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Waterwise Tips: Cut back on water and grow gorgeous roses

Want to save water? Who doesn’t in California’s long-running drought. However, not everyone wants desert-like landscape populated with mostly rocks, wood chips, and cacti . So it’s good to know, you can cut back on watering and still have gorgeous blooming roses in your garden. The rose expert at San Marino’s Huntington Library says it can be done and has thousands of spectacular roses to prove it. Tom Carruth,curator of the rose collection at The Huntington, began reducing the irrigation to “twice a week, for just 15 minutes each... Read More →

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Jean Youn: Roses, morning glory, and June

It’s June now. A variety of flowers will be in full blossom. When you realize that it is June, what flower comes first to your mind? For me, it is a rose. That’s not because of my personal experience or memory, but because of education. As I learned in class that roses bloom in June, I had to memorize it for a test. In fact, it was the morning glories that I had seen most at this time of a year. Morning glory were very common... Read More →

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Garden Guru: The truth about black roses

 “What is a black rose like the ones they have in the florists that I can grow”? Well those “black” and also the “blue” roses are only found in those 1960 Hercules movies and the “NCIS” TV series! Those rose colours(and other florist colours) are dyed by fresh cutting the stems and putting them immediately in the colored water to slowly absorb the color to the “tight” budding blooms. There are two popular roses that the gardener can grow in their garden that can give them a reasonable facsimile. Black... Read More →

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Valentine’s Day: Time to show garden rose bushes some love

“Think about me on Valentine’s Day. That’s when you need to fertilize,” recommended gardening expert, Emilio Telles, during the rose care class at Armstrong Garden Center in Glendale, on Saturday, January 15, 2011.   Telles used another holiday, Halloween, as a stopping point for fertilizing rose bushes. Telles’ January class focused mostly on the pruning of rose bushes. I took Armstrong’s “Rose care for beginners,” last May and wrote about it in this blog.  So for this winter class, I was taking detailed notes on pruning because I was ready, for the first time, to cut... Read More →

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