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  1. Dealing with Pesky Weeds

    This post features tips from Rich Baer, Master Rosarian, past president of the Portland Rose Society and contributing editor for Rose Rhetoric. A weed is any plant that grows where it is not wanted. They grow very fast, have insignificant flowers and the ability to produce thousands of offspring in a short period of time. Based on my experience, Spotted...
  2. What A Difference A (few) Days Make

    Heirloom's South Garden shows us its fashions for the seasons enveloping the garden in awesome beauty for our delight and pleasure. In September, color clothes the garden in bright and pleasing hues against a green background.    In January cool elegance graces our resting garden in quiet monotones as it contemplates the coming Spring. A January mixture of frost and...
  3. EuroDesert Roses!

    The new 2013 catalog is in the mail offering new and old rose favorites. Some of the "new" come from a collection of roses acquired from Cliff Orent. The collection is a result of Cliff’s years of research and importing efforts. His passion and love for roses are reminiscent of John Clements’ own desire to bring rare and unusual varieties...
  4. Heirloom's New Gazebo

    Come and see our new gazebo in the Riverside Garden. It has been finished just in time for our Rose Days Celebration.
  5. Hints of Winter Approaching

    Some people feel where did the summer go while others ponder when is it going to start. It was a strange growing season this year for most around the country. We are hearing of an abundance of  green tomatoes still in the garden, and where are all the giant zucchini! As you walk the garden you wonder why are the...
  6. Unusual Roses

    For the avid rose collector or a gardener simply looking for more unique varieties, the rose family offers some truly stunning and unusual roses that are sure to become conversation pieces in your garden. Consider the world's "smallest" and "largest" roses for a study in contrasts. Winning the title for smallest is the micro-miniature Si, averaging only 4" tall. The...
  7. 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...
  8. Winter Care

    Thoughts of winter care for the gardens are on minds everywhere. What is done in gardens around the country vary as much as the color and size of roses do. How much time you want to spend and what you want to accomplish are a determining factor. Some things to consider now is checking the pH, it is a good...
  9. Fall Is Here!

    Winding down another season is always bitter sweet. We know the end is almost here when we have the yearly ½ off sale at the nursery in August. We hope you took advantage of the great prices and selection offered. The once bloomers are done blooming for another year, they certainly put on a show. If you don't have a...
  10. May Flowers

    We have spotted a few roses here and there in the garden, makes you want to go out each morning when you arrive to see who is showing color. If the weather gets to be as good as predicted we should have color and fragrance in a short time. Groups and clubs are calling to schedule tours and reserve a...

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