There are many benefits that rose plants provide to their owners. However, if pesticides are used excessively, one cannot take full advantage of these benefits. That is why organic rose gardening is best when it comes to taking care of your rose garden, or any garden for that matter. Organic gardening is very easy to do. Basically all of the steps to planting are the same but when it comes to fertilization and pesticides, you may want to try organic methods which are just as easy as using a chemical based pesticide.
Why Use Organic Pesticides?
Besides the fact that you do not need to put additional effort into this type of rose gardening, you will also be able to benefit more from your roses with organic methods. Rose petals are often used to make tea or fragrances. However, no one wants to use fragrances or drink tea from petals that have been grown with can be detrimental to your health. By growing organic roses, you will never have to worry about your health, the health of your flowers or anyone who you offer products made from the rose plant.
Insects that Threaten Roses
There are many types of insects that plague roses. You may find that some of the insects that harm roses are not in your area so you will not have to worry about them in your organic rose garden. However, the ones that you can find in your area could potentially kill your rose plant. Nothing looks worse than a beat up or dying rose bush in one’s garden. So make sure you avoid this scenario at all costs. Some of the insects that cause problems for rose bushes are the following: Japanese beetles, rose can borers, stem girders, caterpillars, rose chafers, rose midge larva, rose slugs and scale insects.
To eliminate these insects, you may want to choose an organic pesticide which will not harm your garden in anyway except for getting rid of the pesky critters. Spray an organic pesticide onto the flowers as well as the entire plant. This will make sure you are getting rid of the insects and any eggs that have been laid on the plant. Make sure to spray under the leaves. This will make sure that the insects do not come back. Once this is performed, you will have no problems with the insects that used to invade your garden.
Another organic rose gardening secret is to plant companion flowers which will help to either eliminate harmful bugs and insects or attract good bugs and insects. This natural type of organic pesticide will also be aesthetically appealing as you mix and match flowers around your main rose bushes. The best plants to grow to protect your roses are onions and garlic. However, you may not want these plants because they may not add to the beauty of the garden.
Therefore, some of the other unique flowers that help to protect roses and look fascinating next to them are marigolds, thyme, geraniums and mignonettes.