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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. 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. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Treating Powdery Mildew and Downy Mildew on Roses
Powdery mildew and downy mildew are two fungal infections that can wreak havoc in your rose garden. Learn to recognize the symptoms and take steps to treat these two diseases.
7. Can You Grow Roses Indoors?
Don't let the lack of a yard prevent you from growing roses. If you are up to the challenge, you can try growing roses indoors.
8. 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.
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. 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.
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