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Asked by
ArA51202 on
March 8, 2011

Q. Mini Parade Rose

I have a small parade rose bush that was beautifully growing in its original pot. There were lots of new growth and buds coming up. However, it got too big for its small pot, so I transplanted it to a larger pot and gave it fresh potting soil.


Now, the buds are gone and the new leaves that are growing are yellowish with a red lining around the edges. Why is this happening? Do I have a disease? Lack of nutrients? Any advice would help. I can take pictures of the leaves if it helps to identify the problem.
Thanks!

Answered by
Heather on
March 10, 2011
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Asked by
desiree_lasseter on
March 15, 2011

Q. Roses

How do you tell a parade rose from a regular rose??? I just moved to my new house and I got roses popping up everywhere. They’re all little, but I know for sure that one of them is a mini cause of the bloom. I’m trying to figure this out cause I was going to put the minis in pots and set them on my porch and the others in my already started rose garden.

Answered by
Heather on
March 15, 2011
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Parade roses are a kind of miniature rose. It will be small and will have small blossoms compared to a full size rose.

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Answered by
russfordyce on
March 15, 2011
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One is pulled by a truck behind a marching band, the other is not.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 15, 2011

Q. Rose Bush Care

I live in Frisco, Texas in the Dallas area. I have purchased so many rose bushes, and I am always dealing with black spot. I have purchased rose fertilizers, systemic and the black spot control, to no avail.  I still have black spot. What can I do, if anything, to keep my roses? I love growing them. Is there something else I can do to keep them healthy? I grew them in California for many years, but now that I’m in Texas,  I am truly frustrated. If roses aren’t going to do well here, do you have suggestions of plants that flower for me to grow?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 16, 2011
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Give neem oil a try. It is a good, organic pesticide and fungicide that might help. Here is more information:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 31, 2011

Q. Planting Rose Bushes

When is the best time to plant rose bushes?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 1, 2011
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For the rose bushes that come in pots and are growing and blooming, usually the end of May is okay, but check your location for the last hard frost date in your area. If a hard frost coming once it's been planted, wrap a bath towel around the bush, then put a trashbag over the entire thing. The bath towel provides some warm insulation and the plastic bag keeps the towel from getting wet. Place some large stones over the edges of the plastic bag on the ground to hold the bag in place. Be sure to remove it the next morning.

For additional help, read these articles: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/roses/location-to-grow-roses.htm and https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/roses/planting-rose-bushes.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 2, 2011

Q. Watering Needs in High Desert

I live in Siskiyou County in California (aka: high desert and banana belt). We get . 12′ of average rainfall yearly. My husband does not believe I should water at all because it is winter, with clouds and high winds but no rain or much snow. I have roses and other plants that can’t go all winter without water. Help. My Zone is 6 or 7 because of my micro-climate.

Answered by
Nikki on
April 3, 2011
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Those roses do need watering, especially when there has been a lot of high winds and no moisture! The winds will draw the moisture out of the ground very quickly and thus kill the rosebushes and other plants. Use a moisture meter with as long a probe on it as possible and push it into the ground in three places around the base of the rosebushes, taking note of each reading. If they all show dry or just about dry, give them some water. Try to water in the morning so the roses have time to take up the water before the colder night temps come.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 3, 2011

Q. Climbing Rose Is a Non-Bloomer

How do I get my ‘David Austin’ climbing pink rose to start blooming again? Last year I only got two to three flowers. I am in a new season and would like some suggestions.

Answered by
Nikki on
April 4, 2011
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Sometimes the climbing rosebushes just need a bit of thinning out as they get so overgrown that the bush works too hard keeping all of its foliage going. Other times it may be that the soil, as well as the bush, need some nutrients that they are not getting. I do not know what you are currently feeding your rosebush, but would recommend using a good organic rose food that feeds both the soil and the bush itself. Make sure the bush is getting plenty of sun (6 to 8 hours per day) too. If something is blocking the sun or if you have had a cloudy season, the bloom production may be far less. Look for any signs of insect or disease damage that might be stressing the bush out too. Some insects will attack the buds early on and they just fall off and do not bloom.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 6, 2011

Q. Rose Bushes

When is the best time to prune rose bushes?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 7, 2011
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Most of this depends on where you live, as warmer areas tend to prune in fall while cooler regions wait until spring. It may also be based on preference, though spring seems to be a popular time for pruning roses. This article will help you with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/roses/pruning-roses.htm

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