Growing Roses in Cold Climates

Growing Roses in Cold Climates: Revised and Updated Edition

Richard Hass
Jerry Olson
John Whitman
Copyright Date: 2012
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 280
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5749/j.cttttmvz
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    Growing Roses in Cold Climates
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    This thoroughly updated edition of the landmark volume Growing Roses in Cold Climates includes:_x000B_• Accessible information on 875 varieties of roses best suited to cold climates_x000B_• New methods for protecting roses in winter_x000B_• Hundreds of new rose introductions, including disease-resistant and hardy varieties_x000B_• Five-star ratings to help you select top-performing roses In addition to describing both organic and inorganic solutions to common rose problems, this volume also profiles twelve major classes of roses, complete with photographs and step-by-step guidelines on achieving ideal growing conditions._x000B_

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-8019-1
    Subjects: Botany & Plant Sciences

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  3. PREFACE
    (pp. vii-viii)
    John Whitman
  4. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
    (pp. ix-ix)
  5. [Map]
    (pp. x-x)
  6. INTRODUCTION
    (pp. xi-xii)

    If you live in a region in which winter temperatures can dip below – 20°F (– 29°C), then—no matter how hot your summers are—you live in what rose growers consider to be a cold climate. Living in a colder climate means that the roses you choose require special attention to make them grow well. Some roses are known to be hardy; they stand up to wintry chills and drying winds without protection. Others, known as tender roses, need winter protection in order to survive and thrive.Growing Roses in Cold Climatestells you exactly how to grow both types...

  7. Part I The Roses
    • CHAPTER 1 INDIVIDUAL LISTINGS
      (pp. 3-142)

      Whether you are just beginning to grow roses or have been doing so for years, each section in this chapter will guide you in simple, clear, concise language to your dream: stunning plants having bountiful bloom, with a minimal amount of wasted effort, money, and time. For most of us, the ultimate purpose of rose growing is a sense of peace, serenity, and joy. Rose growing is a process, and to many, a passion. Having good information is just one step in the right direction in this wonderful journey.

      You will find more than 875 varieties of roses listed in...

  8. Part II The Basics of Growing Roses
    • CHAPTER 2 UNDERSTANDING ROSES
      (pp. 145-150)

      Fossils of roses date back 35 million years. Roses grow wild only in the northern hemisphere—not south of the equator. In the United States alone, nearly 23 million people grow roses each year.

      There are just under 60 classes of roses, based on somewhat artificial guidelines. The different classes vary in the amount of effort needed to grow them well in cold climates. Some are easy to grow, others much more difficult. Some are not even included in this guide because they do so poorly in all but warmer areas.

      You can have roses blooming from spring until fall,...

    • CHAPTER 3 SELECTING AND PREPARING A SITE
      (pp. 151-159)

      Nothing is more important in growing roses than placing them in the correct spot and preparing the soil properly. The following information will help you do both in a way that ensures you’ll get the best growth and bloom from every rose you grow.

      Roses thrive in areas with good light, lots of air circulation, and protection from strong, drying winds.

      Almost all roses need lots of sun, at least 5 to 6 hours of direct light per day (preferably morning light), to do well in colder climates. In general, sun is critical to vigorous growth, lush foliage, abundant bloom,...

    • CHAPTER 4 PLANTING ROSES
      (pp. 160-176)

      This chapter will help you select healthy plants and get them off to a good start by following the correct planting steps. Many of these steps are simple, but not well known. If you follow them you will be surprised how much difference they make. Your plants will be much healthier and produce far more bloom.

      If you do a lot of rose growing, you’ll eventually be planting bare root roses.

      A bare root rose is a dormant plant sold without any soil around its roots. Some bare root roses are packaged in plastic and sealed in cardboard boxes for...

    • CHAPTER 5 CARING FOR ROSES
      (pp. 177-201)

      Roses are a versatile group of plants. Some seem to thrive on what amounts to benign neglect, but most need quite a bit of attention to bloom profusely. This chapter gives detailed information and tips on the proper care of roses. We think you will discover some new information here even if you have been growing roses for years.

      Woody plants need lots of water. Water is a nutrient containing both hydrogen and oxygen, two elements needed by roses for good growth. It causes more bloom, larger flowers, longer bloom time, better flower color, lusher leaf growth, better stem color,...

    • CHAPTER 6 SOLVING ROSE-GROWING PROBLEMS
      (pp. 202-210)

      As we noted, roses have survived for millions of years unaided by gardeners. The purpose of good gardening techniques therefore is to aid nature, not fight against it. The results can be spectacular. Roses have natural enemies, such as diseases and insects, which you can prevent or control. Other enemies include deer and rodents which eat the cane to survive. However, one of the worst enemies of roses is a gardener using improper growing techniques or using chemicals inappropriately. This chapter will help you solve rose-growing problems in simple, effective ways.

      Diseases and insects are common in the rose garden....

    • CHAPTER 7 PROPAGATING ROSES
      (pp. 211-220)

      Creating new rose plants from old ones is one of the most exciting aspects of rose growing for some people. In certain instances it can be extremely difficult, almost impossible, even for commercial growers to use a specific method for a specific rose, but in other instances you can just stick a piece of stem in water, and it will form roots. So, propagation of roses varies from mystifying to magical. The huge benefit of propagation is that you can get many roses from a single plant,although legally you cannot propagate plants that are under patent without permission and...

    • CHAPTER 8 SPECIAL USES FOR ROSES
      (pp. 221-226)

      Roses are among the most versatile flowers, with many potential uses. Each brings with it a special set of questions or problems. By reading the following information, you will have great success using roses in as many ways as you choose.

      Many varieties of roses produce excellent cut flowers. You can arrange roses in almost any way you like. One rose floating in a shallow bowl can be lovely. A few or dozens of roses in deep containers are breathtaking and often exude an exquisite fragrance. Containers can be china, glass, metal, pottery, or wood. You can mix them with...

    • CHAPTER 9 TOOLS AND SUPPLIES
      (pp. 227-231)

      Have the right tools and supplies at hand before starting any gardening project. This will save you lots of time. Also, if you’re well prepared you won’t be tempted to skip important steps in getting roses off to a good start. Good tools are often expensive, so you want to get full value. If you take care of them, they’ll last for years. Keep blades sharp and clean. Oil metal regularly to keep it from rusting. Also clean out any sprayers or apparatus that could get clogged after each use.

      The following alphabetical listings briefly explain many of the basic...

  9. APPENDIX A INSECT AND DISEASE CONTROL
    (pp. 232-244)
  10. APPENDIX B ROSE CULTURE CHECKLIST
    (pp. 245-246)
  11. GLOSSARY
    (pp. 247-258)
  12. INDEX
    (pp. 259-268)