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Woody perennial, genus *Rosa*, grown for attractive flowers

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How do you prune a rose bush?

I tried to prune a rose bush and it stopped growing from all the branches I pruned, and instead shot one big green stem up from the root again. What is the proper technique?
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What kinds of gloves are best for handling thorny rose bushes?

I have a couple of rose bushes in my new house and the thorns in the bush (there are a lot of them!) go right through my current gardening gloves, and they hurt. what kind of gloves are available that ...
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What can cause the leaves of a rose bush to turn black and fall off?

I bought a small rose bush on Mother's Day this year and planted it in my flower garden. The area probably has too much shade for a full sun plant, but I don't think that is the issue here. Shortly ...
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How can I identify the “type” of a rose if I don't already know what it is?

In the gardening and rose books I have they talk about different types of roses - hybrid, damask, china, tea, etc. They give a brief history of each rose type and a couple of pictures, but generally ...
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Can I eradicate blackspot on roses with a winter pruning?

In mid-winter, I pruned my standard roses back harshly. Black-spot can be a problem on these roses. The pruning is such that they have hardly any leaves. The remaining leaves do not have any black-...
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Why should we cover rose plants in the winter?

We live in Minnesota, where it gets quite cold in the winter and the ground freezes well below the depth of the roses. We have a row of rose bushes which we inherited from the previous owners of our ...
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Can I trim knockout rosebushes in winter?

I live in Northern Virginia and am concerned about possible heavy snow damaging two knockout rosebushes this winter. Is it okay to trim them slightly now with a bigger trim at the beginning of spring? ...
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Miniature Rose Wintering

I have a miniature rose plant growing in a large (about 2 foot cubed) container outside, where it has been doing very well. The bush is about 3 feet tall now, and I've had it since February (started ...
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How do I grow roses from seed?

I'm starting with the assumption that roses can grow from seed, as that's how most plants reproduce. I'm wanting to grow roses with rosehips, which handily contain seeds. I can try cuttings as well ...
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Plant growing out of the pot into the ground

I have a rose bush that is in a wine barrel planter. The planter is breaking apart and I think the roots of the rose bush are now growing into the ground. How can I successfully re-pot it or ...
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How to prune roses with tall branches?

I have this neglected rose bush in my garden. It seems too long and spindly? How and when should I prune it?
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My long stemmed rose is growing new leaves

I had a long stemmed rose in a bouquet of flowers. The head had died so I went to discard the stem, only to notice new leaves were shooting out of it in 3 different places. I left the stem in the vase ...
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When to cut roses?

In my garden there some roses that are growing wild. Some of theme are at least two meters high with the flower only visible from down below. Can I cut them in the summertime? Or is it best to prune ...
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Can I encourage my roses to produce more flowers and fewer long stems?

I have standard roses. As the weather warms, and after feeding with commerically purchased rotted chicken manure they are growing very, very fast. Is there a way I can get them to produce more ...
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How can I stop cane borers in my rose bush?

I've been having problems where whenever I prune one of my rose bushes, often one of the branches is burrowed into by a nasty cane borer, meaning I have to cut back the rose even further. I'm trying ...
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Is Zephirine Drouhin rose completely thornless?

An advertisement of Zephirine Drouhin rose said that this rose was disease resistant, shade tolerant, alkaline soil tolerant, pollution tolerant, more floriferous than other varieties, and completely ...
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How to save roses - commercially potted gift ones with few roots?

I was given a pot of (flowering) roses which I actually like and would want to keep and plant in my garden. In this tiny pot there are 4 plants; each one has only a few roots as a quick inspection ...
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How much compost should I add to a clay soil for roses?

A few months ago I removed a lot of over grown shrubs; the soil is clay based topsoil on top of solid clay. The top soil is about one spade deep. I don’t think the garden has had any compost for ...
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Insect Friend or Foe on Rose, Santa Cruz, California

I noticed this small (~1cm long) insect on my rose bush in Santa Cruz, California, U.S.A.. I also noticed that all the scales, usually infesting my rose, were missing. I was pleased and am currently ...
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Can I add commercial roses to my compost pile?

I'd like to add commercial roses to my compost pile, but don't know if I can. I'm not sure what kind of chemicals store bought roses are usually treated with. Bonus question: Can I dump the water in ...
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How to get rid of spider mites on roses?

My girlfriend got a rose to sprout and then planted. It grew nicely but now spider mites are coming back all the time. She tried a BAYER spray for mite control but they are coming back every time she ...
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What's the best pot size for rose seeds germinated in the refrigerator?

I have taken rose seeds from my garden and put them in the fridge between moist paper towels. Does anybody know what size pot I should put the rose seeds in that have germinated in the fridge?
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When is the best time to plant Knockout Roses in North Georgia?

I live in North Georgia (USA) and I want to grow a rose bush. Knockouts are sold around here all the time and are fairly cheap, and I'm wondering when is the best time to put one in the ground? I ...
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How to keep my roses fresh?

I got a few roses from my friends and I keep them in my office. I've changed their fresh water for three days but they won't stop fading. What can I do to extend their flowering? Some people tell me ...
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What kind of roses are these?

