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Nov 29, 2017

Purple Roses: Pictures, information and trivia

Purple roses are available in varied shades such as lavender, lilac, violet, burgundy, mauve, light purple and dark purple.

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Nov 28, 2017

How To Press Roses

The rose makes a lovely pressed and dried flower. We show you the techniques to help you make your blooms last for years to come.

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Nov 27, 2017

White Roses: Scentasia

The official version of this rose gives the color as light yellow to white. However, every specimen that I have seen has been white, with a yellow center, as seen in the accompanying photo.

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Nov 27, 2017

White Roses: Climbing Iceberg

Surely the best known white rose, a large specimen of Iceberg is a georgeous sight!

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Nov 27, 2017

History and Roses

I find it somewhat ironic that Englands most famous rose isn't a rose at all. Rather, it is a symbol representing the merge of the houses of York and Lancaster.

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Nov 27, 2017

Green Roses

Is there anything more exotic than a green rose (well, perhaps a black or blue rose might be, but they don't yet exist). We list some of the more well known varieties.

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Nov 27, 2017

Standard Roses

You may have seen these labeled as tree roses. Basically these are a grafted combination of two plants. Usually it will be a large flowering breed (hybrid tea or English) combined with a long stemmed multiflora as the base.

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Nov 27, 2017

History and Roses

The rose has been cultivated and used in art since the dawn of history. Come and explore some of the more well known uses.

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Nov 27, 2017

Make Your Own Rose Water

Originally created as a by product of Attar of Roses, it's simple to make your own at home.

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Nov 27, 2017

White Roses

White roses symbolize truth, purity, innocence and everything good. A collection of pictures and info on white roses.

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Nov 27, 2017

Wild Prairie Rose

The prairie rose is another popular native flower found in the US. Also called the rosa Arkansana, it is found primarily in the central portion of the US and North America.

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Nov 26, 2017

Rose Breeders

From Meilland to McGredy, we look at some of the most influential rose breeders in history.

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Nov 25, 2017

Rose Leaves

Rose leaves are an integral part of a healthy plant. Many diseases and pests can be headed off by properly inspecting a leaf.

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Oct 16, 2017

Rose Garden Restoration | October 2017

Follow our rose garden restoration. October is my favorite month in the garden.

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Sep 17, 2017

SBI! Review

I have been with SBI! since 2006. Long enough to be in a position to give a fair and unbiased review.

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Sep 15, 2017

Rose Garden Restoration | September 2017

Follow our rose garden restoration of an old, neglected garden. September sees us continuing with pruning, and also trying to get the irrigation system up and running

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Sep 13, 2017

Rose Garden Restoration | August 2017

Follow our rose garden restoration of an old, neglected garden. August sees us beginning to appreciate just how much hard work is going to be involved in this project.

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Sep 12, 2017

My Rose Garden Restoration Project

Follow our rose garden restoration of an old, neglected garden. It's going to be a long hard job to get the garden back to it's former glory, so come along for the ride!

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Sep 12, 2017

Aphids: How To Get Rid of Aphids

Looking to get rid of aphids on your roses? Aphids can multiply at an incredible rate, and you need to keep on top of them. These natural remedies will help, and no toxic sprays required.

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Jun 14, 2017

Rose Poetry - From Sappho to John Keats

poetry about roses - from Sappho to John Keats

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Jun 13, 2017

Chicago Flower Show

The Chicago Flower show is a nice way to check out some different gardening ideas and some beautiful flowers.

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Jun 13, 2017

Missouri Botanical Garden

The Missouri Botanical Garden is a great place for roses, right in St. Louis. Check it out next time you are in the area.

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Jun 13, 2017

Portland Rose Garden

The Portland rose garden, a terrific spot to view 550 varieties of roses.

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Nov 10, 2016

Rose Mosaic

Out of all the most common rose diseases, Mosaic is the one that would bring me out in a cold sweat if I ever saw an infected plant in my garden. A virus, there is no cure and no hope of recovery for an infected plant.

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Nov 10, 2016

Rose Leaves

Rose leaves are an integral part of a healthy plant. Many diseases and pests can be headed off by properly inspecting a leaf.

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Nov 10, 2016

Public Rose Gardens Around The World

Take a look at a few unknown rose gardens from around the world. These are ones you may never get to visit, but itcan still be fun to see what you're missing out on!

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Nov 10, 2016

Rose Recipes: Syrup, Tea and Jam

For those that want to use their rosehips and petals in the kitchen, we have some fantastic recipes for you. Rosehip syrup, rose petal jam and rose petal tea, along with some good tips on what roses to use.

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Nov 10, 2016

Rose Diseases

Some of the most common rose diseases. How to identify and treat them, from Blackspot to Rose Mosaic.

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Nov 10, 2016

Rose Fragrance: Scent Matters!

How roses get their scent, and a description of the essential oils that make up the fragrance.

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Nov 10, 2016

Rose Gardening

Rose gardening, nothing beats the satisfaction of beautiful fragrant roses that you have grown yourself.

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