A Rose Lover's Home
Visit the private home of Dr. Tommy Cairns, a collector of miniature roses for more than 30 years.
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Gardener Tommy Cairns, president of the American Rose Society, has been raising miniature roses for more than 30 years. He considers roses one of the most adaptable flowers for the home environment, both inside and out. He prefers leaving his rose plants in large plastic containers because they are easy to move around for decorating, their size is limited, and it suits their petite nature.
The plants grown indoors are watered every other day with a spray bottle. Once a bloom withers, it is immediately pruned to stimulate new blooms in that location. The plants will bloom indoors for three to four weeks. When their blooming is finished, they are moved back outside to promote root growth.