A friend of ours once told us that rose gardening was tough. What about you, do you think it is really all that tough?
You see, roses are one of our favorite flowers and we just wish there were more rose gardens out there. Instead of growing these gardens, people tent to think they are too difficult or too complicated. But this couldn’t be further from the truth! We have had roses that bloom pretty good, even in difficult conditions. In fact, all summer long, up to the frost, they continuously bloomed. If you have roses, it is important to take proper care of them.
It is important that you make sure your roses receive the nutrients that are needed from the soil. Yes, roses are known for getting disease problems. They are also known for getting problems with insects. However, both of these problems can easily be prevented with regular use of fungicide and insecticide. This will control both fungus diseases, sucking insects and chewing insects. With these tips, you will be able to grow roses successfully.
It would be a good idea that you look over the plant before you buy it. We recommend you purchasing one that is at least two years old. It should be field grown and have buds on it. If the plant has not been pruned, it should have three or more eighteen-inch canes.
If the plant has been pruned, then they should have canes that have a diameter of at least one fourth an inch at the top. Many gardeners prefer getting roses that have been planted in tar paper pots. This is because they are able to be transplanted throughout the year.
When it comes to rose gardening, it is important that you pick the right place. The area you pick should be sunny and well-drained. If you see broken and bruised roots, make sure you trip them off. Cut the top growth back to seven inches.
The planting holes should be at least six inches deeper than the roots need it. It is important that you make the holes big enough so that the roots can fit inside it without bending or crowding. If you have to force a root into the hole, then the hole is not big enough. To facilitate drainage, place a handful of small pebbles or rocks in the bottom of the hole.
Mix one tablespoon of fertilizer in with the soil that will be placed over the material. Cover the mixture with some plain soil. Put a mount in the center of the hole, set the plant roots over that mound and spread them. After this, fill the hole with soil. While filling the hole, firm it tightly two or three times. When the rose is planted, it is important to properly care for it.
So, you see, rose gardening is not that difficult – just a little extra care and you, too, can have a gorgeous rose garden!