose on a garden tour last year and the flower was lovely. It was in part shade at the time and seemed to be a small plant. …

When Can a Blaze Rose Climber
Be Transplanted?
 
QUESTION : I planted a Blaze Rose Climber in April 09 in an open area of my flower bed. I have just realized from reading that I should NOT be pruning …

Purchasing A Unique Rose 
QUESTION : I would like to know where I can buy the rose Scentimental. It seems no one has it and it is such a beautiful rose. Thank you ANSWER …

Where To Plant Don Juan Rose
In Phoenix Arizona
 
QUESTION : I live in Phoenix Az. Where would be the best exposure placement for my Don juan climbing rose. He is in a 5gl.container with some small …

Cane Borers On Roses 
QUESTION : Hi Anne, I was just wondering what type of alliums do you recommend to get to try and repell the nasty cane borers. I have been fighting …

Potted Roses 
QUESTION : Hi! I like to know if roses can be grown in flower pots? Thank you. ANSWER : Hi Raven! Yes roses can be planted in flower pots. Just make …

. It's The Simpicity Rose I Want
Maybe 6 Rose Plants
 
QUESTION : I would like the simplicity rose....6 plants but I need to know how much and how much is the postage. Thanks ANSWER : Hi Nancy! I recommend …

Roses For Southern
Us Seaside Gardens
 
QUESTION : Hello and thank you for helping me with my inquiry. I would like to know what varieties of fortuniana rootstock roses you have for sale. …

Carneval Roses 
QUESTION : Where can I find Carnival roses? I would like to grow my own. They were in my wedding bouquet and I adore them. They are yellow with …

Thornless Red Rose Plants 
QUESTION : Are there red rose plants that do not have thorns on their stems? Looking for long-stem (not bush)rose plants. Thanks! Max ANSWER : …

Baking Soda Solution For Roses 
QUESTION : You mention a baking soda solution for the Graham Thomas rose. Could you tell me more about this solution? Mixture, how and when to …

Fragrant Roses For
The Coastal South
 
QUESTION : I live on Hilton Head Island in SC and would very much like to grow some fragrant roses. It is warm and humid here in the south for so …

When will I be able to buy Thornless Roses 
QUESTION : Your site has beautiful thornless roses. when I click on to buy it takes me to the Amazon site which states not available. Do you …

Which Climbing Rose To Buy 
QUESTION : Hi, hope you can help with which climbing rose to buy and plant at the front of our cottage. It is a north facing wall and would like something …

Black Rose Flowers 
QUESTION : Hi, I want to purchase some black roses for Valentine's Day. Which of the black roses possesses the best fragrance? ANSWER : Hi! I do …

Name of Roses 
QUESTION : I just became a grandmother to a beautiful little girl, name Brooke Morgan. Is there a rose by either names? Thanks, Sincerely, Louise …

Growing Improved Blaze Rose
Climbing In Narrow Space
 
I got a Blaze Improved climber a couple of years ago. I think was inspired by your photo of Blaze with profuse blooms even low down and all the way …

Rose Bushes for Windows 
QUESTION : Hi there, I'm from Barcelona and I live in a lovely apartament but doesn't have any terrace just to large windows facing south east. My …

What If My Soil
Isn't Good For Roses
 
QUESTION : I have tried many times to plant new plants but only the wild flowers stay alive. I can't even get any shrubs to stay alive. The dirt that …

Winter Rose Care in NorthWest Florida (Laurel Hill) 32567 
QUESTION : I have 6 rose plants in a raised bed, Mr.Lincoln, All American, & Queen Ann. I like to know how to care for roses during Florida winters. …

Sprays Of Rose Blooms 
QUESTION : What are spray roses? ANSWER : Hi Maribel! Spray roses, if I understand your question correctly, are rose bushes that have more than one …

When To Cut Back Knockout Roses
Pruning Knock Out Roses
 
QUESTION : Annelie, I live in middle Tenneessee. Should I have cut back out Knock Out Roses already or wait until spring? Our climate is pretty …

General Rose Planting Questions 
QUESTION : How much do the roses cost, and when is a good time to plant roses? ANSWER : Hi Bubba! The price for rose bushes vary quite a bit, but it's …

