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Discussion id : 10-432
most recent 2 NOV 05 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 30 OCT 05 by Linda
I have a hope for humanity shrub rose, could you please tell me how to winterize it. i live in zone 5.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 2 NOV 05 by Roger
I also live in zone 5a Peoria, IL The first part of December before the ground freezes I mound a little over a foot of fresh dirt and cover that with fresh straw. I cut the branches back to three feet. To protect them from the winter winds.
Discussion id : 8-316
most recent 6 MAY 05 SHOW ALL
Initial post 30 APR 05 by Dana Freitas
I have 4 parade Rose Miniature bushes in large planters sitting on my porch, the newest bush I have is having major problems, it doesn't bloom and isn't very green, its lost all of its leaves and is just a twig sitting there, I don't understand the problem I care for it the same way i care for the others, I am affraid of it totally dieing. I love my roses and will do anything to save it, some days it is brown with a very small limb with green, how do I know if it is to late for my mini bush? what can I do to save it?
Reply #1 of 1 posted 6 MAY 05 by The Flower Fancier's Garden
I'm wondering if your miniatures are getting enough sun? They need at least 6 hours a day just like larger roses. I would make sure it has good drainage because miniatures like moist soil, but don't handle real wet soil and poor drainage well. I would give it some time because miniatures are on there own roots so it will probably come back. I have mine in large pots and mix peat and perlite in the soil when I pot them, top the soil with moss, then I fertilize them with a water soluble fertilizer every two weeks and they do great. Hope this helps!
Discussion id : 8-137
most recent 18 APR 05 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 16 APR 05 by Megan
I have recieved a dozen roses, now a while ago a friend had told me about a way to keep it looking was spraying something on them......if anyone knows please let me know......thank you
Reply #1 of 1 posted 18 APR 05 by Lyn G
I have seen roses dried in the microwave or treated with silica sand or gel to preserve the flowers, but in my opinion, the roses just look like dried flowers and do not look as beautiful as a fresh bouquet.


Discussion id : 1-962
most recent 18 AUG 05 SHOW ALL
Initial post 29 MAY 03 by Anonymous-797
what should i use to keep my roses healthy?
also list all or some of the products i can use for my roses.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 25 JUN 03 by Anonymous-1936
Mini roses are very easy going. Feed with a good food once a month or so, less if potted.
If she's getting too much water the leaves will yellow and drop. Not enough water, it will look wilty.
Prune the dead blossoms at the five leaf configiration pointing to the outside of the bush.
For products, visit your local garden center.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 6 AUG 05 by joan perham
what spray should i use to keep them healthy?
my white miniture roses are a little brown on the flower
Reply #3 of 3 posted 18 AUG 05 by Wendy C.
What spray you use depends on what problems are presenting.
Personally I don't like to spray unless I have to. If you'd like to use something as a preventive, please ask at your local garden center. It's hard to make recommendations from outside of your area.
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