I would be able to get a closer picture, if needed.
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roses: re-plant or salvage?

We recently moved into a new house with existing rose plants, many of which are diseased. The obvious problems are the orange spots that puff into dust when you touch the plant, and black / brown ...
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What rose would be best for hip production?

I am looking for a rose that produces a good crop of large hips. It has to be winter hardy and relatively carefree , but I will be able to prune, mulch, and, water it. It also will have to be disease ...
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How to overwinter potted rose-cuttings?

Similar this question I potted rose-cuttings using the described in BBC's Gardener's World (cutting August-shoots in 20cm long "sticks" and place them into drained soil). I did this in the end of ...
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Green-brown mass under roses

Please help me with identification of this green-brown mass in my garden. It looks rather like slimy, part-rotted fruit, but I have noticed it under roses in both spring and autumn. Is it a weed or ...
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Please can you help me identify a rose with sentimental value?

My late mother had a rose that was grown as a cutting from her grandmothers rose garden. I am very new to gardening, but I have managed to grow several cuttings (luck > judgement). It would be ...
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Roses in clay pot started to go bald

I purchased some roses in clay pots. They were very fresh and beautiful but after a while they were starting to go bald and their leaves turned yellow. What should I do? They are in open air and have ...
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How do I eradicate Pseudoperonospora cubensis on roses? [closed]

I have some roses that look like they are infected with Pseudoperonospora cubensis. I currently do not know how to treat this disease and would like a course of action. I have not applied any ...
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what are these insects on my roses and how to kill them?

I woke up and saw these are on my roses, and they are on a some spider web-shape thing, maybe they're baby spiders, and they are moving on the flower and there are some things on the leaves that I ...
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Is the rapid new growth on this rose bush a sign of Rosette?

I recently trimmed back a rose bush (I believe it's a Liebeszauber Hybrid Tea Rose?) that sits in some shade in my front yard, as its branches grow pretty long and eventually start leaning into its ...
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What is wrong with my rose bushes?

I have a rose bush in the front yard and several in the back yard which just started exhibiting the issues show in the pictures. I live in Missouri and these bushes have been healthy until this.
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Will these roses bloom this year?

A few weeks ago I bought two tea-hybrid roses with their roots in wet sawdust and saran wrap (it is called nude root in my area, no idea how to call it in English). The shoots started to grow the next ...
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How can I get more foliage and flowers on my rose?

I moved into my new house about a year ago now and this rose bush was in the yard already looking very forlorn without much foliage at all. It's card calls it a 'Mum in a Million' type. I've since ...
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Why are cut roses doing so much better in a ceramic vase than a crystal vase?

I have two dozen cut roses, one dozen in a crystal vase, and one dozen in a Lenox ceramic vase. We're in a dry (70°F) heated house in the middle of winter, and the roses in the ceramic vase are ...
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What are these black spots on my rose tree?

If I press these little dots, there is a white cream-like substance inside. Some leaves are completely eaten, but I am not sure if it is linked. This plant, a rose tree, had fallen on the ground ...
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what roses can be planted in a pot

I'm looking to put some yellow roses in a 2' long planter, and my local garden center doesn't have any yellow roses. Perhaps they are out of season? And I see there are a bunch of different kinds of ...
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How far back should you prune rambling roses with lots of old/diseased wood?

I have a rambling rose (or maybe climbing, I'm not too sure) that has a lot of old or possibly diseased wood. I've read that it's good to remove old wood, but since both main stems have old wood at ...
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Best practices on pruning and winter protection for climbing roses

We have two climbing roses.We inherited this from the previous owner of our house. Last year we pruned them quite short in the fall and banked them, just like we did with the rest of the roses (...
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Can you identify a rose for me?

Can anyone help me identify this rose, it was a gift from my mum, but unfortunately it died during a move. I live in London Ontario. The rose was a bush and had glossy leaves. Zone 5 Hardy.
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What kind of rose bushes are these? [closed]

There are 4 bushes. I know one is a white rose and smells lovely. I couldn't tell you what kind or classification any of them are. If anyone can help me find out I would love it! Or maybe tell me a ...
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What is this the correct name for this skinny-pergola type structure?

We're looking to grow roses onto something like the structure pictured below. We'd like to look at photos of various forms, however I don't know what to search for. Pergola and trellis give very ...
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Is this a sucker on Red English rose

I have a Red English rose potted on my terrace. I am noticing a sideshoot coming just below the bud union. I am attaching a photo of the plant. Please note that this new shoot is just slightly below ...
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What's hatched on my rose?

While watering my rose plant this morning, I noticed it was covered in tiny brown bugs: They're on most of the leaves of the plant. What are they? Is there anything I can do? The plant is currently ...
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Why are my plants doing badly for the 2nd year in a row?

I live in Marin Co. California, where summers have been mostly hot and dry, winters mild with rain. All my plants are in pots, excepting the trees that were already here when we moved in 15 years ago....
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Spots on climbing rose canes

Last season my climbing rose had a very strong fungal infection, black-spot or something similar. It affected most of the leafs. This spring I have noticed black rings on most of the canes (see ...
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What bore a hole in this rose?

There is a hole in this rose. What is the name of the bug that would create such a hole?