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?…

Roses – black spot prevention with dormant spray

Hello, every year my rose leaves develop black spots. I am careful with my watering and remove the diseased leaves and also feed my roses during the summer. I would like to take steps to prevent the start of black…

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,…

What to do in the garden before it snows

I’ve just moved into a new house with a beautiful landscaped garden that has lots of perennials and rosebushes. What I should do to get ready for winter? Should I fertilize or cut down perennials such as hostas? Please advise.…

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?  …

Overwintering a rose in a container

Hi, I live in Pickering in an apartment with a balcony. My Rose bush has done marvelous (I bought it in the first week of June with three blooms on it) I cut off the dead heads and the plant…

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…