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Caring for Roses

Choosing a Rosebush

When purchasing rose bushes, choose plants with three to five good-sized canes. The canes should be evenly spaced and not crowded together. Do not buy plants that have broken, brown or dried out canes.

Choosing a Site

When planting roses, choose an area that receives the most sun, preferably six or more hours a day. Roses will thrive only in a sunny area. The planting hole should be about 18” deep. If the soil is heavy or sandy, it needs improvement. Amend clay soil with English Gardens Soil Conditioner for clay soil. Amend sandy soil with spaghum peat.

Pruning

When the yellow forsythia bloom in spring, it’s time to remove winter protection and prune roses. Carefully remove winter protection so as to not accidentally break off any new growth that may have started near the base of the plant.

Cut off any obviously dead wood, which has a blackened appearance to it. While pruning look into the center of the cane, called the pith, the pith should be white. If the pith is tan or brown, keep cutting until white pith is reached.

Always look for the bud eye, which is a small bulge on the cane, usually red in color. Make the cut about ¼” above an outward facing bud eye on a 45 degree angle. You do this so the new growth will point outward away from the center of the rosebush, creating a better- shaped plant. A 45 degree angle cut will heal fastest. In our climate the canes of most rose bushes will usually be six to eight inches tall after pruning.

When pruning climbing roses, prune as little as possible since most climbers bloom on old wood. Simply cut out any old wood that may no longer be productive and any winterdamaged cane tips.

Spring pruning should be completed by the third week of April. You should prune your rosebushes to space the canes properly and prune out any non-productive old wood. Remove any canes which are too close together or that rub against each other. Prune the canes so they are growing toward the outside of the plant. All inward growth should be removed to increase air circulation.

Use by-pass shears not anvil shears. Anvil shears don’t make a clean cut but smash and damage the stem as they cut.

Always remember to seal all cuts with pruning seal.

For more information, talk to one of the English Gardens knowledgeable experts.

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English Garden Nurseries & Garden Centers Serve the Greater Clinton Twp., Dearborn Heights, Royal Oak, West Bloomfield, Eastpointe, and Plymouth Ann Arbor Michigan Areas

Providing garden centers complete with full service landscaping, seasonal holiday stores including their enchanting Christmas Stores, and most locations even offer a full service in house florist

English Gardens Detroit MI area nurseries & garden centers are not only the areas largest garden nurseries, but they offer the largest selection of products and services found anywhere in the Clinton Twp., Dearborn Heights, Royal Oak, West Bloomfield, Eastpointe, and Plymouth Ann Arbor Michigan regions providing full service garden centers, full service landscaping and landscape design, seasonal holiday stores including their enchanting Christmas Stores, and most locations even offer a full service in house florist for flower arrangements for every day as well as those special occasions such as wedding flowers, event flowers, sympathy and funeral flower arrangements, prom flowers, and more!

Our nurseries and garden centers have the areas largest selection of plants, flowers, shrubs, annuals, perennials, and patio furniture. Garden supplies are in abundance, with everything from garden tools and accessories, to garden and potting soil, mulches, bagged garden stone, pots and so much more. We have everything you need for your outdoor gardening needs.

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Our Christmas Stores in addition to being one of the areas best holiday experiences, are filled with live and life-like artificial Christmas trees, including flocked artificial Christmas trees, including those sometimes hard to come by 9 foot flocked artificial Christmas trees, Christmas lights, decorations, Christmas wreaths & garland of all types, and unique gifts, all on display for your enjoyment. Make the Holiday beautiful!

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Clinton Twp. Garden Centers:

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Royal Oak Garden Center:

West Bloomfield Garden Center:

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Plymouth Ann Arbor Garden Center:

Be sure to visit any one of our Garden Centers for the largest selection of products and services the area has to offer. If you have any questions please call one of our stores directly in Clinton Twp., Dearborn Heights, Royal Oak, West Bloomfield, Eastpointe, and Plymouth Ann Arbor Michigan for friendly, prompt help.

Clinton Township, MI

Address
44850 Garfield Rd. at Hall Rd.
Clinton Twp., Michigan 48038

Phone Numbers
Phone: (586) 286-6100
Fax: (586) 286-0033

Dearborn Heights, MI

Address
22650 Ford Rd. at Outer Dr.
Dearborn Heights, Michigan 48127

Phone Numbers
Nursery: (313) 278-4433
Florist: (313) 565-8133
Fax: (313) 278-0459

Eastpointe, MI

Address
22501 Kelly Rd. at Nine Mile Rd.
Eastpointe, Michigan

Phone Numbers
Phone: (586) 771-4200
Fax: (586) 771-4894

Plymouth/Ann Arbor, MI

Address
9900 Ann Arbor Road W.
Plymouth, Michigan

Phone Numbers
Phone: (734) 453-5500

Royal Oak, MI

Address
4901 Coolidge Hwy,
Royal Oak, Michigan

Phone Numbers
Phone: (248) 280-9500
Fax: (248) 280-2688

West Bloomfield, MI

Address
6370 Orchard Lake Rd. at Maple
West Bloomfield Township, Michigan

Phone Numbers
Phone: (248) 851-7506
Fax: (248) 539-4738

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