Monthly Archives: February 2016

Wild Strawberries.

Fragaria vesca Also, Known As: Alpine Strawberry Common Strawberry Mountain Strawberry Pineapple Strawberry Wild Strawberries Wood Strawberry Woodland Strawberry Wild strawberry plants are perennially growing and usually grow up to a height of one foot (0.3 meters). Plants of these species have the aptitude to endure frosts. While they blossom during the period between April and May, the seeds of the

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Starting Roses From Seeds.

The oldest method of propagating roses is from their seeds. This method of propagating roses is very easy and also does not require much equipment. You just require pots/ containers, sowing flats and, if possible, fluorescent or greenhouse lights. However, if you don’t have a greenhouse or access to one, you can also germinate the rose seeds on any windowsill, in

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Moss Roses.

The first Moss rose apparently emerged as a sport from a Centifolia prior to the mid-eighteenth century. In the early nineteenth century, a few single-flowered forms appeared in their ranks, enabling a few hybridists to cross them with hybrids from other groups in an attempt to prolong their flowering period, but this was soon discontinued. With flowers that are sweetly

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Hybrid Tea Roses.

To most rose lovers the hybrid tea represents the culmination of the quest for ideal form and coloring in a rose, with a classic high-centered form and colors that range from rich reds, yellows, and oranges to delicate whites, pinks, and lavenders, with exotic blends of all shades in between. To show off their large and exemplary flowers, most hybrid

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Species Roses.

Members of this class are wild roses – but wild roses of a special kind. Species roses originate with plants or cuttings that are collected from the wild, but typically they come from exceptionally vigorous and handsome specimens. The special strength of the species roses is their wildness. These are roses that have had to take care of themselves. If

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Grandiflora Roses.

Created in 1954 with the introduction of the rose ‘Queen Elizabeth’, the Grandiflora class represents the first true melding of hybrid tea and floribunda characteristics. From its hybrid tea parent the Grandiflora inherits flower form and long cutting stems; from the floribunda side comes increased hardiness and prolific, clustered blooms. Most Grandiflora roses, although not all, are taller than either

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