1. Washington Post feature, “The Anatomy of a Burglary,” uncovered interesting details about the typical American burglary: Burglars prefer to spend no more than 60 seconds breaking into a home; most burglaries occur between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and last eight to 10 minutes.
Tip: Roses, bougainvillea, barberries, or any prickly specimen ought to deter burglary break-ins. Yuccas and other large succulents are a lower-maintenance option. Plant thorny bushes beneath your windows for additional safety.
2. Roses need minim of 6 hours of sun, a water soaking 2 to 3 times a week and fertile.
3.Roses should always be cut on the branches at a 45-degree angle under all circumstances, whether pruning, deadheading, or cutting for a bouquet.
4. Rose are called “Queen of the Flowers.”
5. The American Rose Society exists to promote the culture, preservation and appreciation of the Rose and to improve its standard of excellence for all people, through education and research. est. 1892..; www.rose.org