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need help with roses

Gardening Reference » Gardening in 2006
by happymomof2 on March 31, 2006 04:31 AM
Hi. My yard is mostly shade. It gets some morning sun. Was wondering if roses would survive in that environment. Any help would be great. Thanks!
by peppereater on March 31, 2006 04:37 AM
While roses prefer lots of sun, they will survive and bloom some in moderate shade. They are actually native as understory plants, meaning in a forest setting. See if you could get any more light to them with a little pruning on the trees, and make sure that wherever they're planted, they get good air circulation.

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by happymomof2 on March 31, 2006 05:29 AM
Thank you!
by njoynit on March 31, 2006 10:01 PM
They need at least 6 hours of sun to preform.they will bloom better in sun than shade.I will help trimming the lower limbs up so can get more lighting.My one in shade don't even bloom& hopefully this year I figure where to stick may do better now though cause the shade bed was vistited by Rita and is now a partial shade bed& I'm getting ready to clean the woods behind it to let in some more light.

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by cinta on April 04, 2006 11:52 AM
I often wonder about the full sun for roses advice. I only have three but they seem to bloom more in the fall when there is less sun and it is cooler. Maybe I just happen to buy roses that like shade. Sorry I do not know the name I have had them in the garden for over 15 yrs.

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by Deborah L. on April 04, 2006 12:54 PM
I had a beautiful little yellow rose called Carefree Wonder in a pot. It did really well in only about 6 hours of sun.
I got tired of trimming off the spent blooms, and gave it to a neighbor. Oh, how I regret it now !!!
Wah !!!
BTW, anyone have a Carefree Wonder? Not hinting, just curious, as no one seems to have heard of this rose.

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by joclyn on April 06, 2006 01:43 PM
roses are beautiful! (i've got 7, myself). they do need a lot more sun that the spot you have available will get.

have you thought about hydrangea? they are beautiful also, and do extremely well in the type of mostly shaded area you have.

what zone are you in?

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