Sometimes you just want to grow roses of a certain color or the other. For this, you will need to understand how to pick out your roses correctly, how to treat your roses correctly after they’ve been planted, and how to take proper care of the flowers themselves. If you understand all of this, you can most certainly grow a beautiful rose garden!
The first thing you want to understand about roses is that they come in many different types. They range from the conserve-grow roses to wild roses, to miniature roses, to climbing roses. All of these different variations are lovely, but none of them are difficult to take care of.
The conserve-grow roses are ideal for gardeners who don’t have a lot of time to care for their roses. These roses are always in bloom and are wonderful for creating a great-looking garden with a lot of time, patience, and effort.
Wild roses on the other hand require a little more care. They don’t do well in colder temperatures, and so in order to thrive, they need a lot of sunlight. These roses also do well in soil rich in organic matter.
The miniature roses are perfect for small gardens. They are also self-blooming and do well in full sunlight. These are the best roses for you if you want to border a flower border or have a garden that looks a little “often” to the eye.
The climbing roses are great for the front of a border. They are short, they have somewhat wavy full-body growth, and they can grow up to thirty feet tall. The colors are bright and many of them will bloom from spring to fall.
Now that you have some knowledge about the different types of roses, you need to understand that about how to take care of them.
First of all, roses like to be planted in good soil. If you have soil that is dark in color and well-draining, then no problem! They’ll love you for it. They shouldn’t be planted too closely because they can cause molds. loosen the soil up to about 18 inches deep.
As for water, roses can do well with about an inch of water a week. But if you have sandy soil that is heavy in particles, then they need water about one inch deeper. Make sure the water drains well. If you mulch, you can use black plastic, wood chips, sawdust, or even shards from windows but make sure the mulch is at least 3 inches away from the trunk of the rose bush.
Rosettes do well in direct sun, but any time there is a hotter sun, the roses will need some shade. They also do well if they get about 6 hours of direct sun a day.
Now that you know the type of roses you have, and where you are planting them, it’s time to learn about how to take care of them. First of all, properly watering them is a must. Roses can do well in almost anything at first, but their roots don’t like soil that is too wet for them. Until the roots get really settled they will get root rot if they are constantly soaked.
If you aren’t sure whether or not your soil is good for growing roses, just dig a hole about 3 inches across. From the side, the rose bush should be planted with the crown (top part) of the hole at the same level as the soil. Once the hole is dug, you want to put some medium-sized stones at the bottom, to keep the rose bush stable.
Don’t put too much soil back in around the rose bush until you see new growth. Once you see new growth, you can then start adding some more soil to the hole. This way you can see if your rose bush is going well. If you would like to change the soil, now is the time to do it.
When you water, take care to keep the leaves dry unless you are growing mint. If you aren’t growing mint, then leave the leaves wet. How often that changes and how much you water is dependent on what type of climate you have and how well you know your roses.
Before growing roses, buy yourself a little book on rose growing to prepare yourself and your roses sparkly. Reading a book on rose growing can really get you acquainted. Also, don’t forget to ask your friends what they do, how they prepare, and what their experience had been. Now that you have the knowledge, you can pick up your own rose bush and continue to enjoy it.
I hope you found some useful information and I wish you all the best!