All gardeners love the smell and beauty of their flowing, fragrant rose blooms—but growing roses can be challenging!
Even if you are in perfect condition, planting and nurturing a rose bush takes some time and effort. Luckily, if you have all but the time, you already have the right conditions to grow roses.
Whether you’re a seasoned or new gardener, there’s much you can learn about garden roses!
Add Color to Your Yard With Garden Roses
Are you interested in learning more about roses and how to grow garden roses? Then you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading for tips on how to grow and take care of rose bushes in your garden.
There’s nothing quite like the smell and texture of a rose bloom in your hand. But did you know growing garden roses yourself can add so much more than fragrance and color to your garden?
Saving money on flowers from the florist or grocery store and growing your own roses may be easier than you think!
Read on for helpful info on how to grow garden roses at home.
Roses Grow Best In:
Before ordering roses, choose the optimal location for your new rosebed. At least six hours of daily direct sunlight is recommended. The ideal site has both water and enough drainage.
If the soil is very clayey or sandy, compost can be used to improve its structure and texture. Garden centers offer packaged compost, topsoil, and other soil amendments for sale. After selecting a garden location, improve the soil using rose-bed amendments.
Roses require consistent watering, particularly throughout the summer. It is very difficult to overwater a rose. However, their roots will not enjoy prolonged exposure to cold water.
Throughout the growing season, roses grown in containers should be given daily waterings. Roses that have just been planted will also need to be watered every day until their roots grow.
Roses that aren’t watered enough can get sick and be stressed out if they don’t get enough water.
Roses require periodic fertilization. Add compost to the planting hole and liquid fertilizer a month later when planting roses. Feed elder plants when their spring growth measures six inches. Feed your roses every two to three weeks until late summer.
Before and after feeding, hydrate dry roses with water. This increases nutrition absorption and decreases root damage. Stop fertilizing eight weeks before to the first frost in order to protect new growth.
Wait until the forsythia blooms to prune roses to minimize size, boost spring growth, and rejuvenate the shrub.
Remove dead or diseased growth any time, but avoid heavy pruning from late summer through early winter, when shrubs are dormant. Deadheading keeps plants blooming longer.
Climbing roses are commonly pruned incorrectly. Old-fashioned and heirloom climbing roses bloom on old growth and should be clipped after blooming. Remove crossing, rubbing, and lengthy branches from climbing roses. Trim the side shoots to 1-2 inches.
Learn more here about growing garden rose varieties.
Blossom With a Homegrown Rose
Growing garden roses are the next best thing to smelling a real rose yet. They are beautiful flowers with many fragrances that make your garden even more spectacular.
Their bold and beautiful colors can add something perfect for a home with a modern or rustic theme. This can make a perfect present for the people you love.
Read below to find out how you can successfully grow them at home from our gardeners’ guide.