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Here are the top ten articles for the Roses Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Roses and Cane Borers
Your roses seemed perfect, then you started noticing dead leaves and hollow canes. Cane borers could be the nasty culprit. Persistence is the key to stopping a rose cane borer infestation and preventing it from reoccuring in the future.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Deer Deterrents for Roses
Are deer eating your roses? A variety of methods can be employed to make your roses the landscape beauties you desire rather than a snack for local wildlife.
7. 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.
8. Roses that Tolerate Shade
Just because your garden doesn't receive a full day of sun doesn't mean you can't grow roses. There are varieties that will survive and even thrive in partially shaded locations.
9. 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.
10. Thrips and Roses
Thrips can be a common problem in the spring rose garden. If you have rosebuds that aren't opening read on to determine if you have thrips and how to control them.
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