Damage from Rose Girdlers

Resurrecting this 2014 article… Last fall (2013) we got hit by some suspicious bulges on a couple of our roses. Our Eddie’s Jewel, completely unaffected by our winters, was hit rather hard by these things. The entire cane above the bulge typically dies. I didn’t see any of these on any of our mini rose,…

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What is This Rose?

Resurrected from 2013… This is a small rose in our garden, and I do mean small. So what is this rose? It survived the winter in a large pot. It might get a bit bigger than this, but not much. Cute little thing, isn’t it? It might hit 9″ under the right conditions. This one’s a bit…

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Garden in a Bottle

Resurrecting an old post… It’s not a rose and I don’t even know if you can do this with a rose, but it’s still pretty cool. This garden is 40 years old and hasn’t been watered since 1972. It’s an entirely self-contained ecosystem. Looks pretty healthy, doesn’t it? Here’s the story  

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