more about: roses

Is Knockout Rose Down for the Count?

Introduced in 2000, ‘Knockout’ rose quickly became the best-selling landscape plant in the country. It had everything — showy, continuous blooms; compact growth habit; tough-as-nails constitution; and, best of all, no need to spray for black spot disease. But now, nature has tossed green kryptonite into Superman’s garden. And ‘Knockout’ rose may just get its bell rung.

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Black Spot on Roses

Question from Desperate Reader: I have black spot on my ‘Nearly Wild’ shrub rose. What can I do about it?

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All Your Garden Questions Answered in Just One Blog!

Grumpians are well aware of the many over-the-top promises made every day on TV, radio, newspapers, and our beloved spam. That’s why I’m so happy to be continuing that fine tradition right here. I can’t answer ALL of your questions in one blog, obviously. But if a misleading title can trick you into reading further, you just may find out what’s gone wrong with […]

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What’s Eating My Plants?

Q: Something is eating up many leaves on my bougainvilleas, hibiscus, roses and some other plants. I have found some very small green worms on some leaves plus small white hard shell bugs.They are oblong in shape and the size of a pencil eraser and have a very hard shell. I have tried different store bug sprays and also made […]

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My Roses Won’t Bloom

Q: I have a rose bush, I don’t know what kind, but I think it’s an old rose. This rose gets morning sun. Last year and currently, the bush is covered with buds but the buds die (or rot) before they open. The bush itself looks healthy. Can you tell me what’s wrong with my bush and how I can […]

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