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A Gardener's Guide to Growing Roses

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Discover how easy rose gardening can be! Learn simple techniques for planting, pruning, pest control and more for your healthiest, most beautiful roses yet.

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What You Get

  • 8 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Paul Zimmerman

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Class Overview

Uncover the secrets to the garden roses of your dreams with expert guidance from Paul Zimmerman, the owner of Paul Zimmerman Roses and exclusive rose consultant to the Biltmore Estate. First, find out how to shop for healthy roses at your local garden center and learn how to prepare your soil. Then, get tips for planting a variety of garden roses, discover which fertilizer is best and build a unique watering program for your plants. Next, get insider advice on pruning and grooming your roses, from selecting the proper tools to grooming your garden throughout the active growing season. Paul will share simple, effective ways to treat common diseases while still allowing your roses to develop an inner immune system. Plus, find out how to prepare your plants for dormant season and get a head start on planning next season's garden!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet author and professional rosarian Paul Zimmerman and get a sneak peek at the simple techniques you'll learn to create -- and maintain -- a gorgeous, healthy rose garden!
2. Understanding & Choosing Roses
3. Seasonal Care & Soil
4. Planting
5. Feeding & Watering
6. Pruning Roses
7. Maintaining Rose Health
8. Bonus: Planning for Winter

Recommended with this class

  • Mycorrhizae growth enhancer
  • Secateurs (pruning shears)
  • Bypass loppers

Taught by

Paul  Zimmerman
Paul Zimmerman
Paul Zimmerman is the owner of Paul Zimmerman Roses, a company dedicated to the budding rose grower in all of us. He is also co-founder of the Tinseltown Rose Society and serves as the exclusive rose consultant to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. His articles appear frequently in industry publications, including Fine Gardening, Organic Gardening and American Nurseryman, and he is also the author of the book Everyday Roses.

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