Presentation on theme: "Everyone, even those brand new to gardening, can be highly successful with Earth-Kind® roses!"— Presentation transcript:
Everyone, even those brand new to gardening, can be highly successful with Earth-Kind® roses!
Collin County Master Gardeners and Texas AgriLife Extension Established in 1915, the Texas AgriLIFE Extension Service provides Texans with continuing education programs and services related to the food and fiber industry, environmental and natural resources conservation, family and consumer sciences, youth development, nutrition and health, and community economic development. More than 900 professional educators and some 90,000 volunteers team up throughout Texas to serve families, youth, communities and businesses in all 254 counties. The agency was previously known as Texas Cooperative Extension. The Master Gardener program in Collin County is an educational and volunteer program affiliated with the Texas AgriLIFE Extension Service of the Texas A&M University system. The 200+ members of the Collin County Master Gardeners’ Association are citizens of the local community who not only take an active interest in their own lawns, trees, and gardens but also strive to promote sound horticultural practices in the community. Members receive invaluable training and continuing opportunities for education, then share their horticultural expertise through a wide variety of projects benefiting Collin County residents and organizations.
Eight years of research and field trial data Review of data by an expert panel of scientists, horticulturists, rosarians and authors. Earth-Kind roses are the most thoroughly tested, research proven, and environmentally responsible landscape roses recommended for use in Texas landscapes
Blossom Color:Lilac-Pink Blossom:Double, No fragrance Blooms:May – November Mature Height:4 ft. Mature Width:4 ft. Rose Category:Found Growth Habit:Small Shrub
Earth-Kind® Rose of the Year 2007 Earth-Kind® Rose of the Year 2007
Blossom Color: Peach Center with White Margins Blossom: Double – Highly Fragrant Blooms:April – November Mature Height:4 ft. Mature Width: 4 ft. Rose Category:Polyantha Growth Habit:Small Shrub
Blossom Color:Pink and White Blend Blossom:Ruffled Single Blooms Bloom Flushes:Spring, Summer and Fall Mature Height:5 ft. Mature Width:4 ft. Rose Category:Polyantha Growth Habit:Medium Shrub
Blossom Color:Medium Yellow Blossom:Loosely Double, Very Fragrant Blooms:April – November Mature Height:10-18 ft. Mature Width:8 ft. Rose Category:Noisette Growth Habit:Vigorous Climber
Select the proper site: A minimum of 6-8 hours sun, good drainage and good air movement. Prepare the soil correctly: Add 3 inches of expanded shale on top of the area, and till it in six to eight inches deep. Add 3 inches of finished, plant-based compost which will result in a 6-inch raised bed. Crown the bed to further improve water drainage.
Mulch: three inches Do not add commercial fertilizers unnecessarily Employ proper irrigation techniques: do not let foliage stay wet Practice good maintenance – spacing and pruning
Collin County Extension Office 825 North McDonald, Suite 150 McKinney, TX 75069 (972) 548-4232 or Metro (972) 424-1460, x 4232 http://ccmgatx.org