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  • Peach rose
    March garden events and activities in Las Vegas
    The official first day of spring is this month and the weather has been great. The rain that has come to the Valley and the warm winter has kept plants growing and new ones coming up. Here are some places to go to see some gardens and plants and...
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    TIEG talk on striped roses
    The March 2015 meeting of The Inland Empire Gardeners will feature the current president of the American Rose Society, Jolene Adams, speaking on striped roses in “Tigers in the Garden- Developing Striped Roses”. Striped roses have been...
  • Valentine's Roses
    Valentine's beauty gifts she will love
    Finding the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your lady can be tricky. It is easy to veer into cliché territory, (flowers are always welcome but maybe not a teddy bear unless you and your girlfriend are in 3rd grade) or worry over the...
  • Spare A Rose: Save A Child
    Don't give a dozen roses on Valentine's Day: 'Spare a Rose, Save a Child'
    Most people give a dozen roses on Valentine's Day. However, in the diabetes community 11 roses mean so much more. So, what happens to the other rose?The Diabetes Online Community (DOC) is encouraging people to buy one less rose this Valentine&...
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    Plant bare root roses to add color and shape to your yard
    Winter is a great time to plan your garden. It's too cold to do more than basic maintenance and most plants are dormant. This provides a good opportunity to walk around and plan changes to your garden for this year. If you are looking to add...
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    2015 January gardening events and workshops
    Winter in Las Vegas is a lot like spring in other parts of the USA. The days can be beautiful with warm sunny afternoons that make gardeners eager to get outside and work in the yard.The Christmas sections of stores and nurseries are now filling...
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    Get Bare In Winter.
    Even before the last of the Christmas trees vacate nurseries, bare root nursery stock begins to move in, and will be available through winter. As the name implies, 'bare root' stock has bare roots, without media ('potting soil') or...
  • Tournament of Roses awards PUSD student artists in Parade of Roses contest
    Tournament of Roses awards PUSD student artists in Parade of Roses contest
    The rose has inspired paintings, poetry, music, and Pasadena’s Rose Parade. On Saturday, plaster casts of roses in vases served as canvases for 23 children from Pasadena Unified School District elementary and middle schools to depict who and...
  • Double Red Knockout Rose with Frost!
    PLANT OF THE MONTH SERIES OCTOBER 2014
    OCTOBER: KNOCKOUT ROSESThe frost rests on the lawn this morning as the misty fog vapors drift off the warm lakes. And what do my eyes behold? That’s right….bright red Knockout Roses still blooming away, as if it were 60 degrees! These...
  • Rosewater
    By any other name a rose would smell as sweet
    There are few things better than rose water. It is enjoyed for both it’s aromatic properties and it’s delicate flavor. Rose water is distilled from rose petals. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_waterRose water has been used throughout...
  • L'Occitane Roses et Reines Bath Salts
    Celebrate Bastille Day with L’Occitane's new Roses et Reines collection
    While we, Americans, celebrate our great nation every year on July 4th, our more stylish croissant-loving counterparts in France celebrate July 14th. Bastille Day commemorates the storming of the Bastille, a fortress that was used as a prison and...
  • Grant Park Rose Garden
    Mr. Johan's rose garden
    Mr. Johan’s rose garden thrived in the Garfield Park community of Chicago, where he lived. He owned a small, Chicago-style bungalow, built from a Sears Catalog home kit. His roses grew in the backyard, taking the place of a garage. http:/...
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    The Multiflora rose, pest or pretty?
    Like many other plants that are now nuisances the multiflora rose was once promoted by soil conservation districts as a good plant for living hedges, erosion control and for encouraging wildlife. Unfortunately in many areas of the country it is...
  • Majesty Shrub Rose
    A majestic rose that reblooms spring until fall in the South, low maintenance
    Lots of roses claim to be disease and pest resistant, and to bloom three seasons of the year, but not all of them deliver what they promise. And it depends in part on what type of rose you are trying to grow--and where you are trying to grow it....
  • Black Spot on Roses
    Black spot on roses
    In the Bluegrass, one of the most common diseases of roses is black spot. Black spot is a disease caused by the fungus, Diplocarpon rosa. It is extremely common in older varieties of tea roses but when conditions are right even roses marked as...
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