Without a doubt, roses are some of the loveliest flowers around. Many beginners and expert gardeners alike grow roses in their gardens because they are so beautiful and easy to grow.
Roses come in so many different varieties and colors, there really is no end to how you can use them to brighten and beautify your own garden oasis. If you’re planning to plant roses in your garden, read on for some very helpful tips.
CHOOSING THE PERFECT ROSERoses are relatively easy to grow and maintain, especially if you take the time to learn all about their care. Spring is the perfect time to plant roses, so make sure you choose a variety of rose that thrives in your neck of the woods.
If you’re a beginner, choose a rose that is hardy and grows despite a lack of knowledge or care. Some varieties are known to be extremely hardy while others bloom in almost any climate.
Roses do require ideal growing conditions to thrive and bloom, so choose the planting spot with the following in mind.
Fertilizing your roses is an integral part of their care. They should be fertilized regularly with organic fertilizer to encourage a balanced soil pH and beneficial microbes.
- Roses need to be planted in fertile, well-draining soil. The soil should stay moist but not too wet or too dry.
- Roses prefer morning sun as it helps dry their petals and leaves, which prevents rot and fungal infections.
- Roses hate the hot afternoon sun.
- Roses require regular maintenance, so they should be planted where you can access them easily.
You can use compost, composted manure, organic, or natural fertilizers on your roses as these fertilizers provide the right nourishments for optimal growth. Banana peels make great rose fertilizer as they provide calcium, magnesium, sulfur, and phosphate.
Because roses are so beautiful and there are so many varieties to choose from, over-enthusiastic gardeners have a tendency to plant too many roses or rose varieties that don’t complement each other. The result can be a chaotic jumble that isn’t very pleasing to the eye.
Try to stick with just a few varieties that grow well together. Having just a few varieties living in harmony that are well-cared-for will always provide an eye-catching display.
According to some rose enthusiasts, caring for roses is good for the soul. If you’re planning to grow roses in your garden, be sure to follow the tips listed above.