Star of my Garden : Spring Rose Care Tips

The seasons seem to be a bit out of sync with one another after we were thrust into Summer as the official date of spring arrived.  A week after spring arrived the cooler more seasonable temperatures arrived bringing a few below freezing nights that were sure to damage the new summer growth on the shrubs and perennials.  During this time many garden connections have been boosting of planting annuals out in their below zone 5 gardens.  I recently acquired a few new roses from my friends at The Conard Pyle Company and I can’t begin to tell you how excited I’m to make up a new rose bed just for them.  Luckily I tweeted out to my friend @RedneckRosarian on Twitter.  He is the one to ask if you have any questions about roses and you are sure to get an answer with in hours of tweeting him a question.  Gotta love social media in the garden world!

This Morning I shared a live stream #gardenwalk in my garden.   I made two videos just in case you missed the first tweet about the ‘event’.    In the video I share my late April landscape near my front porch and a few of my roses I’m growing thanks to inspiration and help from my friend Chris  of #rosechat.

IF you can’t view these please visit my site at : BGgardenLive.

I want to do a shout out to Chris VanCleave and share with you about his new BlogTalk Radio Channel #rosechat. Click on the image below to find out more about the Channel.

My friend Chris took the time to share some basic rose care tips for spring with me in this short podcast.  I hope you will listen in as we talk roses.  My favorite part of the podcast is when Chris challenges everyone who listens in to add a rose shrub / bush to their garden.

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8 thoughts on “Star of my Garden : Spring Rose Care Tips

  1. Hey,

    Love the blog, you def have a new follower.

    I was wondering if you knew what kind of plants are good for heavily shaded gardens? we have a tiny tiny city garden, but it is surrounded by big oak trees which i suspect are sucking the life out of everything, couple that with it not getting an ounce of sun and me being a complete novice, i’ve no idea what to plant in there, everything from last year died.

    thanks for your help!!

    1. Thanks for the awesome comment. Can’t wait to check out your blog! First in that shaded area make sure you have good drainage. I had some major issues in my areas due to lack of drainage. Too much water in a shade area is not good for most plants you will find in garden centers. There are some amazing Astilbe out there that will provide some amazing color in the shade garden. I’m a HUGE fan of all the different hosta plants that are available on the market these days. Check out : Emerald Isle Collection by White Flower Farm. Let me know what you end up planting so I can follow you along in your journey!

      1. fantastic, thanks so much for your help! I don’t think there are any drainage issues, but then again, i probably don’t have a clue, but now that you mention the water issue, i was watering them every single day… so haha.. maybe death by drowning!