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Everyone is acquainted with the rose. It is not only one of the most commonly used flowers in bouquets, but it also a universal symbol of love. Whether you purchase 1, 3, 6, 12, or 99 roses, the recipient will feel loved. That is why it is one of the most popular flowers that are sold during Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. However, if you are someone who wants to grow a rose garden, then you should educate yourself with tips on how to care for and plant roses.
You can be a beginner gardener, someone who has received roses as a gift and want to take care of them, or an aspiring florist.
These tips will help you keep your rose garden in top shape.
Types of Roses
Before you begin your venture into rose care and planting, you should first know the different kinds of rose plants available for your garden. The specific type would affect how the flowers would be grown and how much space you would need.
The different types of rose plants that you can plant are:
Old roses are, as their name states are the old-fashioned roses that typically come in the color red. They look like modern-day roses that you see being sold as bouquets in flower shops or by an online florist.
There are a variety of old-fashioned roses that you can choose from that differ in the climate that they grow in.
Modern hybrid roses
Because of botanists and scientists and even gardeners, many types of hybrid roses have popped up in the world. These roses were bred for their color, size, fragrance, and even shape.
One of the most popular is the Hybrid Tea Rose. They are usually large blooms on a single stem.
Species of Wild Roses
These are probably the oldest type of roses as they have been growing in the wild, undisturbed, and own their own. They have been adopted for rose gardens, and florists or gardeners have long since learned to plant and nurture these types of roses.
These roses are known to be growing and changing for thousands of years.
Take your time to choose from the various types of roses and pick one that best suits you or your energy level.
After that, you must learn how to plant your rose garden.
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It is very simple to plant roses because it doesn’t take much for them to thrive in a garden.
If you order your roses online, they might arrive as dried sticks. Know that these roses are not dead but are just dormant from their trip.
The first thing you should do when your roses arrive is to make sure they have the perfect planting site. Here are some things to consider when choosing a plant site:
- Make sure you plant them in a place where they can have a minimum of 5 to 6 hours of sunlight. Especially morning sun. Roses ten to weaken and wilt if they do not have enough sunlight.
- Make sure the soil is loose and rich with fertilizer or compost. The soil you plant your roses on should have good drainage.
Pruning Your Rose Garden
Pruning your roses can be a daunting task, but here are some tips that should help you out.
- You should make sure that you prune each stem back to 3-5 buds per cane. If the stem is thinner than a pencil, you should remove it.
- You need to wear elbow-length gloves when pruning so that you do not get injured by the thorns and wear goggles because some branches would whip back and might hit you on the face.
- Do not cut or remove them during the summer season as this could kill them because of the heat.
- Use running shears for smaller, growing flowers. Use loppers if you have them to keep your roses safe. Always deadhead religiously and make sure that your flower beds are clean.
Taking care of roses is pretty easy, and the hardest part would probably be the pruning. This just takes time to perfect but you’ll be an expert before you know it. It all else fails there are a lot of DIY projects that work great with dried rose petals, but I have faith in you. Happy planting!
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.