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.

  1. Prune fromrepparttar ground up. Most people start atrepparttar 113346 top and this can harmrepparttar 113347 rose and it uses your valuable time.

  2. If it’s old, gray and scraggly looking, cut it off.

  3. If there are canes that are growing directly overrepparttar 113348 center, use your pruning saw or loppers and cut flush withrepparttar 113349 cane. Also remove any canes that are really crowding each other. Now you are ready to continue pruning.

  4. When it comes to height remember this: mentally dividerepparttar 113350 cane into three equal parts and get ready to removerepparttar 113351 top one-third. First, however check onrepparttar 113352 outward facing bud. It should be located atrepparttar 113353 intersection ofrepparttar 113354 cane and a leaflet of five. There should be several and if possible find one that faces out.

  5. If you have doubts, cut it off. If it’s smaller than a pencil it will only produce even smaller stems. Forrepparttar 113355 larger canes be sure to seal with a drop of plain white glue like Elmer’s. This will preventrepparttar 113356 borers from eating your plants.

Hybrid Tea Roses

Written by Ken Austin

Hybrid tea roses andrepparttar original tea rose arerepparttar 113345 world’s favourite roses and are available in many gorgeous colors.

  1. Hybrid tea roses are amongrepparttar 113346 most beautiful flowers inrepparttar 113347 world. They arerepparttar 113348 florist's rose.

  2. 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.

  3. The fragrance also makesrepparttar 113349 hybrid tea rose an excellent choice to give as a bouquet or to grow in your garden.

  4. 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 duringrepparttar 113350 entire growing season andrepparttar 113351 plants grow 3 to 6 feet tall.

  5. 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.

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