All of the dormant roses at Friedman’s will come in plantable pots. Plantable pots are made from natural, materials such as fiber or peat that gradually decompose. The theory is that by planting your roses pot and all, you won’t disturb the roots while planting.
Benefits to using plantable pots include:
The difference between patented and non-patented roses is relatively simple.
Patent roses refer to newer varieties developed by a rose breeder. These types of roses are protected from reproduction by others via a patent. Just the same as if you were to patent a time machine!
Non-Patent roses are mostly older varieties that are no longer covered by plant patents. These tried-and-true roses have been grown successfully for a long time.
There are three grades of roses to choose from which include Grade 1, Grade 1.5 and Grade 2. Here at Friedman’s we only stock Grade 1 roses, which are classified as having 3 or more healthy canes and a strong root system, so you know you’re getting the best of the best with all of the varieties we carry.Grade 1 rose varieties include:
How to get started:
Basic pruning steps:
What happens if you don’t prune your roses? If you don’t prune enough, you may not get as many blooms on your roses. Additionally, you may risk spreading disease to an otherwise healthy plant. Healthy growth is especially susceptible to disease when it’s surrounded with dead and dying wood. Fungal diseases such as powdery mildew, rust and blackspot find the moist darkness of old, tangled bushes suited to their proliferation. Diseased plants then become easily subjected to pest and weather damage.
If you have dormant roses existing in your garden, here are some tips on how to care for them throughout the year.
Spring and summer care:
What you need to know:
What happens if you don’t prune your existing roses?
If you don’t prune existing roses, you may not get as many blooms on your roses. Additionally, you may risk spreading disease to an otherwise healthy plant.
Healthy growth is especially susceptible to disease when it’s surrounded with dead and dying wood. Fungal diseases such as powdery mildew, rust and blackspot find the moist darkness of old, tangled bushes suited to their proliferation. Diseased plants then become easily subjected to pest and weather damage.
Symptoms show up on new growth as yellowed leaves with bright green veins. Leaves turn nearly white then brown, then fall as the condition worsens.
Other causes of iron deficiency:
Roses are some of the hungriest plants! Feed them regularly using organic fertilizers to ward off nutrient deficiency issues.
Overwatering and poor drainage can result in drooping and yellowing of their leaves. Waterlogged soil can lead to root rot and cause the plant to die.
The most obvious symptom of a dry plant is wilting. Plants will recover from wilt if they are watered before the permanent wilting point but for quality roses this is not a recommended strategy. Wilt is an indication of stress and a stressed plant will not produce the best possible flower.
Rose powdery mildew is a fungus that produces airborne spores from infected stems or buds on roses.
It is one of the most common foliar (leaf) diseases of roses and infestation usually begins late in the growing season.
Powdery mildew control:
Black spot is caused by a fungus and is one of the most common diseases found everywhere roses are planted.
Black spot will progressively weaken the plant so that fewer and fewer blooms form if the disease is left unchecked.
Black spot & rust control:
Aphids are a minute bug that feeds by sucking sap from plants. It reproduces rapidly, often producing live young without mating, and may live in large colonies that cause extensive damage to crops.
Non-Chemical Control OptionAphids are among the favorite foods of lady bugs and lacewings. These biological controls are not compatible with insecticides, so choose your control method carefully.
Chemical Control Option
Borers refers to insects that bore holes down into the center pith of the rose canes in order to create nests for their young.The two most common cane borers are actually small wasps and bees.
Borer Control Options
Spider mites are among the most common garden pests and are smaller than the head of a pin, making it hard to identify them.
They feed on the leaves and remove contents from individual plant cells, which makes the emptied cells appear silvery. The most noticeable damage of of infestation is white stippling on the leaves.
Spider Mite Control Options
Ladybugs help control insects like aphids that can damage your garden.
Minute pirate bugs are beneficial as predators feeding on insect eggs and small insects through the Summer.
They provide a valuable pest control service by helping to limit the number of pests in fields, gardens and woodlands.
The green lacewing is a common beneficial insect.
They are a generalist predator best known for feeding on aphids, but will also control mites and other soft-bodied insects such as caterpillars, leafhoppers, mealybugs and whiteflies.
Adult hoverflies feed on flower nectar and help pollinate some crops, but it is the larvae that are important predators in the garden.
The tiny, nearly invisible slug-like larvae scour the undersides of plant leaves for aphids, and eat them as their primary food source.
Pro Tip: Let the deer prune your roses for you!