Oct 12, 2021
In this episode of Down the Garden Path, landscape
designers Matthew Dressing and Joanne Shaw discuss how to keep your
roses protected all winter long. Different roses require varying
levels of care and protection. Listen to this week's podcast for
tips on keeping your roses growing beautifully every year.
Tune in to learn more about how you can best protect your roses
over the winter months.
- What are the types of roses?
- Hybrid tea, floribunda, grandiflora, shrub roses (knock out
roses), carpet roses, miniature
- What are some ways you can protect your roses for the winter?
- Learn how to mound your roses for the winter.
- What is a rose cone? Is it better than mounding a rose?
- What are some ways you can protect your rose from rodents and
- When should you wake up your roses for the season?
- How should you prune each rose in the spring for its best
- How can you protect your roses from pests and diseases like
Japanese beetles and black spot
- Answers to your frequently asked questions about climbing
- How much sun do roses really need to be successful?
- Learn the importance of confirming the size of the mature rose
bush and leaving space for it to grow; this allows for good air
- It's okay to remove a struggling rose bush and replace it with
a more disease-resistant variety.
About Your Hosts
Each week on Down The Garden Path podcast,
professional landscape designers Joanne
Shaw and Matthew Dressing
discuss down-to-earth tips and advice for your plants, gardens and
As the owner of Down2Earth Landscape Design, Joanne Shaw has
been designing beautiful gardens for homeowners east of Toronto for
over a decade.
And Matthew Dressing is a horticulturist and landscape designer.
He owns Natural Affinity Garden Design, a landscape design
and garden maintenance firm servicing Toronto and the Eastern GTA.
Together, Joanne and Matthew do their best to bring you
interesting, relevant and helpful topics. Their goal is to help you
keep your garden as low maintenance as possible.