The Romance of the Rose!
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.
Now is the time to plant new roses. It is the best time to plant caladiums and snapdragons as well. Start planting other summer flowering bulbs like gladioli and dahlias in groups every few weeks. Our Roses come as shrubs, climbing roses and small trees. We carry About Face, Burst of Joy, Love at First Sight, State of Grace and Pumpkin Patch besides other beautiful roses! We have rose selections like: Brandy (apricot hues); Neptune (rich lavender); Mr. Lincoln (velvety red); Sedona (coral); Parade day (pink/white swirl); Above All (salmon color); and Pearly Gates (pearl pink). Our roses come fully planted and blooming beautifully for your gardens. Check for Rose Availability.
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.
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. "Lady in Red" is an exciting new climbing rose that captures the dramatic beauty of dark red with occasional black smoke, intriguing. There are old favorites like Rio Samba, Doris Day and St. Patrick.
A stunning, beautiful clear yellow rose is 'Doris Day', pictured left. This rose is a Golden Yellow floribunda, a timeless favorite. We also carry other favorites and have climbing roses as well: 18" rose trees like Rainbows End and 36" rose trees like Pretty Lady, a dark even pink. 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. Our 24" Rose Trees will include Burst of Joy, a Rainbow's End Rose and Sparkle & Shine, a sparkling clear yellow rose. To see the specs on these beauties, check out Weeksroses.com
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.