Posted on Mar 18th 2020
Dear Witherspoon Clients:
What a challenging time our Country is going through. For as long as WRC is able, we will continue to care for your Rose Gardens.
Spring arrives this week! The warmer temperatures which will push the roses to continue leafing out and ultimately bloom in May. With the arrival of spring we encourage you to get outside while self-isolating to enjoy the splendor of spring. Please share your blooms and gardens with us on Facebook and Instagram and let’s remember that the roses are going to continue to bloom while we get through these challenging times together. What a great reminder in the beauty God created to enhance our lives!
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Applying dormant spray is one of the best things you can do for your rose bushes during winter. We recommend using a Dormant Spray Oil mixed with a Contact Fungicide.Why Use Dormant Spray? It is a desiccant that will dry up the remaining leaves on your bushes. This is especially helpful in climates that have warm [...]
Winterizing Your Rose GardenWhat is Winter Protection?It consists of cutting back the roses to about 36" high and covering the center of the plant with mulch. This is done in early December after we have had several frosts and the roses have gone semi dormant.Why is it Important?Winter protection is important even in North [...]
You Asked... We Answered!Seven Reasons to Order Bareroot RosesThe roots of your rose have time to get established before springBareroot roses are less expensive than potted rosesBareroot roses can be shipped to you or to a someone else as a giftThey are easier to handle when plantingOur bareroot roses are already well prunedSince they are [...]
Soil Samples - What's Beneath Your Feet? In the long run there are only two things that are always touching your rose bushes, soil and air.If that air happens to be relatively dry and 75 degrees your bushes will thrive. On the other hand, if that air is 95 degrees with 95% humidity your bushes will [...]
What is a budworm? You will know the damage when you see it. If your buds and blooms are full of holes, you have been visited by budworms. These critters can damage a whole lot of blooms in a short time so it is important to learn a little more about them and how [...]
The Essence of FlowersWritten by Rhonda Pike Flowers are the only things in God’s creation that hold their value solely in their beauty and the joy they bring to us. Vegetables offer nutrition. Trees offer shelter. Animals have provided transportation. Insects are necessary for pollination. What about flowers? What usefulness do we find in flowers? We [...]
Follow along each month as we uncover a Rule of Our Green Thumb to enhance your garden!July: In the growing season, your roses need an inch of rain each week or at leas 5 gallons of water. "Water is the driving force of all nature." - Leonardo da VinciAugust: Whether cutting your roses to fill a vase [...]
Did you know June is National Rose Month? Let's celebrate what's in bloom in your rose garden! The rose evokes a loving sentiment both friendly and familial. We would love to hear how roses have touched your life or the lives of your friends and family.Join our 30 day rose challenge to share the joy from your [...]
Thrips are also a concern for us as a targeted pest in the roses. Thrips are often found inside the blooms where they drink the moisture from the petals. Their damage is most noticeable on lighter colored roses, like whites and pinks, where the edges turn brown. You’ll know you have them when you shake [...]