Book Review—Growing Roses Organically by Barbara Wilde

On the first page this book makes the questionable claim “these pages will teach you all you need to know to start your rose garden right”.   All I need to know?  All I ever need to know?  All that is absolutely necessary to grow roses?  It seems unbelievable, yet after reading this book, it may be true.  At least I feel prepared with the … Continue reading Book Review—Growing Roses Organically by Barbara Wilde

Roses—What to do in Winter

The following rose care calendar is from the book Growing Roses Organically by Barbara Wilde.  These are the suggestions for zones 7-8. December:  Plant new bareroot roses. January: Prepare new beds, continue planting bareroot roses, prune and train established roses, clean up and dispose of rose debris, spray dormant oil if you had high numbers of mites and scale last season. February: Prune and train … Continue reading Roses—What to do in Winter