08 Apr April’s Garden Guide – Introducing 2015 New Roses
Spring is finally here. Longer days and warmer climate are perfect for gardening. Planting color is an inexpensive way to keep your garden looking lavish for months. Color for special events must be planted 6-8 weeks prior to become established and merge with your landscape. Spring is the best time for division of perennial plants. Perennials typically last for 2-5 years while annuals have a life cycle of approximately 3 months to a year. Perennial color plants have a shorter blossom period compared to annual color plants.
Mulching and re-mulching your planters is a great way to prevent evaporation, retain moisture, and help control weeds. The past few months’ pests have been slowing down due to cooler weather. Spring warm weather will bring pest out in force. Inform your Van Slyke Crew if you notice any undesirable garden pests.
It’s the season for nursery’s to have their largest selection of flowering plants of the year. New and interesting plants are now available.
Introducing 2015 New Roses
Roses are beginning to reach their peak. Be the first to have these beautiful roses planted in your garden.
Salmon orange blend, climbers, tall arching, and disease resistant. These roses are meant to grow along walls, pergolas, fences, trees, and arches. “Above All” stands proud above the competition of other climbers with its exceptional ability to grow in multiple climates.
Pure white, medium bushy, patio flower, disease resistant, and floribunda (many of flowers on each stem to give a mass of color). White and elegant will have any landscape looking like fresh fallen snow.
Golden pick with copper reverse , larger-flower, tall upright, patio, bicolor, disease resitant, and grandiflora (cross between hybrid teas and floribundas). The first in a series of garden roses inspired by the award-winning British television series Downton Abbey.
“Take It Easy”
Dark red with lighter reverse, medium bushy, patio flowers, and disease resistant. Great for smaller gardens, terraces, containers, and confined areas. You can take it easy after planting a naturally disease resistance rose.
“Top of the World”
Orange/ yellow bi color, and mini-climber. These roses are meant to grow along walls, pergolas, fences, trees, and arches. Mini Climber will elevate your garden atmosphere and make you feel on top of the world.
Raspberry pink & white stripe, tall upright, bicolor, fragrant, and disease resistant hybrid Tea (a single, well shaped flower on each stem). Can be mix with other shrubs plants and great for planting in beds or borders. Inspired by the Rock and Roll hall-of-famer Neil Diamond.
Golden yellow, short-medium upright, fragrant, and floribunda (lots of flowers on each stem to give a mass of color). Can be mix with other shrubs and plants and great for planting in beds or borders. Inspired by the singing legend Doris Day, America’s sweetheart.
Voted 2015 Rose of the Year
“For Your Eyes Only”
Single pink blooms of pink/apricot/salmon with a distinctive dark central eye, patio, ground cover, floribunda, fragrant, and disease resistant. This award-winning floribunda rose is the result of more than 30 years of selective breeding and is ideal for cottage gardens, scented gardens, wildlife gardens, exotic gardens, and woodland gardens.