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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Roses Site! These are the top ten articles that your Roses Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!
1. The Meaning of Rose Colors
The Victorian "Language of Flowers" spoke eloquently in different colors of roses and other flowers. Choose a bouquet of roses that speaks your tenderest emotions without your saying a word.
2. How to Control Aphids on Roses
If you grow roses, you will need to battle aphids at some point. Luckily, this common pest is easily handled with nontoxic methods.
3. Companion Plants for Roses
Roses are beautiful and show stopping in the garden, until they stop blooming. The addition of companion plants can make your rose bed beautiful year round and create a healthier environment.
4. Soil Ph and Roses
Knowing your soil ph is a necessity for success in the rose garden. Having your soil ph in the correct range can mean the difference between a garden that is stunning and one that won't grow. Here are instructions for testing and altering your soil ph.
5. Chemical Safety in the Rose Garden
Rose gardeners often use chemicals in the garden. If you use chemicals in your rose garden be sure to handle and store them safely. This article gives several tips for proper and safe product handling, storage and application.
6. Propagating Roses
Propagating roses is fun and easy. If you've always wanted to duplicate a hard to find or antique rose here is how to do it.
7. The Great Mulch Debate
Everyone has an opinion on what type of flower bed mulch you should use and rose gardeners aren't any different. Learning about the different types of mulch available can help you make an informed choice.
8. Roses and Coffee Grounds
Used coffee grounds are an excellent rose bed amendment. This wonderful resource is easy to use, and is offered for free by many local and community coffee shops.
9. Rose Bed Edging
Rose bed edging is available in a variety of materials and prices. Adding a common edging to all of your garden beds is an easy way to bring a cohesive and well maintained look to your property. I've included tips and suggestions for edging your rose beds this spring.
10. Designing a Rose Bed
Planning a summer rose bed is easy, fun and gives great results if done properly.
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