No-Fuss Roses for Cold Zones: Great advice for everyone growing roses!

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No-Fuss Roses for Cold Zones

By Cottage_Rose
February 10, 2013

After many years of growing mainly fussy and tender hybrid tea roses in rural zone 5, I became discouraged with their failure to do well beyond a season or two. Some seemed to never do well, no matter how well I cared for them. Some would just sit there and not grow or would quickly become naked and ugly from black spot. Reluctant to give up on growing my favorite flower, I did some online research and found information on hardy and easy-to-grow roses.

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Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Feb 11, 2013 3:27 PM CST Admin

As a fellow rose lover, thank you for encouraging colder and norther gardeners to grow roses! Everyone needs a few in their gardens, after all Green Grin!

You also have great general rose growing information for everyone.

Great article!

Your roses are gorgeous, BTW!
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Name: Vicky Thompson
Michigan (Zone 5b)
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Feb 11, 2013 11:48 PM CST
Thank you Trish! Smiling
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toledo ohio (Zone 5b)
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This past summer I found Constance Spry on the north side of the lilac hedge [ my sinuses don`t appreciate them ]. I forgot about her, holding my nose while running past the lilacs to get the mail. What a wonderful surprise. I`ll still hold my nose, but now I WILL STOP AND SMELL THE ROSE ! Lovey dubby

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