Rose Garden Tips
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My friend, Rich Baer, is one of the world's best rose photographers. Not because he is especially good with the camera, but because he grows roses and captures them in their most perfect stage of beauty. His artistry comes from growing and showing 1000+ roses over...read more
I took on a new client in Southwest Portland this spring who has a number of large, older roses. I touched up the pruning in April, gave them a shot of fertilizer and sprayed them to protect them from fungus diseases. I came back today to deadhead the spent blooms...read more
The Portland Rose Festival is sneaking up on us rather quickly but the time for viewing roses is early this year. Roses in all gardens are coming into bloom now because of our early warm weather this spring. If you haven't been there, I highly recommend a visit to...read more
As your roses are putting on all that new spring growth, keep your eye out for deer damage. Deer love roses and will eat the soft tips and leaves of the new canes. We have had great success with Liquid Fence Deer and Rabbit Repellent when used as directed. One of...read more
One of my clients lives on a lake. They have a beautiful rose garden of about 300 roses which I have maintained for over a year now. I learned early on that I would need to spray deer repellent fairly often as I came upon deer in the driveway and sure enough, they had...read more