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Discussion id : 3-076
most recent 6 FEB 05 SHOW ALL
Initial post 21 JUL 03 by Anonymous-797
A friend and I each have a "Hot Cocoa" Rose. My bush is in bloom with miniture pink roses and hers has small orange roses. They were in bloom with the Cocoa blooms when we purchased them. What went wrong? What can we do to maintain the "Cocoa" blooms?
Reply #1 of 3 posted 11 NOV 03 by Eric
I'm not positive, but I have a feeling it has something to do with nutrition. You might look into good organic fertilizers, theres some offered specifically for roses .
Reply #2 of 3 posted 3 FEB 05 by Anonymous-97349
Have your soil tested for pH and amend as necessary to bring pH to between 6.7 and 6.9.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 6 FEB 05 by RoseBlush
There are so many variables that can impact the color of the bloom of a rose in your garden vs another rose garden. Things like temperature, how many hours of sunlight the plant receives, reflected heat and so on. An excellent example is 'Brown Velvet'. In some gardens, this rose truly has the brown tones, while in others it can appear very orange.

Here is a link to Paul Barden's site to an excellent article written by Kim Rupert on "coffee colored roses"


Discussion id : 2-833
most recent 12 SEP 03 SHOW ALL
Initial post 3 JUL 03 by david Olawoyin
could you please furnish me with full information on nursery establishment in/of roses,and also relevant websites where i can get further imformation for research purpose.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 30 AUG 03 by Unregistered Guest
how do you prune roses
Reply #2 of 2 posted 12 SEP 03 by Unregistered Guest
I too am curious about pruning roses at this time of year. I am particularly interested in how to prepare
rose standards (trees) for the winter in NOrth Caroline.
Discussion id : 2-431
most recent 30 JUN 03 SHOW ALL
Initial post 18 JUN 03 by Valma
who started cultivating roses and when?
Reply #1 of 1 posted 30 JUN 03 by The Old Rosarian
Roses have always been grown for their medicinal properties, in a herb garden. The greeks and Romasn were very fond of roses and used them extensively. By 1200AD there were 5 groups of roses cultivated. Napoleon's wife Josephine, made a large collection of old roses and help to encourage people to put them in their gardens as shrubs.
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