Birmingham Rosarian on Rose Selection and Plant Care

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What do Birminghamians want when buying local roses?  How do we select and take care of those fragrant beauties in our hot, humid climate?

via Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Local rosarian Clayton Richard, in partnership with the Birmingham Rose Society, selected roses to be offered at the upcoming Birmingham Botanical Gardens Spring Plant Sale.  Here’s what Richard had to say about selection and planting roses in the Magic City;

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Don’t Spray and Pray. How to water.

By: Bill Finch

Trickle down politics may not have helped your pocketbook, but trickle-down watering will make all the difference in how your plants survive this drought.

Dripper hose. Courtesy of Lowes

Trickle-down watering is simple: You simply set the end of your hose on the plant you want to water, and you let the water trickle out, drip, drip, drip. Sort of like a leaky faucet. And it affects your water bill about like a leaky faucet: You’ll barely notice.

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