Kathy’s Gardening Column

“Our Days will be Full Bloom Again!”

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ROSES, ROSES, ROSES!

Many roses are beautiful, but most varieties do take time to care for and maintain. Roses call for at least six hours of sunlight and I recommended morning sun and afternoon shade, especially during the hot summer months. Roses love monthly fertilizing with specific rose fertilizer. This helps the rose bush create more blooms! For those that do not have a green thumb, knockout roses and dwarf knockout roses are very popular due to much lower maintenance. Roses can be for everyone!

Knockout Roses come in a variety of colors, including pink, red, yellow, and peach. Peach is the only fragrant rose out of the knockout family! Drift Roses come in pink, peach, coral, and yellow. A few other varieties that grow well in Northeast Florida are Jackson & Perkin’s and Don Juan roses. They are a climbing hybrid tea rose that grows beautiful in a vining fashion.

As long as you take care of your roses with water, monthly fertilizing, and pruning, you will get many years of gorgeous blooms & happiness!

Flower of the Week: Drift Rose

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Please email Kathy at kcg.pvr@gmail.com for any questions or gardening tips you would like to see in the future.

For more information & ideas, visit our Nursery in Ponte Vedra Beach!

Kathy’s Creative Gardens & Nursery

196 N. Roscoe Blvd.

904-655-7373

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