• Reviving old Climbing Explorer Roses

    We have two Explorer climbers – think Cabot is one of them – planted in 1997 at south west corner of the house in a trellis on the property line with good sun . The last 3 years they have…

  • Pruning a rose bush

    I recently moved into a house in Toronto.  I’ve noticed a very tall and lanky rose bush in the backyard.  It desperately needs pruning however I’m concerned that I’ve missed the ideal time to prune it.  Is it too late…

  • Roses Winter damage – prune or replace?

    A few of my larger and older climbing roses suffered winterkill down to their base after this past winter.  New leaves are sprouting from the base.  Will these bear flowers true to the type of rose I planted, e.g. High…

  • Advice on Pruning my Rose Tree

    I’d like some advice on pruning a rose tree that is growing on the south side of my house against the garage.  It’s a Joseph’s Coat climbing rose that is about 8-9 ft. tall, reaching the top of the garage.…

  • Winter damage to roses

    My roses are in a very sunny location.I live in Collingwood ON. Soil is loam. The roses were covered by at least 5 feet of snow. I checked them yesterday and every stem is nibbled off right to the base.…

  • Roses for a beginner

    I have no experience with roses and I would like them in my front garden surrounding a blue spruce. Is there a variety that is rich in colour, has lots of blooms, and is easy to maintain?…

  • Rose collars.

    I live in West Toronto.  I used rose collars and mulch to protect my roses last Fall.  The soil is sandy and I can dig in a spade depth near the roses.  When should I remove the mulch?…

  • Growing indoor miniature roses: humidity

    I probably didn’t choose the best plant for a valentine’s gift during winter, by purchasing half a dozen miniature roses from a big box grocery store. Can they survive if I keep them misted by hand, and near a window,…

  • Roses -winter protection

    I forgot to put soil around my roses (tender hybrid teas located along south side of house) for winter protection. What can I do now in the middle of January.…

  • Winterizing hybrid tea roses

    We live in the Woodstock area of Ontario, and have 50+ hybrid tea roses in our garden. We’re concerned about proper winterizing, and would like to know how much to prune our roses to prepare for the cold weather. We…

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