How and When to Plant Roses

Written by Kathy Burns-Millyard

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Special care should be taken withrepparttar planting depth. It varies according torepparttar 141183 climate you live in.

If you live in a colder area, plant a bit deeper and consult withrepparttar 141184 people growing roses in your area. If you are buying potted roses, you should plant them about 1 inch deeper than their potted level.

The best time to plant roses varies depending onrepparttar 141185 winter temperature. Where temperatures don't drop below -10 degrees F; either fall or spring planting is satisfactory. If you live in an area where winter temperatures go below -10 degrees F, spring planting is preferred. Plants should be planted in a dormant condition if purchased bare root, but container grown plants may be planted throughoutrepparttar 141186 growing season.

Spacing ofrepparttar 141187 rose plant is highly influenced byrepparttar 141188 temperature. In regions where winters are severe,repparttar 141189 rose plant does not grow as large as in mild climates. Taking this into consideration, hybrid tea roses should be spaced 1 1/2 to 3 feet apart. Large vigorous growers, such as hybrid perpetuals need 3 to 5 feet of space, andrepparttar 141190 climbers need from 8 to 10 feet of space.

Ifrepparttar 141191 winter temperature is below 10 degrees F, roses can grow healthy if proper care is taken. The gardener must prepare for that cold, wet reality as he revels inrepparttar 141192 summer air conditioning.

In zones 7 and colder,repparttar 141193 roses enjoy their last fertilization ofrepparttar 141194 season by August 15th to limitrepparttar 141195 emergence of new rose canes, which will almost certainly not surviverepparttar 141196 winter.

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Arbor Swings - Which arbor is right for you?

Written by Nicole Martins

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While other woods especially hardwoods like cypress make good choices for outdoor swing arbor sets, so too does pressure treated pine, which isrepparttar material used inrepparttar 141059 popular Uwharrie chair Keep America Beautiful series.

Another thing to compare are components, make surerepparttar 141060 hardware is high quality and resistant to corrosion.

Most swings can accommodate two adults comfortably, but if you have several young kids around you may find them swinging away, making it difficult for you to sit yourself down.

If ordering online, swing arbor sets are generally shipped by freight.

For more information about arbor designs, please visit

Nicole Martins is a contributing author and publisher to, an online resource that provides you with great information, articles of interest and reviews of the best selling outdoor furniture and patio accessories online.

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