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Choosing Garden Plants By Jeanne Pfeifer Different types of plants Roses Annuals Perennials Biennials Types of Roses Floribunda Hybrid Tea Grandiflora Climber Shrub (English) Tree Roses Floribunda Clusters of flowers 3-15 flowers in each cluster

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Choosing Garden Plants

By Jeanne Pfeifer


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Different types of plants

  • Roses

  • Annuals

  • Perennials

  • Biennials


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Types of Roses

  • Floribunda

  • Hybrid Tea

  • Grandiflora

  • Climber

  • Shrub (English)

  • Tree Roses


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Floribunda

  • Clusters of flowers

  • 3-15 flowers in each cluster

  • Most colorful of different types of roses

  • Height: about 4 feet


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Hybrid Tea

  • Upright

  • One flower per stem

  • Flower has a high center point

  • Many are fragrant


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Grandiflora

  • Cross between floribunda and hybrid

  • Grows up to 6 feet

  • Flowers are like hybrid tea cluster


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Tree Roses

  • Hardy root stock

  • Long stem grafted onto long stem

  • Rose bush grafted onto long stem

  • Needs winter protection


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Shrubs

  • Small, spreading

  • English Roses

  • May be used as ground cover


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Annuals

  • Flower quickly

  • Last for one season

  • Long season of flowering

  • Usually sun loving

  • Need water

  • Plant after frost is past


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Some types of annuals


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Some Helpful websites for annuals


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Perennials

  • Flower plants

  • Bloom year after year

  • May be tubers, bulbs or roots

  • Good resource to search for the “right plant”: http://www.perennials.com/

    • Color,

    • sun exposure,

    • attributes,

    • time of bloom

    • care


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Biennials

  • Biennials  complete their life cycle in two years,

  • building strong plants the first year and

  • then blooming the second year.


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