Roses

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  1. Thornless Rose
  2. Brown Edges on White Roses
  3. Long Stems Without Roses
  4. Brown Edges On Flowers
  5. Pesticide
  6. When Is It the Right Time to Repot a Parade Rose
  7. Frost and Roses
Asked by Louise on May 4, 2011
Thornless Rose

I was given a piece of a thornless running rose bush and told to just stick it in water and it will root. Is that true?

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mezleona

Your best shot is to buy growth hormone, wet the shoot that will be the root
place it in soil that is for growing seeds, cover with a plastic (spray water lightly first) and out it in your kitchen window.
I have rooted many plants just by sticking it in a huge pot I have next to my front door, it gets sun buts is sheltered. Also I have rooted tomato clippings
begonia, onions lettuce, spinach, LOL just by putting the root in a bit of water.
After they develop root I set it in a small pot
By the way where did you get a thornless rose, I have lymphadema and cannot have rose.

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Asked by Yvonne on May 4, 2011
Brown Edges on White Roses

I planted a climber rose Ice berg and it is doing wonderfully and has over 50 buds and blooms, but lots of the blooms have brown edges. Why? I give it Bayer Advance Rose and Flower care as per instructions and water twice a week. Thank you, Yvonne

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roseman

Well I have had the Bayer products cause this if they are spray applied on white roses. Also if the temps are in the 90's or 100's where you are, the rosebush just simply cannot get enough moisture to the petal edges in the heat to protect them and keep them moisturized, thus they burn or turn brown, crispy edged. Keep an eye on the soils moisture and rinse the entire rosebush down with a watering wand in the early evening once the temps get cooler, this will help if it is heat related as well.

Stan the Roseman
Consulting Rosarian

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Asked by shirleymcgill on May 5, 2011
Long Stems Without Roses

I have several roses, which are growing long stems without roses. What do I need to do to correct this problem? Thanks, SM

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poppy123

I think these might be called suckers. They are rough stem that take all the goodness, hence there long size and do not give flowers. My mother always tells me to cut these offf at the base and don't let or encourage there growth. MY INFO IS ONLY VASED ON MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AND MUMS ADVICE. gOOD LUCK

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Asked by Anonymous on May 9, 2011
Brown Edges on Flowers

My rose bushes have plenty of flowers but the edges of the rose flowers turn brown. What is causing this?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

The brown edges on the petals can be caused by a few different things. Sometimes it is just the age of the bloom and the edges of the petals will start to turn brown as the bloom ages and dies. If the blooms are new blooms, it could be a bit of light frost or cold damage if you have had some cold nights. The rose bush just cannot get enough moisture to the edges of the petals to protect them from being bitten by the cold and frost. It can also be caused by windy conditions that cause a bit of wind burn to the edges of the petals for the same lack of moisture to the delicate petal edges as mentioned previously. Also, if the temps have been very hot where you are, mid 90's to 100's, the petal edges can get a bit cooked. Again, this is due to the inability to get enough moisture to the edges of the delicate petals. Sometimes it can be caused by a fungus or insect problem, but these will usually show distress to more than just the petal edges, the entire bud or bloom will be affected. If the brown edges are a bit crispy, then the wind, heat or cold is usually the problem leading to the brown edges.

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Asked by Anonymous on May 9, 2011
Pesticide

What is the best pesticide for roses (wild roses), and when and how often should it be applied?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Give neem oil a try. It is a good, organic pesticide as well as a fungicide. Here is more information:
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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Asked by goosey on May 10, 2011
When Is It the Right Time to Repot a Parade Rose

I was given a parade rose bush for Mother’s Day and I would like to know if I have to repot it now because it has some of its roots coming out of the bottom of the pot. Also, is it best to grow inside/outside? If outside, when do I plant outside (it is just one solid plant)?

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roseman

It sounds like you need to repot it now. Many times there can be more than one mini rosebush in that original pot that they are purchased in. They do that to make them look fuller for folks to buy them for their beauty. I have had four to five actual mini roses in the original pot when I went to repot them. I put each one in its own pot and had some to share with others that way. You can grow them inside or out but I like to go ahead and plant them outside and treat them just like my other rosebushes. If you go to http://www.gardeningknowhow.com and do a search for parade roses or even miniature roses you will find some great informative articles on them.

Stan the Roseman
Consulting Rosarian

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Asked by Anonymous on May 10, 2011
Frost and Roses

Should I cover roses with buds when deep frost is being called for?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Yes, most definitely cover and protect them. You can use either large buckets or old trash containers depending on the size of the rose bush. Sometimes if they are too big, you can simply wrap a big beach or bath towel around them, then cover that with a big plastic trash bag and weigh the trash bag down with some rocks at the ground. The towel provides some nice insulation and the plastic bag protects the towel from getting wet.

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