Roses for New England

By September 15, 2011 Rose Care, Roses No Comments

v1863Living in the  New York and New England areas, the winters can be very cold, and the soil is sometimes a heavy clay composition.  If you would like to plant a rose garden, the best roses for the  area would be shrub roses or floribunda roses that are more cold hardy and can withstand the winter conditions.  The large-flowered hybrid tea roses are beautiful, but they would have a more difficult time adapting to and surviving conditions there, so we would not recommend them. Amend the clay soil with organic materials such as peat moss, compost, and old manure to make a good rich soil for roses.

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