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)Pink Wild Rose, petals and leaves isolated on a white canvas,...Of course, roses are probably the No. 1 symbol of love in human history. We've even had a War of the Roses, not to mention centuries of rose perfumes, oils, medicines, and foods. Today in the US, the "wild rose" competes with the violet as our most popular state flower; both are the symbols of several states. And even though the fantastic new roses offer you almost anything you may desire in color or fragrance, many people think there is no purer beauty than the true wild roseAfter all, Emily Bronte wrote, "Love is like the wild rose." And Robert Burns did not write his most famous love poem about some gaudy, man-made, orange and pink creation, but stated clearly and simply, "My love is like a red, red rose." (Read the famous Robert Burns poem below). But it was surely Gertrude Stein who summed it up best, with her her classic line about the rose's incomparable beauty: A rose is a rose is a rose." She did not write "A rose is a rose is a bi-colored hybrid.Rose

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First of all, most species roses bloom for only about two weeks each year. That's great if you happen to be there, but if you miss it, you'll have to wait a whole year for more. That's why many of the new "landscape" or "shrub" roses combine the convenient size of the species shrubs with the wonders of repeat blooming. A lot of this has been done by crossings with the fabulous rugosa rose species from the Far East. It has the incomparable combination of large flowers, tremendous toughness even in the coldest temperatures, and best of all, repeat blooming all season long. No other species rose has all these qualities.

Wild roses (Rosa californica) grow native throughout the Pacific Coast in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 10. These roses grow well in part shade in lower elevations but prefer full sun exposure at high elevations and along the coastline. Wild roses grow best in dry to moist soil with good drainage. In their native habitat, these flowers grow easily and quickly. Why not add some wild roses? After growing meadow wildflowers for awhile, it occurs to many, "Why not add a wild rose or two?" After all, everyone knows that wild roses are some of the most beautiful and famous wildflowers of them all. And it makes sense that like all wildflowers, they don't need lots of care. Nobody sprays, fertilizes, or worries over the native roses in the wild. Yet they manage to produce lovely foliage and flowers year after year. So it's nice to know that the roses we're talking about are some of the most self-sufficient flowering plants on earth. It's only the delicate rose hybrids that are famous for high maintenance.Q:I have a small, semi-wooded area and have discovered that there are all kinds of wild roses in this area. They bloom in May or June and have cute, tiny white flowers. The ones that grow in the sun have become big, robust bushes. I want to know if I fertilize the smaller ones in the woods, will they get bigger and make more flowers? And since they are everywhere, what kind of native roses are these?There are some species roses available from specialist nurseries, but by and large, gardeners who love the look of a wild rose are using some "newer" plants that have all the good qualities of the originals, but all kinds of wonderful new qualities, too. Wild rose, briar, hand drawn dogrose berry vector illustration isolated on white background, decorative rosehip element for design cosmetic,natural medicine, herbal tea,health vegetarian organic food (Source: www.istockphoto.com

 

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