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14 Master Gardeners’ Secrets to Growing the Rose Garden of Your Dreams

Reader's Digest Logo By Lauren Cahn of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 14: 'Before you embark on planting a rose garden, you should ask yourself what you want them for,' advises Steve Bender, who writes the 'Grumpy Gardener' column for Southern Living. There are hundreds and hundreds of different types of roses, Bender explains. Some bloom all season, and some just once a year, so if you're looking to fill your house with fresh cuttings, then you'll want roses that rebloom. Some roses fill a garden with perfume; some are as scentless as Formica, so if you're looking for scented roses, make sure that's what you choose, Bender advises. Here are 18 tips for growing gorgeous roses.

Envision your dream rose garden

'Before you embark on planting a rose garden, you should ask yourself what you want them for,' advises Steve Bender, who writes the 'Grumpy Gardener' column for Southern Living. There are hundreds and hundreds of different types of roses, Bender explains. Some bloom all season, and some just once a year, so if you're looking to fill your house with fresh cuttings, then you'll want roses that rebloom. Some roses fill a garden with perfume; some are as scentless as Formica, so if you're looking for scented roses, make sure that's what you choose, Bender advises. Here are 18 tips for growing gorgeous roses.
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