QUESTION: What is the difference between a shrub rose and a bush rose? I've been looking at catalogs and they don't explain. - Jenn W ANSWER: To fully answer this question, we must first start by understanding the rose classification system. The American Rose Society (also … [Read more...]
Are There Any Thornless Roses?
QUESTION: Are there any thornless roses? I was complaining to a friend about being jabbed and stuck by my rose bushes after working in the garden. She recommended thornless roses, but I had heard that there are no really thornless roses. Do you know which of us is right? And if … [Read more...]
These Are the Easiest Rose Bush Varieties to Grow
By Matt Gibson Rose bushes are quite hardy and relatively easy to grow, though there are some varieties that are more demanding than others. Newer rose cultivars are ideal for beginners, as they are bred to resist common diseases and to require less care. Old rose … [Read more...]
Clothespins: A Helpful Rose Gardening Gadget
Clothespins, once a staple in every homemaker's laundry arsenal, have largely been relegated to the craft closet in recent years. But you can re-purpose them in the garden – as a rose-pruning tool extraordinaire! Tuck a clothespin into your garden apron and you'll be surprised at … [Read more...]