Roses are the most popular garden plant. Choosing a site for your rose garden and preparing the soil properly is crucial to a successful rose garden. It’s also important to know when to prune, fertilize and weed your roses.
Roses are the most popular garden plant.
Roses are the most popular garden plant. They are easy to grow, beautiful and fragrant, making them a great gift for any occasion. They come in many varieties ranging from the classic red rose to the exotic pink or yellow bloom of a David Austin English Rose.
There are hundreds of different types of Rosa species which include hybrid teas, grandiflora’s miniatures shrub roses and climbers (trellises). Most roses have five petals but some have up to seven or nine petals per flower head with varying colours including white shades such as ‘Baroness Rothschild’, deep purple hues like ‘Black Beauty’ plus many shades between these two extremes such as orange-reds like ‘Scented Cloud’.
Choosing a site for your rose garden
The location of your rose garden is very important. The following are some things to consider when choosing a site:
- It should be sunny, with plenty of direct sunlight throughout the day.
- The area should be sheltered from wind and rain, but not so sheltered that it gets no air movement at all.
- You’ll want to avoid frost pockets and other areas where temperatures drop below freezing in wintertime (the soil should be above 40 degrees Fahrenheit).
Preparing the soil
Preparing the soil is one of the most important steps in growing roses. You should prepare your soil in the fall, so it has time to settle and become more fertile before spring arrives.
In order to make sure that your plants are fully nourished, mix compost into your existing soil or purchase a …Roses Gardening How To Grow Read More