A Potting Soil Dilemna…Lessons Learned!

A Potting Soil Dilemna…Lessons Learned!

Roses Need Healthy Soil This blog was to be about choosing roses.  However my soil testing results from OSU Extension Office arrived.  Oh my!!  This ya got to hear.  I tested 3 areas, my 8 year old rose garden and the new milkweed area which is just plain backyard,...
Growing Roses Without Chemicals

Growing Roses Without Chemicals

Choosing Your Maintenance Plan As you plan your adventure with roses, you must consider maintenance.  The big question is whether to use insecticides and fungicides to control pests.  This blog will address our decision to go chemical free.    Our Pollinators are...
Rosy Dreaming on a Winter Day

Rosy Dreaming on a Winter Day

Dreary Days and Lovely Roses        Yes, the dreary days of winter are here.  Time to dream of springtime and roses!  Imagine beautiful roses that greet you with their lovely blossoms and aroma.  During the pandemic, I found such joy and peace as I visited...
How to Plant a Rose

How to Plant a Rose

Fall is a Great Time to Plant a Rose! In the 1920s when we were The City of Roses, the local paper reported that almost every home, humble or aristocratic” had a rose garden.  Let’s get back to this beautiful history.  So all you beginners, let’s get brave and plant...