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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 Most Fragrant Roses
Roses are all beautiful, and many of them are wonderfully scented. Here are a few of the most fragrant roses for your garden.
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. 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.
6. 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.
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. A Brief History of the Rose
A brief history of how the rose as we know it came to be.
9. Growing Knock Out Roses
Knock Out roses have taken the gardening world by storm. Learn why these easy care roses are a must-have for your garden.
10. 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.
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