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Old 07-06-2002, 11:13 PM
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Here's some pretty good info about roses

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/p...oses/rose.html

http://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheets/HGIC1172.htm

One thing I just read is that there are everblooming roses and then roses that only bloom once or twice a year. If I read correctly, it's more common for the once/twice blooming ones to be climbers.

Just to mention a few points made in the above articles:

The amount of light and the drainage are also important. It says that roses need 6-10 hours of direct sun every day, and that the morning sun is the most important since it drys the leaves which reduces the risk of leaf mold. It also says that roses hate "wet feet" and that good drainage is also important.

Also, "Roses need lots of water. If roses do not get enough water they will wilt, drop leaves, grow smaller leaves or stop blooming."

Roses like less frequent, "deep" watering which promotes better roots (shallow watering causes roots too near the ground surface)
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Old 07-07-2002, 11:06 AM
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Thanks Jac, I did learn some things from the sites.
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Old 07-07-2002, 03:21 PM
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This one blooms all summer.

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Old 07-07-2002, 03:24 PM
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Shade garden pic#1

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Old 07-07-2002, 04:38 PM
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OO! Hostas, or as well call them here in the great northwest, Slug bait. I have some really lovely hostas, but I can't enjoy them for very long because the slugs (a snail with no shell - like a sea slug if you'eve ever seen one of those) eat them full of holes.
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Yes, hostas! She has quite a few different kinds. Here is a pic of the largest, which I think she called "Summer Substance". We don't have much of a problem with slugs in the northern part of the state. Drive about 100 miles south, and it's a different story!

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Old 07-07-2002, 05:43 PM
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We have hostas here too - and yes, slugs...

If you don't want to use slug bait, which can harm other animals, dig a few shallow holes in the flower bed and set bowls of beer into them. Slugs love beer and will crawl in and drown....
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Old 07-08-2002, 04:40 PM
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Raspberries!

Whoever wants some just stop on by. They're just starting to get ripe. Sampled a few already, and they're just SOOO good! No seeds like blackberries, and the bushes that bear them have soft thorns, so it's so easy to pick them.

Bring your own baskets.

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Old 07-08-2002, 04:44 PM
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We have hostas here too - and yes, slugs...

If you don't want to use slug bait, which can harm other animals, dig a few shallow holes in the flower bed and set bowls of beer into them. Slugs love beer and will crawl in and drown....
I have heard of some natural products, one called Sluggo and the other Escar-go, which slugs love more than hostas, supposedly. They are not harmful to pets or the environment, or so the advertisements say. Have yet to go searching for them, but it's on my list!
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Old 07-09-2002, 12:49 AM
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I for one am not throwing away good money to get slugs drunk! They can bring their own!

Interesting tip though.
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