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…

Rust on roses

This year I did not have many good blooms on my roses and there is rust on them. What can I do about it?  …

Yellow Rose

Can you kindly recommend a beautiful yellow rose (scent is optional) that will grow in my new home in Mississauga? Lots of sun and new soil.…

I need help identifying a rose.

I’ve just moved and am just getting familiar with the garden. In one corner a rose bush has been blooming for a couple of weeks. The flowers have only five petals and the centres are white. I’ve got a photo…

Climbing rose bush

I have moved from a house to an apartment facing west in Toronto I transplanted a climbing rose bush into a large pot 16″ wide x 16″ high keeping the soil intact that it was growing in, in the garden.…