If you’ve read our May/June issue of Northern Gardener, you may have seen the article by Randy Nelson and David Zlesak about sustainable roses for our climate. Randy and David are researchers working with the American Rose Trials for Sustainability (A.R.T.S.), a group that is testing and reporting on roses that are particularly adapted to…

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Our editor took the picture above yesterday in a nice rose garden in the eastern Twin Cities. In case you don’t recognize it (he was not very eager to have his photo taken), that’s a Japanese beetle feasting on these lovely roses. Below is a better photo from a couple of years ago where the…

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There have been volumes written on how to grow roses, but for most home gardeners the rules are pretty simple: Choose the right plants for your soil and climate; keep them watered and fed adequately; give them enough air circulation and pruning to stay healthy; watch for pests and enjoy the beauty and fragrance of…

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