Some tips for caring for rose bushes include using a soaker hose to make sure they receive at least an inch of water a week, planting them in areas that receive 6 hours of sunlight a day, feeding the roses with rose food... More »

Knockout roses are almost a "stand alone rose," meaning they take no special care and can be planted and left. However, some special care can be taken to ensure great looking flowers. More »

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Most roses should be pruned toward the end of their dormant season when the leaf buds begin to swell. However, roses that bloom on old wood should not be pruned until after they flower. Some gardeners use the blooming of... More »

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To care for roses, provide plenty of sunlight and fertile soil, water the plant an inch every week, provide fertilizer and mulch, and prune the plant when necessary. Growing roses is not difficult, but they require regul... More »

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Prepare rose bushes for winter by not feeding them, not pruning them, piling extra soil around the base of the bush, adding mulch and burying the plant. The severity of the winter season determines which preparation meth... More »

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To care for a rose of Sharon tree, plant the tree in well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade in spring or fall and cover the base with a layer of mulch. Add compost or fertilizer to the base each spring and prune ... More »

To winterize miniature rose bushes, prune away dead blooms, scale back watering, stop applying fertilizer and add mulch around the base. If you live in USDA hardiness zones 1 through 4, place container roses in a garage ... More »

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