The Fairy Rose: A Polyantha Shrub Rose

The fairy rose is as whimsical as its name. This is a compact rose which is suitable for smaller gardens, or to offset larger flowering plants or shrubs, producing petite flowers in abundance. Interested in growing your own fairy rose? Here’s what you need to know. At A Glance: What You Should Know About The Dairy Rose The fairy rose … Read More

The Bonica Rose

One of the most popular rose cultivars of all is Rosa ‘Bonica’, which is a floribunda rose, meaning that it produces many roses on one plant during its flowering season. This shrub is highly fragrant, an easy variety for beginners, and has a long flowering window. Interested in growing this rose? Here’s what you need to know. At A Glance: … Read More


The Queen Elizabeth Rose

Some of the most striking roses available are created in honor or named after famous people, and among them is the Queen Elizabeth rose.  Here’s what you need to know. The History Behind The Queen Elizabeth Rose The year after Elizabeth II was crowned queen of Britain, the rose breeder Lammerts named their new cultivar after her, in 1953. The … Read More

Snow Rose (Serissa Foetida) Bonsai Tree: How To Grow and Plant Care

The snow rose bonsai is a striking plant which will provide any interior with a serene look, with its twisted trunk, narrow leaves, and white flowers. It’s a plant suitable for bonsai growers who’ve tried their hand at this art before, as the snow rose is a fussy bonsai tree, difficult for beginners to master.  Here’s everything you need to … Read More

The Peculiar Green Roses: Different Types and Pictures

We always judge flowers by their color, and this is usually before we consider the form or the species. Take roses, for example.  We always consider the color before the form of the rose, whether that’s a single or double flower, our immediate associations and symbolism comes from the color.  It’s also the first consideration when we think of what … Read More

Black Spot and Other Common Rose Diseases and Pests Every Gardener Should Know

Roses are among the most widely grown and gifted flowers across the world. They have endured the ages, but that doesn’t mean they are immune to pests or disease. While modern roses have been bred to be more disease and pest resistant, there is hardly a way of stamping the vulnerabilities out altogether.  Some varieties are highly susceptible, and while … Read More

Red Roses Meaning, Symbolism and Varieties You Can Grow

Arguably the most famous, if not the most popular of all the colors roses can be found in, the red rose is truly special.  It’s carried messages of the deepest love and desire that any flower symbolism is capable of, and it’s done this for hundreds of years, with good reason. The red rose has featured throughout the arts over … Read More

Pink Roses: History, Types and Meanings

Pink roses are considered to be the most dainty of all roses (and I say that knowing that a color isn’t one specific type of rose).  This is interesting because while they are no less hardy than other colors, people tend to treat them more gently when growing them, and reserving them as gifts for special occasions or as confessions … Read More

Rose Food Guide: How to Use The Best Fertilizer for Roses

Roses are the picture of health when the leaves are slightly or fully glossy, and the flowers are bright, and there is no damage to the foliage or the roses themselves. Appearance will vary depending on the type of rose and the cultivar you choose, but you’ll be able to tell instantly if your roses like their position, the soil, … Read More

Yellow Roses Meaning, Symbolism and Varieties to Grow

While it can be considered a cliché that a yellow rose is uplifting, that’s only because it’s true. Yellow represents the warmth in life, the positivity, and yellow is a color proven to boost your mood. Yellow also represents the sun, and everything good that follows. Balmy weather, feeling relaxed with the sun on your face, and good memories seem … Read More