Pruning Roses Written by Ken Austin
Pruning your roses does not need to be a dreaded task. Follow these tips and make rose pruning an easy gardening job.
- Prune from ground up. Most people start at top and this can harm rose and it uses your valuable time.
- If it’s old, gray and scraggly looking, cut it off.
- If there are canes that are growing directly over center, use your pruning saw or loppers and cut flush with cane. Also remove any canes that are really crowding each other. Now you are ready to continue pruning.
- When it comes to height remember this: mentally divide cane into three equal parts and get ready to remove top one-third. First, however check on outward facing bud. It should be located at intersection of cane and a leaflet of five. There should be several and if possible find one that faces out.
- If you have doubts, cut it off. If it’s smaller than a pencil it will only produce even smaller stems. For larger canes be sure to seal with a drop of plain white glue like Elmer’s. This will prevent borers from eating your plants.
Hybrid Tea RosesWritten by Ken Austin
Hybrid tea roses and original tea rose are world’s favourite roses and are available in many gorgeous colors.
- Hybrid tea roses are among most beautiful flowers in world. They are florist's rose.
- The blossoms are fantastic and each flower can have as many as 60 or more petals. You can not find a more beautiful cut flower.
- The fragrance also makes hybrid tea rose an excellent choice to give as a bouquet or to grow in your garden.
- Hybrid tea roses are different from other roses because they produce their flowers usually one bloom to a long stem rather than in clusters. Most hybrid tea roses produce flowers during entire growing season and plants grow 3 to 6 feet tall.
- Caring for hybrid tea roses is no more difficult than other roses although you do need to give them special care in colder climates. They are no more or no less pest or disease resistant than other kinds of roses.