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Growing beautiful, quality roses means knowing the dangers that these plants can face.  At Flowerlink, we want to ensure that when you purchase fresh cut roses from us that you’re getting the freshest, healthiest flowers possible.  We know what threatens roses, and we know how to keep those threats at bay.

However, some rose growers in the Midwest and in parts of the Southern and Eastern US are dealing with a destructive disease that’s damaging their flowers.  They have the tools to fight against it, though, and they’re sharing those tools with home gardeners and large growers alike.

The aggressive disease known as ‘rose rosette disease’ was first noticed by horticulturists in 1941.  It was traced to a Japanese multiflora rose, used as a common rootstock for decorative roses.  The disease, which is spread by mites, is characterized by “witch’s broom” growth, or a clustering of little intrusive branches.   Along with these branches come red, stunted and distorted leaves.

A horticulturist at Ooltewah Nursery and Landscaping Co. in Tennessee recently noticed rose rosette disease on their fresh crop of roses.   Unfortunately once a plant is infected with the illness, the horticulturist only sees one option – dig up the sick plants and separate them from the healthy ones.  Fortunately the disease doesn’t affect the soil, so removing the bad plants and replanting new ones can take care of the problem.

But there are ways to prevent this disease from ever getting the chance to spread.  Another horticulturists at the Barn Nursery in Tennessee suggests planting rose plants far enough apart that the “mite can’t jump from one plant to another.”  Leaving enough room so that air can fully circulate around the flowers is key.  So is working in sanitary conditions which mean “picking up dropped rose petals and foliage [and] washing work gloves after pruning.

Flowerlink Provides the World’s Freshest, Healthiest Roses

At Flowerlink, we pride ourselves on our method of growing flowers.  We strive to not only grow roses that are beautiful and free of disease, but also grown in a manner that is environmentally and socially conscious.  You can rest assure when you purchase your roses from Flowerlink that they’ve been rigorously bred to for maximum immunity and maximum beauty.

To learn more about ordering flowers with Flowerlink, please contact us by phone at 310.848.1843, by email at sales@flowerlink.biz, or come in and visit our store in Hawthorne.  Let us show you why Flowerlink provides the world’s best roses.

Source. TimesFreePress.com, ‘http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2013/jun/04/rose-disease-knocking-out-favorite-flower/,’ Susan Peirce, June 04, 2013.

The aesthetic appeal of roses is undeniable.  Their vibrant colors coupled with a delicate fragrance can brighten any room.

There’s even science to back up the positive health benefits of roses.  Many argue that smell is our strongest sense as it is the closest linked to memory.  A slight scent is enough to evoke vivid images of our childhood or important events in our life.

The pleasing aroma of roses can tap into these meditative responses, producing a soothing and stress relieving effect while boosting our mood.  According to the experts at Lovelyish, a flower can be a “powerful positive mood inducer” with the rose being able to create a particularly high level of good thoughts and feelings.

In 2009, there was a study done by Dutch scientists to see what psychological effects cut flowers had on people.  In their study they separated sixty-four participants into four different rooms.  Each room was identical except for having different varieties of floral arrangements. After a meal, each participant was quizzed and interviewed about their experiences.

The experiment found that at an unconscious level flowers did indeed have a positive impact on how people perceived both the environment around them as well as each other.  In the end, the subjects in rooms with flowers were simply found to be warmer, more cheerful, and more accessible than those in the rooms without.

The incredible benefits of the rose itself are obvious, but that doesn’t even include all the practical applications of products derived from rose petals and hips like rose oil and rose water.  Among myriad other benefits, these products have been found to ease tension, treat wrinkles, and nourish skin, hair and nails.

Take Advantage of the Beauty and Benefits of Roses with Flowerlink Today!

At Flowerlink we know all the wonderful benefits that come from roses because we’ve been in the rose business for decades.  And we want to share those benefits with you.

At Flowerlink we provide the freshest, highest quality roses the world has to offer in over 200 varieties.  From spray roses, garden roses, premium hydrangea, we have a rose to fit any and all occasions.  And when you order from Flowerlink you know that every flower you purchase was grown with both a conscious toward the environment and the well-being of our employees.

To order flowers with Flowerlink or to simply learn more about our process don’t hesitate to call us at 310.848.1843 or email us at sales@flowerlink.biz.  We know the impact the world’s freshest roses can have.  Found out for yourself!