Rose Dieback In Winter 
QUESTION : We have about 5 roses where all the canes are dying back to the ground. We transplanted 1 to another spot in the garden during winter but …

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Propagating Roses From Cuttings 
QUESTION : I have tried this year to propagate roses from cuttings. I took old wood cuttings in the fall, dipped them in a rooting hormone, put them …

Mulch from Rose Beds 
QUESTION : Much that I read, indicates that black spot is prevented by good hygiene. When roses are cut back and the bed is cleaned up, can the …

What Kind Of Climbing Pink Rose Should I Plant 
QUESTION : I have two arbors that I would like to plant climbing roses on. The first, receives full sun, and is located near two large red double knock-outs. …

Sending Rose Plants to Australia? 
QUESTION : Hello! I was just wondering if you can send mini rose plants to Australia? Thanks Brad ANSWER : Sorry, my rose growers don't ship to Australia. …

Types of Roses First Brought to Mexico & American southwest by Spanish Missionaries 
QUESTION : Can you tell me what type of rose was brought to Mexico and to the American Southwest by the Spanish Missionaries in the 1500 - 1700 period? …

How To Make A Rose Bud Big 
Hello, QUESTION : I want to make a rose bud big and have good texture. ANSWER : Hi! The hybrid tea roses, and grandiflora roses have the largest rose …

Rosa Midas Touch Rose 
QUESTION : Where can I order Midas touch rose bushes? Can I get it in Gatineau, Québec, Canada? Denise ANSWER : Hi Denise! I am sure you can find …

Rosa Pierre de Ronsard Eden Rose 
QUESTION : Do these roses work for zone 6b-7a in SE Tennessee (Chattanooga)? I have heard that the Eden roses are very slow to perform in certain areas...and …

Rose Bush Care 
QUESTION : Hi. I just bought a home in Irving TX and in the process have inherited a whole garden of beautiful plants. Problem is that I was born & …

Rose Bud Growing
Inside A Rose Flower
 
QUESTION : I just found one on my rosebush today and a friend referred me to your site. ANSWER : This happens sometimes with grafted roses. Enjoy …

Winter Shade in Phoenix 
QUESTION : HI!! Found your blog searching for information on growing roses in the Phoenix area. Very informative. I'm so glad to see you offer roses …

Rose Blooms
On Climbing Rose
 
QUESTION : I planted Dublin Bay climbers last year,they bloomed in abundance,right through to June. This year, there are very few blooms showing,and …

Bare Root Eden Rose Winter Care 
QUESTION : I have received two Eden (Pink) climber Rose Bushes and they are bare root. I live in Oklahoma and it is Dec. 6th. What do I do. I have …

My Rose Main Stem
Has been Broken
 
QUESTION : Hi, I really need your help. My rose main stem thats close to the roots has been broken. But theres still small stem that's still attached. …

Pruning and Care For Potted Roses 
QUESTION : We have a Pink Knock Out Rose Plant that is still in the pot. I want to plant it in the spring. Can I bring it inside and put it in a cool …

Rosa Abraham Darby Rose Pruning 
QUESTION :Abraham Darby Rose Could you please tell me if you trim this rose back? When would be the best time of year to do so? Thank you for …

Rose Care 
QUESTION : I just planted a yellow rose and is blooming beautifully. When and how often do I need to spray the leaves? I fertilized when I planted …

Type of Rose 
QUESTION : I saw some rose flowers on my vacation, and I wanted to get some more of them when I got home. The problem is I don't know what they are …

Artichoke Rose 
QUESTION : Hello, A co-worker brought me a bouquet of white roses with one flower in the center that she referred to as an Artichoke Rose? IT …

Where Can I Buy Blush Noisette Roses In South Florida 
I live in the center part of Palm Beach County Florida. Where can I buy Blush Noisette Roses? ANSWER : You can buy the Blush Noisette roses at …

Rose name - Fiona 
QUESTION : Hello I have recently lost a friend who was named Fiona. I understand that there is a rose that is named Fiona and I would like to purchase …

Transplanting Knockout Roses 
QUESTION : I need to transplant some knockout roses and want to know when is the best time to move the roses? ANSWER : Hi Miller! The best timeo transplant, …

Climbing Rose 
QUESTION : Hi, I have a trellis in the back of my yard, on the side of my reddish brick patio. I think yellow roses would look best. What climbing …

Mildew and Rust Free Roses 
QUESTION : I live in Zone 23/24, approx, 2 miles from the ocean in Del Mar Highlands, CA. My 5 rose bushes have a mildew and rust problem, and I would …

Feeding Roses 
QUESTION : When do I feed my roses? Phosphorus Nitrogen Potassium I know there are certain food mixes for roses but if I don't want blooms, …

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Is There A Rose
Called Ken Or Kennith?
 
