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Growing Roses In Your Garden--Guide

Aug 15, 2008
Roses have gotten a bad wrap over the years for being difficult to grow and manage. If you are thinking of rose gardening do not let this rumor stop you. While rose gardening can prove to be challenging and exciting, once you get the hang of it, it really isn't that bad.

When you first begin rose gardening, you will have to choose what type of rose you wish to plant, and no, I'm not talking about the color. You will have to select between bare-root, pre-packaged, and container-grown roses. Bare-root roses are sold in the winter and in early spring. They should be planted as soon as frosts are over and the ground is already warm and workable. Pre-packaged roses are bare-root plants that are sold in a bad or box with something around the roots to retain moisture, such as sawdust. Container-grown roses are grown; you are right, in containers. These roses will be either budding or already in bloom when they become available in the early spring.

Planting in rose gardening is not that much different than any other kinds of plant. The most important thing, as always, is good, healthy soil and an ideal planting area. It does not matter whether your roses are bare-root or container-grown, the planting methods are just the same as any other shrub. See to it that the spot you choose has good drainage, gets plenty of sunlight, and will not overcrowd your roses. Before planting, any dead leaves and thin or decayed shoots are in need to be cut off. Any damaged or very long roots also need to be managed. Soak bare-root roses in water about 10-12 hours to restore moisture in the roots prior to planting and water the soil before planting as well. Make sure the hole you have dug is huge enough for the root growth of the rose. Also it is a good idea to make use of compost or mulch. After all, roses need extra nutrients just like any other plant.

Roses need the same things as other plants; they are just a bit needier, though. One of the most essential things to remember in rose gardening is that roses are heavy feeders and will need several fertilizer applications. Fertilizing should be started in early spring and discontinued in fall. See to it that not to over-fertilize (fertilize should come with instructions) and water after each feeding. Roses require large amounts of water; a thorough watering twice a week should be enough.
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