Gardening Roses

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Rose Gardening For Beginners

(Rose Gardening Tips For Beginners)

Guidelines for beginners on rose gardening


Cultivating roses is not at all a difficult or a complex task. Anybody can grow flowers using the guidelines given below and have a beautiful rose garden in your backyard. 


Healthy plant buying:


The foremost thing to insider when growing roses is the stock. Buy some healthy and best rose plants or bushes according to your budget. The old garden variety or the miniature roses grow on their own roots, while the hybrid teas are cultivated by grafting on the root stock. Therefore it is vital that you choose them carefully. The plants should have at least three canes from the bulb of the rose base. The cane should be 8 – 12 inches in length and ¼ inch wide.


Correct planting:


The rose plant needs at least 6 hours of sunlight daily and if possible the morning light. Even the rose bed should contain organic material so that the soil is loose to drain out the excess water. The holes should be deep with a 6 to 9 inch deep from the bottom of roots. At the time of planting the soil should be mixed with some rose fertilizers and sufficient watering must be done.


Watering and feeding: 


Roses need a great deal feed. The roses should be fed with fertilizers at least thrice a year, first during the spring before the production of buds, second, in summer when the first bloom is complete, third in late fall for the bushes to survive in the cold weather. A lot of gardeners feed the roses every 4 to 6 weeks. Watering is essential for roses as they require plenty of water. A deep soak should be done for about 30 - 60 minutes as required.


How to prune:


Pruning the roses is done by thinning them so as to increase the airflow and pass the sunlight inside or simply cut back the cane tips till you have good buds.


Check growth of diseases and bugs:


Not only the cold temperatures, but also the crowded soil is responsible for damaging the rose bushes. A weekly check up is necessary for the prevention of blight, black spot or mildew. Certain measures also should be taken to control the aphids, pests and cane borers. Get rid of any unwanted blooms especially those that are damaged.


Maintenance during summer:


Spent flowers should be cleared away and an application of mulch is needed to check the growth of weeds and to retain the moisture in the rose bed.


Maintenance in winter:


The cold temperatures are bad for rose plants, care should be started during the late fall and before first frost. Cleanliness should be followed regarding dried leaves or spent flowers. Clean up the diseases stalks or canes and feed fertilizers as needed. Gather oil around the plant and add mulch on top layer for protection.


Now that you know how to grow roses, and follow these steps you will soon have a rich and beautiful rose garden. 


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