Growing roses can be a delightful experience for new and experienced rose
gardeners alike. Once you get a few of the basics down about how to grow and
care for your roses, the rest is simple. Sometimes people assume that just
because roses are delicate in appearance that they are not hardy growers.
This could not be further from the truth in most cases. In fact, you would
be surprised at just how easy it is to plan, plant, and create your very own
Tending a rose garden can be a hobby, a form of stress relief,
or a simple cosmetic addition to your flower garden. For whatever reason, rose gardening can be wonderfully enjoyable
and can add a little fun and flair to your garden all year long.
First Things First - Also in Rose Gardening
The first thing you need to remember when is, not to water the roses with a
spraying method. Instead, always water your plants from its base. Avoid
getting excess water on the leaves. Too much moisture results many times in
the formation of mildew and other fungus related diseases.
One thing you will realize as you become more and more familiar with growing
roses is that they can be watered using one of two timetables.
Some varieties flourish when they are watered lightly and quite often and
others do better when they are watered more less frequently. Just be sure
that the watering method that you choose seems to satisfy your plant and
that the roots are soaked sufficiently in water.
Another popular issue that many people ask about when they start to grow
roses is about pruning. As a rule of thumb you can say that it is wise to do
one major pruning early every spring to spark new growth. This is also the
time to clear out dead or weak stem edges. The old growth. If Your plant is
showing any signs of disease or trouble, now is the time to do a heavier,
more drastic pruning.
Keep in mind that this choice of pruning will lead to less blooms but they
are likely to be fuller, healthier blooms then would a plant with less
spring pruning. Another time that you should prune your roses would be
during the blooming stages. During the blooming phase, the pruning technique
is a little different then the early spring pruning. Blooming pruning should
be done by removing and clearing out old or fading blooms in order to make
space for new blooms.
Fall Pruning of your Roses
The other type of pruning that you will need to learn about about roses is
fall pruning. Pruning lightly during fall can help deter disease and also
protects plants in case of winter storm damage from having broken limbs.
This type of pruning also comes in handy in protecting you rose bush during
winter dormancy by offering freeze and frost safety. Because the plant is
basically smaller after pruning, the rose bush has less plant body to
preserve through the cold months.
Sometimes, if a windstorm injures your
rose bush, you can save it by splinting the fallen branch back up to it's
original position using a string or torn cloth piece tied to a stake that is
driven into the ground beside the plant. This method will help support the
rose bush as it mends itself and also offers protection from future storms.
The information contained in this article is enough info to get you started
in your search for knowledge about growing roses. For real lasting success
you need to do further research.
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