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Category: Organic Rose Care

How to Care for Roses Organically

July 02, 2014 by Alec McClennan

f you want to enjoy beautiful roses without using any chemicals to maintain them, you can! Roses are among the most beautiful shrubs in our landscape and can require a great degree of care. Heres a quick guide for caring for your rose bushes without any chemicals. Step 1: Select a Resistant Rose Variety Rose bushes vary greatly in their susceptibility to a number of pests including diseases (black spot, powdery mildew, cedar apple rust) and insects (japanese beetles love roses). If youre just getting ready to plant roses, you might consider newer varieties that are easy to care for. One brand that has minimal issues is a family called KNOCK OUT Roses. They look great and are relatively easy to care for. Heres a picture of a typical KNOCK OUT Rose. If youre a rose purist, you may be more interested in heirloom varieties which can perhaps be more interesting but also more prone to insect and disease issues. We can help you grow either, but the knockouts are a lower maintenance solution. Step

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