QUESTION : Hello. I am wondering if there is a rose called Ken or Kennith ? ANSWER : Hi! Sorry my rose sources for those names come up empty. Maybe …

NEPETA WALKERS LOW  
QUESTION How do I take care of my Nepeta Walkers Low perennial for winter in Ohio? New to my flower garden this summer. Should I prune them back …

Rose Bush Care Information
Care Of Roses
 
QUESTION : Greatly appreciate right advises on, quantity and time of watering the plant.... the rose care products one can obtain for its maintenance …

Hybrid Tea Roses In The Shade 
QUESTION : Hello, I'm planning on planting a garden but they tell me that hybrid teas can't grow on partial shade. My garden only gets about 3-4 hours …

There Is A Particular Rose I Want. 
QUESTION : Under wild roses, I found "Rosa Moyesii Geranium". How does one order? ANSWER : Hi! I recommend Vintage Gardens for antique old roses. …

Advice On Climbing Rose Selection
For A New Arch, Arbor And Garage Side And Against Fence
 
QUESTION : Hi There--Your help and advice would be most welcome. I live in West central Scotland (lanarkshire) and am keen to plant a variety of Climbing …

No Leaves From Base Of Rose Bush 
QUESTION : I have bought ground cover roses to soften the look of concrete wall. All of them are doing well, but for one. There are buds on the end, …

Rose Tree for Arizona 
QUESTION : What is a good rose tree to grow in Phoenix, AZ? ANSWER : Hi! Many rose varieties now come as rose trees, or standard roses. Here is my …

New Growth Of Our Climber 
QUESTION : We hired a guy who said he could do our landscaping. He first hit all our climbers and cut the lower canes off. Said they were laying …

Winter Pruning
Winter Care For Roses
 
QUESTION : Hello! Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. I have 4 Hybred Tea Roses that I planted this fall and they are doing wonderful! …

Roses Pierre de Ronsard 
QUESTION : Good afternoon, Can I order roses Pierre de Ronsard by DHL? I live in Portugal - central Lisbon. Manuel de Lancastre Portugal …

Winter Care For Double Knockout Rose 
QUESTION : I was wondering if I need to cover my rose bush with something and what, to protect it from the winter. ANSWER : Hi! Knockout roses are …

Is Penelope Rose
Winter Hardy?
 
QUESTION : Hello! I would like to buy a Penelope rose for a friend whose daughter is named Penelope rose. Where can I purchase this rose? Is it …

When To Plant 
QUESTION : I am planning an outdoor wedding for my Daughter next June and am wanting to plant some pink and orange roses. I am wondering when I need …

Beginner Rose Gardening Question  
QUESTION : Hi I am Jim. Pop gave me some roses they do well. Some stems are turning dark red or brown. Do I cut them off before winter starts, …

Looking To Buy Hybrid Tea Rose "Honor" 
QUESTION : I was looking for a source to buy the hybrid tea rose "Honor" for planting this fall. John Roden ANSWER : My affiliate for the Honor …

Purchasing Sombreuil Antique Climbing Rose  
QUESTION : After 3 days of research, reading, comparing, discussion with family, planning.. we finally found the perfect climbing rose for our garden. …

The Temperature For Rose Plants 
QUESTION : I am living in Tamilnadu here the temp is about 25-32 degrees. Am I able to grow the the New Dawn rose plant? And kindly give me the …

Lilac Rose
A Fragrant Lavender Rose
 
QUESTION : Hello, I have just discovered your site, and before I ask you my question I need to tell you, I love your site!! as well as the content. …

Scottish and English Rose 
QUESTION : I would be grateful for any information you may be able to give me. I am wanting to do something special for my Mum. She has now lost …

