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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 Vinci

Coming Up Roses - June 2019

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 [...]

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Thwarting Those Thrips

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 [...]

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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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