Roses

Roses and rose trees are among the most famous flowers. Difficult to draw but actually pretty easy to grow! Best species and types of rose shrubs.

In March, prune your roses!

March, near the end of winter, is the ideal month to prune your climbing, bush, and repeat-blooming rose trees… Let us tell you why.
How to prune rose trees in winter and why

How to prune bush roses

Bush roses are actually roses which are submitted to a particular type of rose pruning that shapes them like a bush. To make them stand upright and produce flowers evenly throughout the bush, the guidelines in this Smart Tip Tutorial will prove invaluable! Read more ►

Pruning English rose trees

Pruning English roses is an essential step in order to expect beautiful blooming and nice roses in summer.
Pruning English roses

Aphids, how to get rid of them?

Aphids are fearsome insects that attack leaves and feed on plant sap. There are natural ways to treat against them. Leaves curl up and become sticky.
Aphid

Easy rose trees to grow

Getting started on rose trees can be intimidating for beginners and for those who don’t want to spend too much time repeating treatments.
Rose trees are easy to grow with a little guidance

Golden Fashion Rose, wonderful yellow bush rose

The Golden Fashion rose is a bush-rose with beautiful flowers. Golden Fashion Rose facts Name – Nirpyelasif (Nirpalways) Family – shrub rose tree Type – shrub Height – 36 to 42 inches (90 to 110 cm) Exposure – full sun, part sun Soil – ordinary Foliage: deciduous  –  Flowering: June to October Planting Golden Fashion Rose Refer to our page on how […]
Golden fashion rose

A paradise for roses in Touraine

The paradise for rose tree and perennial amateurs in Europe is in sweet Touraine, near the Chinon fortress in France. Elsie De Raedt, from Belgium, is its caretaker.
Wonderful rose garden in France

Red parfum, a fragrant and crimson-colored marvel

The “Red Parfum” rose is a favorite of gardeners who love powerful roses! Key Red parfum rose facts Name – Everepra Family – climbing rose tree Type – shrub Height – 13 feet (4 meters) Bearing – rigid Exposure – full sun and part sun Soil: ordinary  –  Foliage: deciduous  –  Flowering: all of summer → early fall It’s a very easy […]
Single red parfum rose

Companion plants for roses

Being the ultimate in flowerdom, roses can be paired with many plant species, and each pairing creates unique harmonious ensembles. Choose your pick!
Companion plants for roses

Georges Truffaut rose, a deep rich red bush rose

The George Truffaut rose has rich red flowers. Light fragrance that isn’t too heady. Georges Truffaut Rose facts Name – Dorkade Family – shrub rose tree Type – shrub Height – 40 to 60 inches (100 to 150 cm) Exposure – full sun, part sun Soil: ordinary – Foliage: deciduous – Flowering: end of spring → mid-fall The George Truffaut rose is a lightly fragrant bush rose […]
Rosier Georges Truffaut, Dorkade

David Austin, four new English roses

The year 2013 brought joyful tidings for the David Austin roses, with double the glory! This famous English breeder’s roses received a first Gold Medal during the Courson Plant Days in France and then, a short time later, another Gold Medal at the Chelsea Flower Show…
David Austin English roses

Prune repeat-blooming climbing roses in 2 minutes

Climbing roses are superb when attached to a lattice, but this video will show you how important it is to prune these magnificent rose trees well. They’ll bloom against their backdrop beautifully once you’ve learned how to snip and where to cut and tie the stems. Remove old wood and favor new shoots. Read more […]

Pruning English roses, video recap’ (2 minutes)

English roses, sometimes called heirloom roses or old roses are magnificent, and pruning is what keeps them so. An expert shares the tips and tricks on pruning these special fragrant roses in just a couple minutes, so you’ll waste no time getting down to business on making the world (and your garden) a more beautiful […]

The poetic charm of a dressed pergola

Summer sends its scorching heat out but one spot in the garden offers a cool atmosphere which is perfect for the heat-struck visitor: the canopy pergola covered in plants. An unmistakable feeling of peace calls out from a plant-covered pergola, often set at the entrance of both house and garden. The charm of a pergola […]
Wooden pergola with blooming wisteria

Care-free rose trees

It isn’t always easy to choose the right rose trees. They all seem so healthy and magnificent at the nursery store! It helps to have a few guidelines to understand the “who’s who” of roses, especially when you try to consider their resistance to disease.
Rose tree varieties that resist disease well

Fragrant climbing vines…

Climbing vines have the advantage of being very ornamental. When on top of this, they’re fragrant and smell good, too, they become the ideal candidate to grow in your garden or on your terrace!
Orange-yellow honeysuckle, a fragrant climbing vine

Pruning Hybrid Tea roses

Pruning hybrid tea roses, sometimes called large-flowered roses, is an important step because from it depends the blooming of the rose tree.
Hybrid tea roses grow into dense shrubs, and pruning them is specific to their type

Tutorial on pruning hybrid tea roses

Hybrid tea roses are special roses that are larger and form a wide variety of colors and fragrances. Their pruning is always the same, and this instructional but fun video is a great tutorial full of smart tips! Read more ►

Rose tree – when and how to plant roses

The planting of the rose tree is one of the most important steps. If well planted, rose trees are sure to settle in, and growth and bloom will be facilitated. Roses can be purchased in containers, often the pot in which it has most recently been transplanted, or with bare roots.
Rose tree planting in the ground and in pots

Planting perennial flowers and tending to them

Perennial flowers are a source of endless joy: not only is planting them and discovering their first bloom enjoyable, but seeing them bloom year after year without any effort is a joy that anticipation makes even more pleasurable! This video shows how to plant them for each perennial flower to get a great head start […]

Preparing Rose tree cuttings

Ah, the joy of giving! A rose tree can easily be propagated, all the more that you’ll have taken a look at our great rose cutting tutorial. In a few minutes you’ll have grasped the easy key to preparing cuttings from your favorite rose plant. High success rate and other Smart Tips you’ll find in […]

10 best blooms for summer flower beds

Summer is certainly the season when we’re always in the garden! The outdoors of the home must then be at its finest and share with us its most astounding blooms.
Summer flowers that are magnificent bloomers

Fragrant vines!

Sweet honeysuckle scent, spell-binding jasmine fragrance… Fragrant vines teleport us to richly-scented memories!
Vines that are fragrant, such as wisteria

Which vine is best to decorate your garden shed or pergola?

Guest post resulting from our collaboration with FRANCE ABRIS! Proud of your beautiful garden shed? Think how amazing it would look with a few beautiful vines crawling and blooming here and there! Indeed, though our garden sheds and pergolas
Garden shed with climbing vines decorating it
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