Category Archives: Roses

Alberta’s Wild Rose


I love our Wild Rose! The Alberta Wild Rose grows all over Alberta from north to south and even in the mountains. Producing delicate pink blooms from May to August, this bush adds a wild elegance to woods, fields & … Continue reading

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How to Prune Roses


To prune or not to prune? The answer is to prune. Even “bad pruning” is better than no pruning. Pruning keeps your rose plants healthy, productive and attractive by removing dead wood and improving air circulation. This extra bit of … Continue reading

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25 Unique Ways to Use Roses


June is the month of the rose, the world’s most popular and recognizable flower. As a cut flower, the beauty and fragrance is like no other! It is one of the many reasons roses are the perfect gift for any … Continue reading

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Weird & Wacky: Rose Proliferation


Believe it or not, roses are not always beautiful and perfect. Sometimes, they can turn ugly! Rose proliferation is when a new bud along with its unfurling leaves will grow through the center of a rose that is already in … Continue reading

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Best Flowers to Give to Allergy Sufferers


Flowers are the perfect gift any occasion from birthdays to sympathy, lifting up spirits and bring joy and smiles all around! Everybody loves flowers! Well, actually that isn’t exactly true.  Flowers can be a source of suffering for some. Specifically, … Continue reading

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Tips and Tricks for Planting Roses


I love roses! I would like to think that no garden is complete without a rose bush or two. Roses are undeniably beautiful and vibrant! The garden seems to come alive when there are roses around! And the best part … Continue reading

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How to Plant Bare Root Roses


Early spring is the ideal time to plant perennials, like roses. Bare root roses are a popular choice for gardeners. Bare root roses are dormant roses that sold without soil or any foliage and are typically available from November to … Continue reading

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All About Antique Roses


What is old is new again. If you read yesterday’s blog post, you will know that old-fashioned flowers, like antique roses are becoming quite popular again. And we can understand why. Antique roses are tougher, more disease resistant and more … Continue reading

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Beautiful Flower Time Lapse Videos!


Got the winter blues? Flowers can cheer you up! There may not be any fresh flowers in the garden right now, if you live in cold, snowy climate, like here in Canada. But that’s ok. Spring will be here soon … Continue reading

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Stop and Smell these Fragrant Flowers!


Shakespeare once said, “A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet.” Roses are infamous for their characteristic scent, but they aren’t the only fragrant flowers in the garden. Highly scented flowers attract pollinators, such as butterflies, bees … Continue reading

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