Determining Water Needs For Outdoor Flowers

How does a person know how much to water outdoor plants? I have a variety, connected by soaker hoses in west Toronto, and don’t want to waste water or time. I imagine it has to do with the individual needs…

Black Roses

Hi, I’m a gardening newbie, and have always loved black roses. Do you know where I can find them in the GTA? Are they hardy enough for Toronto climate conditions?…

Roses and serviceberry

Hello, I am considering planting roses around the base of my Serviceberry to provide some additional visual interest in my garden. However I believe Serviceberry and roses are from the same genus – are they ok to plant together from…

fertilizer for roses

can you please advice what fertilizer should i feed for rose plants ,and how often . as i am new to rose gardening.Really appreciate if you can email me.I live in toronto…

Rose bush: Pope John Paul II

Hello, I’m working on a memory rose garden, for my sister, which includes some of my father’s roses, and I have space for another plant. Could you please tell me if this rose is for sale in Toronto?  Would it…

Transplanting roses

I will be moving at the end of September and wonder how to transplant my roses.  If I don’t know where they need to be at the new place until next spring, how should I plant them at the new…

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.…