Of all the blooming flowers out there, perhaps roses are one of your favourites. And indeed, their beauty is undeniable. You may also want to grow them in your own garden so that you can enjoy more of their amazing blooms. They are available in red, yellow, peach, white and other assortments–all beautiful to adorn your home and garden.
Growing roses require proper care and knowledge. Here are some tips for you to get started:
If you like to grow potted roses, you should consider the following factors when it comes to choosing containers:
Roses require more soil to let their roots grow and spread freely on the pot. Therefore, it’s always better to choose a bigger and taller pot. A container with 15 inches in diameter or more could be a great choice.
Containers are available in different materials; plastic and clay pots are the most common. Some gardeners choose fibreglass and terra cotta, too. Clay and terra cotta pots are porous, a characteristic that works best in warm places. However, if you opt for a lighter and non-porous container, you can use fibreglass and plastic pots.
Good drainage is critical if you want to grow healthy rose plants. Make sure to use pots that have drainage holes. This will help you get rid of pests and prevent root rotting.
Some roses can grow perfectly when potted, while some others bloom better on wide spaces. Below are the four most common types of roses and where they should be planted:
Miniature roses are perfect in small outdoor areas. They grow mostly 24 inches in height and are indeed beautiful mini blooms! They are hardy and come in various shapes and colours.
If you’re a newbie when it comes to growing roses, you should start with ground cover roses. They are actually low maintenance and easy to take care of. They can grow up to 36 inches tall. You’ll notice that they showcase a waterfall effect when they start growing and spilling over the pot’s edges. You will surely adore their stunning colours of pink, red, white and yellow.
This type of rose grows well in a colder climate. Polyantha roses are usually disease-resistant and ideal for outdoor spaces. The plants are sturdy, and you’ll enjoy growing them throughout the winter season. Pink, yellow, and cream are the most colours of polyantha roses.
Another type of rose that grows outdoors is the floribunda, also known as patio roses. These roses are a bit smaller compared to other roses and can grow up to 24 inches in height.
To ensure that your roses will grow healthily and beautifully, follow these care tips:
It is recommended to repot your roses every 2-3 years. Repotting will keep them healthier and happier. Once you’ve noticed that the roots appear at the top of the container, you should plant them in a bigger container.
Roses definitely brighten up your yard, and knowing how to grow and maintain them is crucial in having these pretty petals in full bloom. While they belong in your garden, you can have them bunched together in a bouquet during special occasions, delivered to someone special. When it comes to flower delivery, always choose a trusted florist.
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