Planting Roses.

If you acquire a rose bush to grow it in your garden or your container, the foremost thing is to ensure that you don’t allow it to dry out even before you plant it. Make sure that the plant does not dehydrate before you place it in the planting hole and water it properly. When … Continue reading Planting Roses.

The Magic Of Manure For Roses.

The composition of ingested foods is changed as they pass through the digestive tracts of animals. Freshly obtained manure contains elevated proportions of ammonia and, to some extent this is the reason why fresh manure has such a pungent smell. In addition, ammonia contains elevated amounts of nitrogen, which is easily available to the plants when we … Continue reading The Magic Of Manure For Roses.

Roses – Sun, Humidity, And Spacing.

As in the case of any other plant, the conditions in which you grow your roses largely contribute to their success. Nearly all varieties of roses require direct sunlight for no less than six hours daily. In addition, they require a fertile soil having an excellent drainage system and sufficient space for robust growth. Besides, you also … Continue reading Roses – Sun, Humidity, And Spacing.

Watering Roses.

Watering is a vital aspect of growing roses successfully. These plants require sufficient water to grow robustly and achieve their utmost size and health as well as produce large and enduring blooms having vibrant colors and wonderful substance - dense and robust petals. If your area receives balanced and sufficient rainfall, you need not provide the plants … Continue reading Watering Roses.

Roses And Soil.

Soils provide anchorage as well as sustenance to plants. The growth of your roses will largely depend on the soil in which they are grown. Therefore, it is very important for you to ensure that the soil you are using to grow your roses is appropriate for the plants. It is also important for you to … Continue reading Roses And Soil.

Roses And Weeds.

Growing roses require some effort and extra care. For instance, if you wish to take delight in the exquisiteness of roses, it is essential to plant them properly and at the right time, prune them as and when necessary as well as water and feed the plants adequately. Last, but not the least important, you also need … Continue reading Roses And Weeds.

Grafting And Hybridizing Of Roses.

In this section, we will be discussing the two methods of propagating roses - grafting and hybridizing, their techniques and benefits. Grafting Precisely speaking, both grafting and budding complete the same job, but they involve different techniques. In the case of budding, you place a bud below the bark of the plant on which you … Continue reading Grafting And Hybridizing Of Roses.

Starting Roses From Seeds.

The oldest method of propagating roses is from their seeds. This method of propagating roses is very easy and also does not require much equipment. You just require pots/ containers, sowing flats and, if possible, fluorescent or greenhouse lights. However, if you don’t have a greenhouse or access to one, you can also germinate the rose … Continue reading Starting Roses From Seeds.

Moss Roses.

The first Moss rose apparently emerged as a sport from a Centifolia prior to the mid-eighteenth century. In the early nineteenth century, a few single-flowered forms appeared in their ranks, enabling a few hybridists to cross them with hybrids from other groups in an attempt to prolong their flowering period, but this was soon discontinued. … Continue reading Moss Roses.

Maintenance Pruning Of Roses.

Early spring or late fall is the best time to undertake pruning of your roses, as pruning done during these periods is usually very successful. If you want to undertake to prune at the end of fall, it is advisable that you wait till the color of the leaves begins to change and the leaves … Continue reading Maintenance Pruning Of Roses.