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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.
Feb 11, 2013 3:27 PM CST
|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
You also have great general rose growing information for everyone.
Your roses are gorgeous, BTW!
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.
Feb 11, 2013 11:48 PM CST
|Thank you Trish!
"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck"
Cottage Rose Birds n' Blossoms
Oct 10, 2016 10:24 AM CST
|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 !|
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