Friday, February 17, 2012


Roses are usually planted to beautify the landscape.  No other flowers can match the beauty of a single rose plant.  Roses are loved above all other flowers and Sappho (650 BC) was absolutely right to crown the Rose, Queen of FlowersRoses have been cultivated in many civilizations for thousands of years, prized for both their beauty and their perfume, and valued for their medicinal and culinary virtues.   

Now, there is another reason to plant roses (as if we need a reason).  Roses also make the air cleaner.  It is said that one rose bush will cleanse 200 cubic feet of air each day of most of its carbon dioxide.  Three or four tall rose bushes give off enough oxygen to maintain one grown man or woman.  Approximately 100 rose bushes will compensate for an automobile dashing around town all day. 

I agree with the above statement only if you plant disease-resistant roses and do not spray.  Chemicals used in rose spray can be harmful to the gardener, your pets and the environment.  Lucky for us because hybridizers nowadays are breeding disease and insect resistant roses so we have plenty of choices.  You can plant Knock Out roses, EarthKind Roses, Oso Easy Roses, Oso Happy Roses.  Old Garden Roses also do not want to be sprayed at.  So PLANT MORE ROSES.    

Roses are not difficult to grow contrary to popular belief. Why do you think Roses have been around for millions of years?  They thrive in cemeteries with benign neglect.  All they need are food, water and sunlight.  Just like you and me.  

Here at Rose Gardening World, we want to help you grow Beautiful Roses!  We’ll educate you about the Rose - our National Floral Emblem and the state flower of several states.  At Rose Gardening World, you’ll find Rose Gardening Tips, Rose Growing Advice, Planning a Rose Garden, Rose Descriptions, Where to Buy Roses, Where to see Rose Gardens, Rose Culture, Rose History, Rose Events, Rose Verses are all here in one place. 

We are constantly updating our contents so visit Rose Gardening World often and be a follower.  We welcome comments.  Take time and smell the roses.  Happy Rose Gardening!

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  1. Wow Rosalinda! You've been busy. So glad you are blogging as well. Perhaps i could have you do a blogpost on my blog when it gets a little closer to Spring!!

    I am going to snoop around your blog for more of your great advice. I knew that plants and flowers were wonderful for cleaning the air...but I didn't know about how great roses were! Thought they only made you happy!


    1. Linda,
      Thanks for dropping by. I love roses as you can see because it is such a great plant. I have a mission to educate people about The Rose and help them grow beautiful roses. I'd love to do a blogpost on your blog near springtime.


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