Metal Trellis For Climbing Rose 
QUESTION : The photo of your favourite climbing rose 'Blaze' features inexpensive metal wire trellis or builders wire. Can you please tell me where …

How To Train Climbing Roses On A Padoga 
QUESTION : I would like advice on growing climber roses on pagodas please. It is a long structure, with 3 vertical posts & I have planted 3 roses beside …

Cutting Back Roses 
QUESTION : Hello!, I have a rose bush that some of the canes are 16 foot tall. It's green, I can be not sure on the species. When and how far should …

Type Of Rose Plant To Choose 
QUESTION : Thank You very much for offering help, truly appreciate it. I am planning to order some rose plants from Pickering Nurseries (I live in …

Replacing Climbing Rose 
QUESTION : I am desperate to replace our dead Climbing Super Star rose. But am unable to locate a supplier. This wonderful rose flourished regularly …

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Antique Roses
Do You Have Seeds For Them
 
QUESTION : I live out of the USA and in zone 11, I guess, Costa Rica, and can not bring in live plants. Do you sell seeds for roses!!!!!! Thanks …

Fauna And Flora Nature Web Site 
QUESTION : Hello! I'm looking for quality sites to my new top 100 of fauna and flora ... I'd be happy if you also register your site! Best Regards, Alex …

Neem Oil 
QUESTION : Is neem oil considered a "fine horticultural oil." ? I read your recipe for the baking soda solution and I do have neem oil. Is it ok …

Florida Rose Problems 
QUESTION : Hello! I live is South Florida. I have been an avid rose grower for many years. However,I stopped growing them the past 4 yrs, and now …

Transplanting Roses 
QUESTION : I will be moving part way through the winter, and would like to take my roses (along with my other perennials) with me. I would like to …

Climbing Rose With No Blooms 
QUESTION : We moved into this home 3 years ago. There is a large climbing rose bush perfectly located between two large windows. Every year this …

What Type Of Roses
For Fence And Arbor
 
QUESTION : I am installing a 4 foot picket fence and an arbor in my front yard, which faces South. What is the best type of rose to plant there? …

Best Fragrant Roses. 
QUESTION : I am planting a rose garden and I would like the names of the roses that smell like my mum's uses to smell, like real fragrant roses, please. …

Buy Barbra Streisand Rose Bush 
QUESTION : Hi! I am writing from Slovenia/Europe. Would it be possible to order 3 Streisand roses to Europe? What are extra costs to Europe? With …

I Like To Buy A Fairy Rose Bush 
QUESTION : I am trying to purchase a Fairy Rose plant. Do you sell them as your web site implies? I cannot find them listed in the roses for sale …

Potted Rose Leaf Problem 
QUESTION : Can you please help me? On browsing your site looking for rose house plants problems. I've decided to email you as can't find the right …

Spider Web Insects
Tenting Over Rose Plant
 
QUESTION : I have a miniature rose that I had outside, then brought in for the winter. I went to check it to see if it needed any attention. There …

Shipping Roses To Hawaii? 
QUESTION : I'm interested in purchasing the Ebb Tide Purple Rose and wanted to know if you will be able to ship to Hawaii? Thank you. ANSWER : …

How Do I Winterize
Abraham Darby Rose?
 
QUESTION : I live in MN and have a beautiful, healthy Abraham Darby rose. How do you over winter this rose in our climate? Buried - heavily covered??? …

Blue Moon Rose - Will Not Produce Flowers 
QUESTION : I have a Blue Moon rose in a sunny, warm place with good drainage and is fertilized with rose spikes. It is 3 yrs old, glows long healthy …

Climbing Rose Plants 
QUESTION : I have a white rose plant which is a climbing rose. However it needs support to go up and doesn't climb on its own. It grows to many …

Rose Growing In Phoenix Arizona 
Question : What roses are best to grow in Phoenix Arizona, and where is the best place to buy roses? Answer : I have a page about growing roses …

Pruning and Moving
An Established Climbing Rose
 
Question : I have a small arch in my garden with two established climbing roses (one either side). I want to remove the arch and replace it with a …

