Cultivating more patience than plant growth

In your gardening guide for roses, what does “Pruning removes potential leaf surface from the rose plant” mean, in your guide to cutting roses? With Irises and peonies, the plant branching isn’t so complicated, and they bloom over very short…

To cull?

Hi there, a prior owner planted rose of Sharon, lilac and rose bushes all together in a corner, it’s lovely. You’ll see in the picture though that there are now 3 rose of Sharon, one lilac and a rose bush.…

Withered rose

Hello Can you tell me why my rose has withered. It is in a sunny south facing border in Toronto. I am not sure what kind of soil I have (acidic or otherwise) but it is good loam with proper…

6-9-6 rose fertilizer

as it was recommended by you for my new dawn rose I need to know where do I find it in toronto? I can find all sorts of formulas but not this one…. Thank you again for all your help.…

Rose or vine for planter

Hello, I have this northeast corner in my backyard; the whole in the ground is only 11” x 22”, so I’m thinking of putting a planter box on it. I’d like to put a plant in the corner, ideally a…

Rose Rosette in Annex, Toronto

My newly planted young rose bushes (Double Knock Out, Floribunda, Grandiflora and Hybrid Tea Roses) are producing new leaves and stems in bright burgundy color with extra thorns.  Older thorns and stems are turning reddish as well.  I’m very worried…

Is this a rose shrub?

Hello – Thank you for reading my question. I hope everyone is doing well. It may be that I’m being impatient, but I’m trying to figure out if I have shrub roses. The newer branches (they are not just canes)…

Don Juan Rose

Hi, I planted a Don Juan rose last fall and it was beautiful. So far this spring there isn’t any shoots coming out yet, is it too early to expect to see them ? Thanks…

Climbing Roses

We are in mid-town Toronto and have a 12 year old climbing rose going up our pergola which is in the north west corner of the garden. Can we prune the roses now? It is just starting to send out…

Roses

What is the most hardy pink rose that blooms from summer on through fall in Toronto?…