Winter Damaged Roses

Should I cut the rose stems back to the new growth at the base of my roses?…

Rose Stem Boring Insects

I live in Woodstock Ontario and I have been having trouble with boring insects doing significant damage to roses and lilacs as well as my other woody plants. I am now debating whether I should even prune my roses because…

April Showers Invigorate my Green Thumb

It looks like it might be rainy for April, in West End Toronto. What activities, if a gardener doesn’t mind wearing rain gear while outside, can one carry out while it’s raining? I find rain invigorating, but I know from…

Floribundas Rose

This rose tree was planted in our west (front) garden in late July 2018. The tree has flourished, growing from just under 4 feet to over 6 feet. It has had about a 100 flowers since planting. In late September…

Rose Hedge

I would like to grow a hedge on a chain link fence (not yet installed) on my southwest-facing corner lot in the Parkdale area of Toronto, with the long stretch on the west. The corner has almost full sun. The…

Moving a Rose Bush

We live in the Queen St.E. and Kingston Road area and have a rose bush that needs moving. A new place has already been established. When is the best time to do this? This coming Fall or do we wait…

Rose chafer beetles

I have been picking and drowning these monsters by the thousands for 3 years but they persist. Is there some type of trap that I can make? I have a large property so could attract them away from the the…

Yellowing Rugosa Rose Leaves

Hello, what is wrong with these Rugosas? The same thing happened last summer, I added composted manure around them, and sprayed an organic foliar fertilizer, it did not help with yellowing of leaves. They still bloomed and produced huge rose…

Rose propagating

Hello, I am trying to propagate some rose cuttings. I cut a 6 inch piece and put it into soil and covered it with a mason jar. I am seeing new growth (leaves) but I am now unsure as to…

Remontant or non-remontant rose identification?

How do I identify whether a rose flowers more than once seasonally, aside from memory? The wonderful thing about being behind in pruning roses this year is that a barrier was removed nearby, so the peonies need less attention this…