The Rose Blog

A Walk with Roses… and Inspiration Along the Way

The New Gardens!

The New Gardens!

The Gardens are Planted! The dream of pollinator friendly rose and monarch gardens has become a reality.  The view from my porch has changed dramatically.  Bill & I have built the new retaining wall, hauled potting soil, removed potting soil,...

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Plant a Rose

Plant a Rose

Just 15 More Days! Yes, there’s 15 more days to Plant a Rose and Honor A Loved One!  If you haven’t heard… It's all about returning Broken Arrow to it's history as the City of Roses when almost every home had a rose garden. Embrace our...

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Getting Ready to Plant a Rose

Getting Ready to Plant a Rose

Plant a Rose Broken Arrow's Plant a Rose is just around the corner.  See info on home page or Keepbabeautiful.org/plant-a-rose.   It’s been a week since Karen Barrett came & pruned back the hard freeze damage from my roses.  There's lots of new...

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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...

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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.   ...

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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...

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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...

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