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How to Train Your Roses to Climb

The best way to get to know a rose is eye to eye, and this is perhaps the reason that England's great gardener Gertrude Jekyll trained roses to grow up and around pillars. If you keep them pruned and…

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Make Your Own Shimmering Rose Petal Ice Cubes

Remember walking around with a pink-stained tongue all summer long? Gardenista editor Michelle doesn't advocate the return of Kool-Aid to your diet, but if you keep a tray of DIY rose petal ice cube…

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Quiet Beauty: A Look at Endangered Roses

The obsession that keeps Harald Enders awake at night is this: What if there's a rose lurking in your garden—or more likely, your grandmother's garden—that is the last living example of a rare varie…

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5 Handmade Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day

1. We may be living in the digital age, but some things never change. The mix-tape will forever remain the ultimate symbol of love! Bust out your old cassette stereo and get going on the ultimate mix.…

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My Top 10 Favorite Flowers

Now that gardening season has returned in full force, it’s time to revel in the glorious abundant beauty of nature (unless, that is, she is thrashing us with her rages). One of my favorite things abou…

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Get Roses that Bloom Again and Again

Most heavy pruning of roses is done during the dormant season, and we are pruning for health, shape, vigor and superior flowers when we do so. Some pruning however does need to be done during the g…

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