Roses: How to

Roses can be a tricky plant to master and require year-long attention. With the right advice and some quick tips, you will be rewarded with great looking flowers that will be the envy of your neighborhood. Whether you are just getting started or have had roses in your garden for years, these simple tricks will have your roses thriving this year! Starting New Roses ·         Winter and the dormant season is the perfect time to select and plant new roses. Select your bushes based on desired characteristics. ·         Abundant sun will produce abundant blooms, so choose a spot with plenty of sun exposure. Open and …

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FREE Rose Garden Clinic – Jan. 23

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  Join us on Saturday, January 23rd at all locations from 11AM-12PM for our FREE Rose Clinic!  You’ll learn how to become the neighborhood expert on: New Roses: Selection:  From Hybrid Tea to Climbing Roses…find the rose that’s right for your garden Location:  Pick the best spot in your garden for roses Planting:  Make it easy for your roses to thrive Watering:  Use the Goldilocks Rule – not too much, not too little Pruning:  For shape, health and new growth Feeding:  Peak times to nourish your plants for maximum blooms Protecting:  Keep your roses healthy all season long Existing Roses: Pruning:  When, where and how …

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Rainwater Harvesting

Did you realize you could be letting a valuable resource just run down the drain? Water is in short supply lately and you could be letting a little extra money just slip through your fingers! Rainwater harvesting is an easy way to help the environment, save money, and even lower pollution. Even in times we aren’t in drought conditions, harvesting rainwater is a great way to conserve water around your household. Harvested rainwater can be used both indoors and outdoors. It can be used to water gardens, wash cars, and clean decks, siding, sidewalks and more. Indoors, rainwater can be used to flush toilets, clean …

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