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Make our garden ... not die?

When we rented our current flat, it came with a front garden that we are supposed to take at least minimal care of -- weeding and pruning, that kind of thing. The problem is, we haven't the faintest idea how to weed or prune or ... anything else. Help! [more inside]
posted by kyrademon on Jul 15, 2014 - 6 answers

Can I plant this moldy/fungusy rose bush?

Just unwrapped my recently delivered William Baffin rose, to discover a lot of clumpy white and green mould or fungus all over the roots. This is the first rose I've planted, so I have no idea if this is normal (nitrogen nodules?) or if it is, as my instincts say, a very unhealthy thing (kill it with fire). [more inside]
posted by L'Estrange Fruit on May 30, 2014 - 4 answers

A budding question

Oh gardeners and florists and other plant people of Mefi, can you help me figure out what this flower is? [more inside]
posted by WidgetAlley on Apr 15, 2014 - 5 answers

Need to eat some roses.

Best way to buy or otherwise acquire edible (not treated with any kind of sprays, basically) rose petals in Chicago. Nope, can't grow roses myself (condo with no yard) and can't ask someone to grow them for me. Is this even going to be possible? [more inside]
posted by crush-onastick on Oct 13, 2012 - 12 answers

I know you like to think your ish don't stink.

In the Outkast song "Roses," is Andre saying "Poo-poo" or "boo-boo"? This seems to be a popular point of debate on the Internet.
posted by to sir with millipedes on Aug 20, 2012 - 46 answers

1938 Rose Bowl Program value?

While helping a widowed lady friend clean out her attic and closets for a move, we found an old Rose Bowl program for the 1938 game between Alabama and California. After exhausting all combinations of phrasing for searching Google and eBay, I'm coming to you. What makes this program different is that the cover is a black and white version of the official program—but this program was published by the Student Association of University of California. Does anyone know anything about this program? My friend is eager to "get rid" of stuff and is donating most of what we're finding to thrift shops or charity. But a few items we're unsure of value—if any—and thought someone on MetaFilter might know. Thanks!
posted by EclecticLady on Jun 11, 2012 - 6 answers

Is something killing my roses?

My rosebushes were robust 2 weeks ago, but something's going on. Here's what the worst one looks like from afar and a closeup. [more inside]
posted by buggzzee23 on May 18, 2012 - 4 answers

Take me on a smelling spree.

Through surgery, I regained my full sense of smell today. I haven't smelled clearly since 2006. I live in Washington, DC. It's brisk Fall. Feeling 100%. What should I go smell this week?
posted by metajc on Oct 6, 2010 - 62 answers

Childhood Book Set in Medieval Times

I read this book in the 1970s or possibly the early 1980s. The story is set in medieval times, the main character is a girl and it has to do with damask roses (breeding or raising them?). There's more too it of course, but that's all I remember. The book was a paperback and the cover had a full colour drawing of the girl on the front standing by some roses. I believe she's wearing a rose coloured cotehardie or something similar. A rock wall or well may have also been in the background of the cover.
posted by deborah on Aug 10, 2010 - 5 answers

Any products using roses

I am looking for gift type products that either incorporate roses, are rose scented, rose flavored, etc.. for my elderly mother-in-law. [more inside]
posted by gudrun on Feb 6, 2010 - 21 answers

Where can I find a fabric with a large cobalt rose print on black background?

I am trying to find a fabric that matches the famous dress in the Auction scene in Hitchcock's North by Northwest I am looking for fabric in a large print roses in cobalt blue on a black background
posted by Ekidnagrrl17 on Jul 3, 2009 - 7 answers

Where Are the Roses in the Rose City?

Where can I buy a whole lot of roses in Portland, OR? Or online? [more inside]
posted by slowfasthazel on Aug 18, 2008 - 4 answers

How to preserve white rosebuds?

How do you preserve white rosebuds without having them turn grey? Or, alternately, where can you buy dried rosebuds in white? [more inside]
posted by diamondsky on Jun 22, 2008 - 1 answer

A Silver Rose

I would like to spray paint a whole rose with metallic silver paint. The intention is that it will encase the rose, fully retaining its pretty rose shape for at least a few days, if not permanently. In reality the rose will probably wilt, or otherwise warp, leaving an ugly silver mess. I don't know. Any suggestions on how to get the results as imagined?
posted by fucker on May 17, 2007 - 11 answers

A rose by any other name?

Is there any difference between Amelia roses and Amelia Renaissance roses? [more inside]
posted by phatkitten on Mar 5, 2007 - 5 answers

Winter Roses

I live in the Toronto Ontario area and winter is about to set in but we have this rose bush in our back yard that must have the seasons mixed up because it is blooming. How can this be - I have heard of ice wine but "ice roses". We have already had a few freezing nights but this bush thinks it is the middle of summer....can somebody clue me in - this is not normal is it? Here is a link to some pics: http://tinyurl.com/yxxd9h
posted by DonM on Nov 23, 2006 - 3 answers

Death's Rose Garden

ArtFilter: A skeleton crowned by roses holding a posy of same in a garden with rose petals drifting down on the breeze. A little... [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Sep 22, 2006 - 5 answers

How to tell if my rosebush has a chance at life

Is my rose bush dead? Last fall I didn't prune back my rose bushs. This spring 3 of them finally turned green after I pruned back some of the dead wood, but the last one (a climbing rose) is still seemingly dead sticks. Each one has successfully grown for years, never w/ much consistency in pruning, but now I have 2 feet of dead sticks on the remaining bush. How do I know if I should give up on it? Does it have a chance next year? I'm in Colorado in zone 5, for what it's worth.
posted by artifarce on May 30, 2006 - 4 answers

Cut Rose Care

I just bought a dozen roses on my lunch break. Can't leave for work for 5 more hours. While I'm storing them in a glass of water, should I also snip the ends? Then do it again after surprising my sweetheart? Or just let them sit in peace?
posted by danny boy on Feb 14, 2005 - 7 answers

roses before valentine's day?

How long before Valentine's Day can I buy roses and hope for them to still be decent? Are all the flower vendors hip to this tactic?
posted by kyle on Jan 24, 2005 - 6 answers

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