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Rose Water Propagation: Learn About Rooting Roses In Water

Organic Gardening - Thu, 2020-02-13 11:14
There are many ways to propagate your favorite roses, but rooting roses in water is one of the easiest. Unlike certain other methods, propagating roses in water will result in a plant very much like the parent plant. Read on to learn about rose water propagation. Propagating Roses in Water Here are the simple steps for rooting rose cuttings in water: Early summer is prime time for rose water propagation. Be sure the parent plant is growing well and free of pests or disease. Use a clean knife or pruners to cut a rose stem measuring about 4 to 6 inches (10-15 cm.) long. Make the cut just below node, which is the point where a leaf attaches to the stem. Pinch off the lower leaves but leave the top two or three intact. Also, remove all flowers and buds. Fill a clean jar about halfway with lukewarm water, then

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Potted Knock Out Rose Care: How To Grow Knock Out Roses In Containers

Organic Gardening - Thu, 2020-02-13 07:00
It’s easy to understand why Knock Out roses are so popular. They are easy to get along with, disease resistant, and they bloom all summer with very little maintenance. Pruning is minimal, the plants are self-cleaning, and the plants require very little fertilizer.  Although they are often grown in the ground, container grown Knock Out roses tend to do just as well. Read on and learn how to grow and care for Knock Out roses in containers. Growing Knock Out Roses in Containers Follow these tips on caring for potted Knock Out rose plants: Knock Out roses are best planted in spring, which gives the roots time to settle in before frosty weather arrives in autumn. Ideally, your Knock Out rose container should be at least 18 inches (46 cm.) wide and 16 inches (40 cm.) deep. Use a sturdy container that won’t tip or blow over. Be sure the

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What Is A Panama Rose – Learn About Panama Rose Plant Care

Organic Gardening - Wed, 2020-02-12 18:00
Rondeletia Panama rose is a beautiful shrub with a delightful fragrance that intensifies at night. It’s surprisingly easy to grow, and butterflies love it. Read on to learn about growing Panama rose. What is a Panama Rose? Panama rose plant (Rondeletia stigosa) is a small, sprawling evergreen shrub with glossy green leaves. Panama rose bush produces clusters of reddish-pink flowers with yellow throats beginning in December, continuing into spring or early summer, and sometimes longer. Panama rose is suitable for growing in USDA plant hardiness zones 9 through 11. The plant won’t survive freezing temperatures, although it may bounce back from a light frost. Panama rose plants can also be grown indoors, in a container or hanging basket. Panama Rose Bush Care Growing Panama rose is a relatively easy endeavor. Panama rose plants grow in light shade, but the ideal location will have morning sunlight and afternoon shade. Plant Panama

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Cranberry Hibiscus Info – Growing Cranberry Hibiscus Plants

Organic Gardening - Wed, 2020-02-12 15:00
Gardeners usually grow hibiscus for their showy blooms but another type of hibiscus, cranberry hibiscus, is used primarily for its gorgeous deep purple foliage. Some folks growing cranberry hibiscus know that it has another lesser known attribute as well. It’s edible too! What are Cranberry Hibiscus Plants? Cranberry hibiscus plants (Hibiscus acetosella) are multi-stemmed shrubs that grow from 3-6 feet (1-2 m.) in height with green/red to burgundy serrated leaves. The foliage looks much like that of Japanese maple. Cranberry hibiscus is also referred to as African rose mallow, false roselle, maroon mallow or red leaved hibiscus. Cultivars to look for include: ‘Red Shield’ ‘Haight Ashbury’ ‘Jungle Red’ ‘Maple Sugar’ ‘Panama Bronze’ ‘Panama Red’ The plants bloom late in the growing season with small dark crimson to purple flowers. Cranberry Hibiscus Info Cranberry hibiscus plants are native to South Africa; the tropical, subtropical and arid regions of South, Central and

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Planting A Yellow Rose Bush – Popular Varieties Of Yellow Rose Bushes

Organic Gardening - Wed, 2020-02-12 11:00
Yellow roses symbolize joy, friendship, and sunshine. They perk up a landscape and make a golden bunch of indoor sun when used as a cut flower. There are many yellow rose varieties, from hybrid tea to grandiflora. You may want a yellow rose bush, climbing plant, or diminutive dwarf bloomer, but any roses that are yellow send cheerful vibes and happy emotions. Read on to see what varieties of yellow rose might suit your needs, brighten your day and your landscape.                                                                              Miniature Yellow Roses While every color of rose is a treasure and beauty, yellow rose varieties have the particular ability to make one smile. Maybe it’s their color which mimics that of a “happy face” or reflects the tones of busy honeybees, but whatever the reason, yellow tones in a rose create a perfect foil for other plants. Yellow roses were reportedly discovered in the eighteenth century and quickly

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Growing White Roses: Choosing White Rose Varieties For The Garden

Organic Gardening - Wed, 2020-02-12 07:00
White roses are a popular hue for a bride to be, and with good reason. White roses have been a symbol of purity and innocence, historically sought after traits in ones betrothed. When talking white rose varieties, the old ‘albas’ are really the only true types of white rose. All other white rose cultivars are actually variations of cream, but that doesn’t make them any less appealing when growing white roses. About White Rose Varieties Roses have been around for millions of years, with rose fossils having been found in 35-million-year-old rocks. During this lengthy period, roses have taken on a variety of meanings and symbolism. In the 14th century, during the War of the Roses, both warring houses used roses as symbols in their struggle for control of England; one had a white and one had a red rose. After the war was over, the House of Tudor unveiled

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