Be An Exhibitionist: How to Show Your Roses

Now that you have a rose garden you are proud of, it’s time to take the next step and let others see the beauty of your roses. Rose shows and exhibits are exciting events where you get a chance to see how your roses stack up against other rosarians’. It doesn’t matter if you win — the experience alone will be fun, and you’ll learn a lot. Visit a Rose Show Before entering your own roses, visit a few rose shows to see how everything works. If at all possible, get permission to enter the preparation room to see what experienced displayers do before the judging begins. Get The Rule Book Get a copy of the rule book from the …

How Do I Make My Dozen Roses Look Right?

When I first started to design flowers I often heard how designers had difficulty making a dozen roses look nice. That it was hard to keep the roses in place. But it is really very easy to do if you know a few simple basics. 1) First prepare the rose by taking off the bottom half of the leaves and popping off the thorns. Most people prefer the thorns off but as much as possible I leave the thorns on. This is because taking them off can leave open wounds and may allow microbial bacteria to enter and shorten the life of the flower. 2) Cut the rose stem slantwise under water (so they don’t get an air pocket that …

5 Secrets To Growing Beautiful Roses

A rose is a rose is rose – and there are few things in the garden more beautiful. There are 5 secrets I want to share that will help you to grow healthy roses. Sunshine: Plan to put your rose bush in a spot where it will get as much sun at least 6 hours of sunshine a day. Water: Drops of water on the leaves can cause burning, and lead to black spot disease so always water from underneath, soaking the earth until it is damp but not soggy. It is better to water thoroughly once a week than lightly several times in the same period. Beware if your Roses get too much water, they’ll drown. Water in the …

6 Important Tips For Rose Care In Your Rose Garden

Many people could not resist a rose’s beauty and scent. Imagine this coming from your rose garden. These flowers are known to be a bit complicated to grow, but anyone could start rose gardening in the comfort of her own backyard. Good rose care will keep it beautiful. To make sure that your most prized rose garden is in the pink or even red of their health, simply follow these tips on rose care dealing with most of their health dilemma: 1. Black Spots on Leaves in Your Rose Garden This disease is commonly known as black spot. Black spots appear as circular with fringed edges on leaves. They cause the leaves to yellow. The solution is to remove the …