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Protecting Roses for Winter

Protecting Roses for Winter

Chicago winters can be tough on roses.  Some roses are quite hardy in our area, such as Knock Out types, Drift types, and landscape/shrub roses.  Other roses such as hybrid teas, grandifloras, and floribunda roses need winter protection. To protect roses for winter,...
Fall Clean Up

Fall Clean Up

Where do you start? Raking leaves from trees and shrubs You can use your leaves for composting in an area to add more nutrients to the soil, but if the leaves have been infected with disease or insects make sure to throw them away.  If you are unsure, play it safe and...