What to Prune When in Your Garden for the Healthiest Plants
A good starting point for pruning any plant is to remove dead, diseased, or damaged stems as soon as you see them. Dead stems attract insects and invite diseases to develop. Also remove crossing branches, water sprouts (vigorous upright growing shoots tha
Cheap & Easy Rose Bug Spray
Are your roses starting to look like this? I can't believe how quickly the bugs started nibbling my leaves right up this year. Here is a very simple homemade spray for your rose bushes to help keep the aphids and other not so lovely critters away. I spray this on the leaves after each rain and it helps enormously. Using a large container mix together: 2 quarts water 1 tablespoon dishwashing soap 1 cup leftover coffee Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and mist your plants. That simple!
Starting Rose Bushes From Cuttings
Last year Hubster and I ordered and planted 20 double knock-out rose bushes. They were small 4″ bushes that came in tiny 2″ pots. Most grew two feet in the first year! I immediately wan…
How to Root Roses from Cuttings
I have tried just about every method out there to propagate roses from cuttings. This process, as taught to me by my friend Diana Klassy in 2006, is the easiest and most reliable one for me. It's simple to understand, and it uses materials that you may already have on hand or can easily obtain. (This isn't only for roses. I have rooted new plants of lilac, azalea, hydrangea, and figs using this method. Any plant that can root from cuttings is a candidate.) Are you ready? Gather your…
Pruning Rose Bushes - Learn How To Prune Roses In A Few Simple Steps
Pruning Rose Bushes is not rocket science! Instructions for trimming, deadheading and when to prune roses.
All About Gardening
Is this your first time being responsible for a lawn?- Don’t worry, we’ve all been first-time homeowners before. Perhaps you just tied the knot with your long-time sweetheart, and now you’ve purchased a house with a white fence and a lawn to call your own. Or maybe you’re a single adult who’s only just recently … Lawn Care – A Definitive Guide To Tending To Your Yard Read More »
Rose Care Advice & Inspiration
Rose Care Advice & Inspiration Roses are easy to grow and are remarkably tolerant. However, with a little extra care and attention your roses will really thrive. Follow the rose care advice guides created by our rose experts to help you look after your rose plants or be inspired by our show gardens and articles on
How To Transplant Roses: Tips For Transplanting A Rose Bush
With proper care, including tips on when and how to transplant a rose bush, you can continue to enjoy their beauty for years to come without any ill effects. Read here to learn more about rose transplanting.
How to Make and Use Rose Water - Herbal Academy blog
Are your rose bushes blooming right now? I like to sneak over to my parent's house and harvest all their petals when they aren't home lol I combine mine with dandelion for the ultimate skin care herbal combo!
Homemade Insecticide to Kill Bugs on Rose Bushes | Hunker
Control pests and the damage they can do to leaves, buds and blooms with a safe, inexpensive and effective homemade insecticide to kill bugs on rose bushes.
Roses & Coffee grounds, don’t make this common mistake.
Roses do like coffee grounds, but too much too close can give them a nasty nitrogen burn and can kill your roses. Never sprinkle coffee grounds right next to the plant. There’s a great way to…
DIY Fertilisers - Feed your garden & grow healthy plants.
DIY Fertilisers - Feed your garden & grow healthy plants. Recycle the nutrients in banana peels with these easy tips. | The Micro Gardener
Gardening | The LadyPrefers2Save
Hello again, savvy savers! Today finds us with a new Gardening On A Budget post, and this time its my recipe for DIY, Organic Rose Plant Food. Here's here's how to make it.