Rose of Sharons In Pots 
Question : I have 5 Rose of Sharons in pots. One is about 3 ft high. The others about 1 ft. I live in the Northeast and have very cold weather. …

Knockout Rose Bush 
Question : Is there a knockout rose bush that doesn't get any taller than around 18 inches or so? I have double knockout rose bushes in front of …

No Rose Blooms This Year 
Question : I covered my roses up last winter. This spring the leaves had brown red shade. Plant grew new branches the leaves were only on the tops …

Problems With Roses 
First, I really enjoy your website. This is my 1st visit but I will certainly return. Question : After reading the answers to other questions, I …

Powdery Mildew On Roses 
Question : Do these rose leaves appear to have powderly mildew, if so how to cure? See attached photos of leaves from rose bush and help me determine …

Transplanting Rose Bushes
How To Transplant Roses
 
Question : How difficult is it to transplant a mature rose bush? Are there specific techiques to follow to transplant roses? Hello Sometimes …

Short Blooming Rose Flowers 
My rose plant gets flowers but they do not last long on the plant. The buds stays longer. When the flower opens there is no centre part to the rose. …

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Bleeding Hearts 
I was so interested to see that you have Bleeding Hearts for sale. But before I order I have some questions to ask. I see you are also in Los Angeles. …

Potted Roses Winterization 
I have tea roses in a large pot. New this year, it has taken off and is almost 3 ft tall. wondering whats best for winter for the plant? Should I bring …

Knock Out Rose Pruning 
My roses are turning into large shrub looking roses. Is it ok to cut them say about 1ft. now? They are about 5ft. tall and are looking bad. I live in …

Eden Climbing Roses In Indiana
Pierre De Ronsard Rose
 
I am thinking of taking the plunge and adding Eden climbing roses to our our garden in Indiana. When would be the best time to plant them on our arbor …

Using Knockout Roses
For Cut Flowers
 
Will it hurt my Knockout rose to cut roses to bring inside? If it's ok to do this, what is the best way to cut? Hi Beverly , It wont hurt the Knockout …

Rose Pruning Angle of Cut 
When you prune the knock out rose, in what direction should the angle of the cut be? I would like the bush be round. Hi, The picture above shows the …

Rose won't bloom 
I transplanted a rose bush that belonged to my dad. This summer was its 3rd summer in my flower garden. It grows tall....like 5 ft or so. It sprawled …

Thornless Rose Bushes 
Hi - I am looking to buy a couple thornless rose bushes. I live in Southern California (Orange County) and am not sure which roses would do well in this …

Knockout Roses Problem 
I have 2 rather large Knockout Rose gardens. They were infested this summer with Japanese Beetles during a dry time when I was on vacation. It really ravaged …

When to buy and plant the blaze climbing rose?  
I would like to purchase the Blaze Climbing rose. I thought springtime would be the best time to buy and plant the traveling rose. I live in Alabama and …

What would you plant in front of Iceberg roses? 
I have Iceberg roses and I would like to purchase the burgany ones as well, but what type of plant should I plant in front of them, a ground cover? I would …

Where can I purchase the Burgandy Iceburg? 
You have it here on your web page but the link appears to be broken. Hi Maria Elena , Sorry about the inactive link. The rose is sold out at my …

Simplicity Hedge Roses Pink 
I am trying to order 2 pink simplicity hedge roses from your site. I would very much like to purchase 2 healthy, pink, Simplicity hedge rose plants. Please …

Why are the leaves on my knockout bushes turning yellow ? 
I live approximately 40 miles north of Atlanta GA.30188. Nothing but red clay. I'm in a development and the builder did the landscaping . When I first …

Knocked over with Knockout Roses! 
My husband and I just purchased a four year old home in Northwest GA. The landscape has great bones but hasn't been taken care of in almost 2 years. We …

Rose Garden Expert Advice 
Annelie: Thanks for the expert advice you provide on your rose focused website. Now I am not into roses -- yet. You have convinced me through rose …

Trimming Roses 
How often do you trim a rose brush? Thanks Pat Hi Pat , I trim my repeat-blooming roses after each flower flush, followed by an application of rose …

Sharing 
Hi. Here it is in the begining of September in northern Illinois, U.S.A. and I wanted to share some photos of my Climbing Don Juan Roses. They were just …

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