A native to China, the Lady Banks rose is a drought- and disease-resistant shrubby vine that will grow up to 20 feet tall. Lady Banks roses are cut back when the blooming season is over. You will need one to five hours, gloves, pruners and loppers.Continue Reading
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Start by clipping brown, yellow, withered or non-producing canes at the first green joint or bud. Cut at a 45-degree angle, with the apex facing outward to orient new growth away from the center. Identify the tallest cane in the middle of the plant and make a cut near the ground to allow more air and light in.
Lady Banks roses are voracious growers that, left unchecked, will overtake structures. Take a step back and identify canes that are growing or starting to grow in undesired places. Clip these with the pruners, or cut them at the base of the plant with the loppers. Tie or weave the remaining canes to train them to grow in the right direction.
Rosa rugosa is an extremely adaptive plant that is tolerant of heat, cold, drought and salt. Its leaves are withered and leathery, and its stems are covered with sharp, spikelike thorns. Heavy gloves, thick jeans, pruners, loppers and a sturdy jacket are a necessity when pruning Rosa rugosa. Pruning takes between 1 to 2 hours depending on the size of the plant and the work needed.Full Answer >
Cosmos are native to the hot, dry regions of Central and South America, and are able to withstand drought conditions and periods of prolonged heat. Gardeners love them because they are low maintenance and flower from spring until the first serious frost.Full Answer >
A rosemary bonsai is a long-lived perennial that can survive short periods of drought. It can be shaped like traditional bonsai trees to create intricate or minimalist designs.Full Answer >
Bermuda grass needs a fertilizer that has nitrogen for strong grass blades, phosphate for strong roots and potash to help build resistance to diseases and drought. For killing weeds, use a type of herbicide chemical, depending on which type of weeds need to be destroyed.Full Answer >