The Romance of the Rose!
As well as being the traditional way of planting roses, bare roots are cheaper than potted roses and easier to handle. They will establish quickly in the garden and, unlike other plants, will flower in their first year. Try our Burst of Joy, Love at First Sight, State of Grace and Pumpkin Patch bareroot roses! We have beautiful Rose selections like: Brandy (yellow); Mr. Lincoln (red); Celestial Night (mauve); All dressed up (pink); Parade day (pink/white swirl); Easy Does It (salmon color); and Touch of class (clear pink). Several roses are also fragrant. Not all types of roses need to be pruned, other than for clean-up and size control, but if you are going to prune your roses, early spring is a perfect time. Pruning before the leaf buds open causes the rose bush to put its full energy into new growth. As with most plants, roses enjoy a good feeding in the spring, when they are actively growing and need the nutrition. There are several good all-purpose rose foods that you can use, but a general all-purpose fertilizer will also suffice. Slow release fertilizers will need to be applied less frequently than water-soluble fertilizers. Make sure your roses get plenty of water and monitor them regularly for signs of problems. Roses don't like wet feet so be sure the soil drains well.
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The perfect landscaping plant, we have always been touched by the timeless beauty of roses; they have long been the passion of gardeners worldwide. Sun-dappled shady areas with morning sun and under tree roses are fantastic places to grow plants such as ferns, Love in a Mist, Columbine, nasturtiums, morning glories, and periwinkle. So many lovely roses, some fragrant, some not... all beautiful.
We proudly carry Grade #1 'Week' Roses Selections include "All My Loving", a 2017 Hybrid tea rose; this gorgeous pink holds onto its color and has a moderate fragrance. Hybrid tea roses have large flowers generally borne one per stem, medium to tall in habit, with long cutting stems. "Tropical Lightening" is an exciting new climbing rose that captures the dramatic beauty of a tropical storm at sunset, intriguing smoky orange blossoms streaked with stripes of creamy yellow. There are old favorites like Stainless Steel, Peace and Ingrid Bergman. Our 36" Rose Trees will include Pretty Lady, a Downtown Abby Rose and Firefighter, a vibrant bright red. To see the specs on these beauties, check out Weeksroses.com
A stunning, beautiful yellow rose is 'Doris Day', pictured left, second from the bottom. This rose is a Golden Yellow floribunda, a timeless favorite. We also carry other favorites such as Julia Child shown left, Fame, Gemini, Rio Samba, and more. We have climbing roses as well: 18" rose trees like Wild Plum and Rainbows End; 24" rose trees like Black Cherry and Walking on Sunshine; and 36" rose trees like Always and Forever, Olympiad and Bewitched (Check with our staff... rose availability is subject to change). Exquisite and delicate, yet hardy in our cold winters, roses also stand up to hot, late summers in an abundance of color, beauty and fragrance.
Floribundas are versatile; an individual shrub will fit easily into almost any sunny border planting. These bushy shrubs have the large, showy blossoms of the hybrid teas, but bloom more freely, setting clusters of three to fifteen blossoms rather than a single bloom on a stem. They are generally low-growing (3' to5'). Floribundas are often referred to as Cluster-Flowered roses. Larger Floribundas are classified as Grandifloras. Disease resistant varieties are Cherish, Europeana, French Lace, Gene Boerner, Iceberg, and Sunsprite.
They bloom from May to frost and range from two to six feet in height. Hybrid teas are the favorite of rose gardeners who love to cut long stemmed, large flowers. They have many petals, are usually fairly tall and upright, some have great fragrance, and they work well in formal gardens or in informal plantings. They commonly produce one bloom per stem. Many are semi-hardy and may require winter protection. Always go for the top grade; they perform better in the garden, producing more flowers earlier in the season.
Many climbing roses are once-blooming roses, producing their bloom on wood that they made in the previous year. The key here is to avoid fall/winter pruning at all costs! If you cut off any wood in the winter, you will be sacrificing all your blooms in the spring. All are very sturdy varieties and they all bloom heavily once in the spring and some bloom often throughout the season. Give them plenty of full sun, although they also do well in sun-dappled shade, as long as they get at least six hours of full sun.