The petals, hips and leaves of the rose plant are all high in natural antioxidants and vitamins. We show you some of the ways you can use the rose in natural home remedies and recipes: cleansing, skin toner, and general tonics.
How to make a rose petal tincture: relieve stress, fatigue, help fight infection. Simple and easy to follow instructions for making a rose petal tincture.
You might assume that a high quality expensive compost tumbler will give you better compost than a regular traditionl compost heap, right? Well, it's not quite so cut and dried as that.
think making compost is difficult? Think again. We show you the easy and reliable way to produce great organic compost in your own back yard.
A Grandiflora is a cross between a Hybrid Tea and a Floribunda. It inherits the best of both... the high centered blooms of the H.T, and the multiple flower sprays of the Floribunda. They also tend to be very vigorous, and often grow much taller than a Typical Hybrid Tea.
Learn key tips on organic rose gardening!
Learning how to draw a rose is not hard at all. You can do a drawing in a few easy steps.
The right soil for roses is key to producing the perfect flower. In particular, a ph level in the 6 to 6.9 range, with 6.5 being ideal.
These roses are shrub roses and are also included on what is referred as Old Garden Roses (OGR), Heritage roses or Antique roses. Damasks are related to gallicas. Summer damasks are crosses between gallica roses and R. phoenicea and autumn damasks between Gallicas and R. moschata.
The blaze rose is a vibrant climbing rose for your garden or home.
What does it mean to give someone 12 red roses? Learn what the color and number of roses mean.
The musk rose is a highly fragrant mountain rose that has been in cultivation since the 1600s. An ancestor of the Hybrid Musk.
Veilchenblau Rose is an outstanding rambler thats often called the nearest thing to a blue rose thats in existence in nature. Well let you be the judge of that.
A collection of pencil drawings of roses, altered art, and rose paintings that you can use however you like.
Don't you just love rose paintings by the old masters? Each time I look at this one by Ambrosius Bosschaert I discover something new. Most of his stilllife flower paintings featured tulips and roses, but you can also see bluebells, albas, violas, a carnation and lily of the valley.
Floribunda roses are one of the more popular varieties out there today. They are known for their ease of care and great looks.
No rose garden is complete without at least one white rose. Whether you opt for the ever popular iceberg, or something a little less common like Tineke or WW2 Memorial, white adds a fresh feeling to any garden.
The Seven Sisters rose has an interesting history!
The Nearly Wild rose is an extremely hardy and strong growing pink floribunda.
I just can't find a bad word to say about this rose. Lovely subtle hues of coral to salmon pink,fading to white,disease resistance, and a lovely perfume.
Rose fertilizer is a key to beautiful and vibrant roses. Read more to find out all the facts on nutrition.
Sandalwood oil has a sweet-woody, warm, balsamic aroma that improves with age.
Balsam Peru has a rich vanilla-like fragrance, and is a great fixative to use in homemade potpourri.
Polyantha roses are the backbone of many gardens around the world. Find out about these great small shrubs.
Also known as rosa Virginiana, this species is common on the East Coast of the United States, but can go as far west as Arkansas and as far north as Quebec and Ontario.
The Bourbon rose is cross between China and Damask roses, and first found on the island of Bourbon... hence the name
Blue roses ~ does the blue rose really exist? take a look and find out!
Purple roses are available in varied shades such as lavender, lilac, violet, burgundy, mauve, light purple and dark purple.
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.
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.