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Thwarting Those Thrips

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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 an open flower onto a piece of paper and they scatter on the page. It’s important to keep the roses watered regularly to help keep the thrips population at bay. Remember to also keep the rose garden free of weeds and the grass mowed around the garden, since thrips can also hang out in these areas.  Outside of spraying, these are the best ways to help keep them out of the roses.

Bountiful Blooms

Fill Your Home with Roses Who's ready for a bountiful first bloom of their roses? We sure are! May is the most exciting time to celebrate the rose garden. One of the more rewarding aspects of growing roses is the enjoyment of cutting them to arrange inside your home, and we know you delight in sharing them [...]

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First Bloom Celebration: May 18, 2019

We are thrilled to bring back our annual First Bloom Celebration on Saturday, May 18 from 9-4 at both our Durham and Charlotte locations. Here's a list of what you can look forward to! This event is free to the public so bring your family, friends and neighbors! One Day Sale$20 off every $100 you spend [...]

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Boost Your Garden

With the last expected frost date just around the corner, we're looking forward to planting our potted roses. Have you reserved yours yet? Hurry while we still have a plentiful supply of all the pretties. If you've often thought about installing irrigation to your roses, now's the time to schedule a free estimate. [...]

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Coming Up Roses - April 2019

The roses are putting on some vigorous growth thanks to that boost of fertilizer last month. Fertilizer can still be applied to your roses if it's not yet been done. We love our blended 2-in-1 formula, but if you already have something to use, be sure to follow the package instructions.Remember, that the [...]

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Go Vertical with Tree Roses

When you want a distinctive element in the rose garden, go vertical with Tree Roses! Using Tree Roses is a unique way to draw attention to your garden. For a stylish rose garden space, a well-placed Tree Rose complements an arrangement of compact Floribundas, or even Miniature roses, allowing the Tree Rose to take center [...]

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March Rose Care

A Jumpstart for Your RosesFertilizing and Weed ControlWhen it is time to wake up your roses in spring, nothing does the job like a good shot of nutrients. Roses are heavy feeders and they need a good fertilizer to help them break dormancy and sustain healthy growth throughout the growing season. Nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium (NPK) [...]

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February Rose Care

Are You Ready for Pruning Season? It's February and it's time for Spring Pruning! Pruning is a major event which requires a more skilled hand than that of the generalized cutback we do in December. Our focus is on cutting out dead and diseased canes, and removing spindly or unthrifty growth. By reducing the overall size of the plant, [...]

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January Rose Care

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 [...]

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12 Days of Christmas Deals!

Check back for each new sale!Day 1 - Dec 24 - 1 Gift Card $500 for only $350!! Buy it now!Day 2 - Dec 23 - 2 Veterans' Honor bareroot roses for only $10Day 3 - Dec 22 - 3 Garden Consultations for FreeDay 4 - Dec 21 - 4 Earth Angel Parfume bareroot roses for [...]

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