January 2010

  1. Thornless or Nearly Thornless Roses

    THORNLESS ROSES Common sense and conventional wisdom tell us that every rose has its thorn.  Indeed, most rose gardeners learn to accept thorns with a kind of quiet resignation, arming themselves against the less-pleasant tasks of rose care with gauntlet gloves and loppers.  We turn philosophical:  "Instead of complaining that the rosebush is full of thorns, be happy the thorn...

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