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Tips for Growing Beautiful Roses

Green Circle Growers - Thursday, May 10, 2012

One of America’s favorite flowers, roses grace gardens with their beauty and heady fragrance all summer long. From June to September, rose bushes bloom with a profusion of colorful flowers from pale pinks to luscious salmons and sunny yellows to deep reds. Roses do require attention but are not the prima donnas of old. Modern rose varieties are hardier and more disease and pest-resistant than the roses your grandmother may have fussed over. Today, gardeners of all experience levels can grow roses successfully.  ...read more

Columbus Park Inducted into Rose Garden Hall of Fame

Green Circle Growers - Monday, June 27, 2011

The Columbus Park of Roses in Columbus, Ohio was recognized as one of the world’s outstanding rose gardens last weekend when it was inducted into the Great Rosarians of the World Rose Garden Hall of Fame. The Park of Roses has the distinct honor of being the first garden in the U.S. Midwest to be selected for inclusion in the international Rose Garden Hall of Fame. The Central Ohio park joins an elite company of the world’s most famous gardens, including world-renowned rose gardens in the U.S., United Kingdom, Canada, France, Belgium and Germany. ...read more

Eco-Landscapers Choosing Gardens Over Grass

Green Circle Growers - Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The hallmark of American suburbia for decades, the well-manicured lawn is gradually giving ground to expansive gardens and mini-prairies filled with Asters, Rudbeckia (Brown-eyed Susan) and other native plants. The move to replace grassy lawns with flowering gardens was recently named the hottest new trend in yard landscaping by the American Society of Landscape Architects. Like tendrils of crabgrass slowly creeping into a thick, green blanket of Kentucky Blue grass, eco-gardening is gradually gaining favor with U.S. home owners.  ...read more

New Rose Hybrids Feature Heady Fragrances

Green Circle Growers - Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The scent of roses in the air tantalizes the senses. It is the smell of summer. Coming into full bloom from early to mid-June, roses continue to bloom all summer long, scenting the air with their heady perfume. Originally cultivated as much for their scent as for their beauty, old fashioned roses may produce smaller, less showy blooms than modern hybrids; but their intoxicating fragrance is unsurpassed.  ...read more

Use Secret Meanings of Flowers to Express Yourself on Valentine’s Day

Green Circle Growers - Friday, February 11, 2011

“Love is a flower that is made to bloom by two gardeners.” - Anonymous ...read more

Use Rose Color to Convey Your Feelings on Valentine’s Day

Green Circle Growers - Friday, February 04, 2011

According to ancient legend, when the gods created roses, they colored their petals white as a symbol of purity. All the roses that grew in the world were white until the night a nightingale fell in love with a rose. His passion inspired the bird, which had been ridiculed by other birds for his ugly croak, to burst into a beautiful and melodious song. As the singing nightingale pressed ardently against the rose, a thorn pierced his heart and drops of his blood colored the rose red. Forever after, red roses have symbolized passionate love. ...read more

Rose Parade Puts Flowers in Spotlight

Green Circle Growers - Wednesday, January 12, 2011

In its annual celebration of all things floral, the 122nd Rose Parade shined the spotlight on an amazing bouquet of beautiful flowers and unusual plant materials from every corner of the globe. Along with a flotilla of bands, flag-waving color guards and historically garbed riders on horseback, a total of 47 floats rolled down the parade route, enthralling audiences in Pasadena and on television with one stunning floral display after another.  ...read more

Tucking Your Roses in for the Winter

Green Circle Growers - Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Roses (Rose) are one of the most satisfying flowers to grow. Stunningly beautiful and wonderfully fragrant, these summer beauties must be adequately protected to make it through the cold winter months successfully. An end of summer pruning is all that’s needed to prepare hardy shrub roses for winter, but more delicate hybrid tea roses require a bit of TLC if you want to enjoy their colorful blooms again next year.  ...read more

Fall-Planted Roses Add Fragrance to Next Year’s Garden

Green Circle Growers - Wednesday, September 09, 2009

The flower of poets and love, Roses (Rosa) add beautiful, rich bursts of color and a lovely, heady fragrance to the garden from their first blooms in June through the final days of summer. ...read more