Pam Greenewald, owner of Angel Gardens, explains why a lot of people have difficulty growing roses in Florida. She will be selling roses at the Edison Garden Market this weekend and teaching short classes on the proper care of roses.
“Most people have had negative experiences with growing roses. This is because most roses grown commercially are offered to the public on grafts (another rose) that are not suited to our area, grown this way because they are able to be produced faster when taken to market. These roses have been fed a continuous diet of chemicals since they were born. People do not understand how much stronger and healthier and happier a rose can be when grown on its own roots, nurtured organically and loved like a child. There are more than 65 classes of roses (of which Hybrid Teas and Floribundas are only two) representing over 26,000 varieties of roses. Roses ARE so easy to grow when one is given the knowledge, choosing varieties that are right for the location and understanding the need for sun, water and regular feedings.”
Come meet Pam and many other vendors selling a variety of unique and hard-to-find plants at the Edison Garden Market on Nov 20 and 21. Pam will be teaching a class titled, “Rooting rose cuttings” on Saturday and another class, “Own root roses versus grafted roses” on Sunday. Both classes start at 2 pm. Pam is also offering a 20% discount to the first 10 customers at her booth on Saturday. The market is FREE and open from 9-5 on Saturday and 9-4 on Sunday. Free parking also available.