nomad
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First Rose Bush - Ontario

Hi,
I bought a house in the fall of 2010 that had a rose bush in the front. I have only lived in apartments until now and know nothing about plants! I live in Eastern Ontario with harsh old winters. I did nothing to it when I moved in as I never even thought of plant care! I didn't prune it or winterize it last fall.

This past spring, I googled then pruned it all way down except I left one branch that looked healthier. The whole bush grew really well with many new branches and it bloomed from June until late October - it was beautiful!

However I realize that may be somewhat fluke and I would like to take proper care of it. I have no idea what kind of rose bush it is....maybe heirlooms? Can I upload a picture off my computer to here and maybe you can tell me what they are?

Should I do anything to them this fall or for the winter?
Thanks!

luis_pr
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Since there are so many varieties of roses around, feel free to also look around on your own. A nice website out there is Helpmefind.com. It has a capability for searching the name of rose if you give it one search parameters such a bloom color, name of the variety, etc. Members of the service can use even more advanced search capabilities. But for now, try going here

https://www.helpmefind.com/roses/plants.php?tab=5

You can also contact members of the Greater Toronto Rose and Garden Society here:

https://www.gardenontario.org/site.php/rosegarden

They are affiliated with the Canadian Rose Society (https://www.canadianrosesociety.org/Welcome/tabid/93/Default.aspx) and are members of the New York District of the American Rose Society (www.ars.org)

Luis

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rainbowgardener
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Here's another searchable database of roses:

https://www.everyrose.com/everyrose/roses/search.lasso

To post pictures here, they first have to be hosted on-line at some photo hosting site like photobucket.com. Detailed instructions for this are in New To Helpful Gardener? under Helpful Tips and Suggestions for New Members.
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