By Tammy Sons
How to Grow Healthy Roses
Roses may not be the easiest to grow but the fact remains that the beauty and serenity of a rose garden is unparalleled. Watching a rose slowly unfurl its petals and release that trademark sweet fragrance in the air is an unforgettable experience. There is not any need for professional help if you wish to grow beautiful and healthy roses. There are just a few things that any gardener can do to grow delightful blooms in their garden.
- There are many varieties of rose plants. Before you are able to tend to them, it is important to have chosen the right variety for your garden and climatic conditions. Hybrid tea rose, climber plants, floribunda, shrub roses, miniature roses, and rugosa are a few of the most popular varieties of roses that you can choose from. Rose plants thrive on sunlight and most of them require at least 5 to 6 hours of sunlight daily. If you live in a colder region, look for a variety of roses that require less sun.
- It is important to plant roses at a time that is most feasible for their healthy growth. In the late fall and early spring is the perfect time to plant new rose bushes.
- Prune your rose bushes. Trimming or pruning is very important for the growth and health of roses. Focus on discarding the 3D’s – dead, diseased, and damaged parts, from your rose bushes. Removing all the withered flowers, rotting portions, and unproductive canes will mean that the nutrition your roses receive will be spent on making a healthy plant healthier.
- Adding leaf much or shredded hardwood mulch around your rose bushes will keep them healthy and thriving.
The presence of a loving gardener cannot be discounted either. Love your plants and watch them bloom!