A Minimalist Approach to Growing Roses: A Minimalist Approach to Growing Roses

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A Minimalist Approach to Growing Roses

By Porkpal
February 15, 2013

I have found that the secret to growing roses, with very little time and effort devoted to the process, is to choose the right roses.

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chelle
Feb 14, 2013 6:14 PM CST
Excellent article!


Thanks, Porkpal. Thumbs up

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zuzu
Feb 14, 2013 7:15 PM CST

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I love the whole idea of Rose Rustlers. It's so Texan. Big Grin

Your minimalist approach, offering more evidence that rose gardening is not brain surgery, probably will encourage many people to give roses a try. Good job, Porkpal!
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Feb 14, 2013 8:52 PM CST
I agree I agree I agree
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Feb 14, 2013 11:40 PM CST

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Great article, an interesting read!
I once read a book about searching for old roses & rose rustling http://www.amazon.com/Search-Lost-Roses-Thomas-Christopher/d... and it was so interesting, I was ready to hop in the car and go on the hunt for old cemeteries and abandoned homesteads! I have seen several old roses in some of the cemeteries in the old gold towns from the Gold Rush days but they weren't in bloom and I wasn't prepared to take cuttings.
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vic
Feb 15, 2013 4:16 AM CST
An encouraging and inspiring article for anyone that is intimidated by roses Thumbs up
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Bubbles
Feb 15, 2013 8:48 AM CST
Loved your article porkpal! Those rose rustlers also "sort of leaned over a few fences" when they couldn't find anyone home to grant permission!
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wildflowers
Feb 15, 2013 9:57 AM CST

I admit it, this is my most favorite approach to growing just about anything. Hilarious!

Thank you for sharing your experience, Porkpal, I enjoyed your article very much.


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LindaTX8
Feb 15, 2013 4:55 PM CST
That's my way also! One rosebush that I had in a large pot eventually sent roots down into the ground. I admire that spirit! So when I wanted to extend a garden bed to that spot, I had to dig as much root as I could up and then get the rest of the plant out of the pot, so I could give it a place in my new bed. It struggled, but soon it was happy and blooming again. Where I live, it's a tough place for most plants. If a plant needs excellent deep soil, frequent watering, regular pruning, pesticides and lots of fertilizer...well, then probably it wants to go elsewhere, not here! I have a friend who spends a lot of time coddling plants, but I definitely have limits on what they can expect from me!
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sarahbugw
Feb 16, 2013 6:21 AM CST
I enjoyed your article very much! I'm a double knockout rose fan. Smiling
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Cottage_Rose
Feb 16, 2013 8:33 AM CST
My kind of roses! Great article! Thumbs up
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diannakerr
Feb 16, 2013 4:28 PM CST
Great Article!
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May 28, 2013 11:33 AM CST
I think that it is appropriate that someone decided to use a picture of Dr Huey to head this article!
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lovemyhouse
Jul 18, 2014 9:53 PM CST
I agree I agree Big Grin
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
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porkpal
Jul 19, 2014 6:56 AM CST
Thanks for all the kind responses!
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