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Environmentally Friendly Ways To Nourish The "Flower Of Love"

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February 26, 2002
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American Phytopathological Society
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It’s no wonder that the rose, one of nature’s most delicate and beautiful flowers, represents life’s most delicate and beautiful experiences, love. But like love, roses need special care in order to bloom, care that in the past may have meant large doses of chemicals to ward off diseases and other pests. Now, thanks to the work of plant health scientists, more environmentally friendly ways are being discovered to keep roses blooming.

St. Paul, MN (February 25, 2002) -- It’s no wonder that the rose, one of nature’s most delicate and beautiful flowers, represents life’s most delicate and beautiful experiences, love. But like love, roses need special care in order to bloom, care that in the past may have meant large doses of chemicals to ward off diseases and other pests. Now, thanks to the work of plant health scientists, more environmentally friendly ways are being discovered to keep roses blooming. Roses are one of the oldest and most popular flowers, brought first to the U.S. by European colonists. They remain a mainstay of the floral business and a perennial favorite of many home gardeners. But because they have been thought to require a considerable amount of chemical intervention to flourish, they’ve also become the subject of research to evaluate their susceptibility to pests and to find more ecological ways to grow them.


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