If you think that growing a rose garden is difficult, then you are correct. It entails not only care but knowledge and skills to ensure your roses will grow wonderfully and beautifully.
To help you, here are 10 essential rules you should always remember:
Bare Roots or Potted Rose
You’ll be safer with a potted rose, if you are a newbie. But if you are up for a challenge, then you’ll have more varieties with a bare root garden.
To ensure it will grow, soak it overnight in water before planting it in the ground. You should also ensure that these roots remain moist for the first few months after planting it.
So, if this something beyond what you can do, go stick with the potted or container rose.
Limit your variety of roses
In as much as your garden will look more beautiful with variety of roses, it isn’t a wise thing to do especially for beginners.
If you are looking for the best varieties to begin with, you may start with these:
- Sally Holmes
- Little Mischief
- Flower Carpet Pink
- Roald Dahl
- Cinco de Mayo
- Double Delight
- Ebb Tide
- Red Eden
- Double Knock Out
- The Fairy
- Mellow Yellow
- Oh My!
However, ensure that you dig deep when planting your roses and give it at least 3 feet spaces apart.
Choose the right site
For rose bushes, the perfect site for it to grow and thrive is where there will be lots of sunshine and with a south or west-facing fence that can protect it from the winter freeze. Also, ensure that the soil is rich with organic matter.
Know the perfect time to plant these roses
The ideal season to plant these roses are during the last frost or six weeks before the average first frost happens in your area. This will give the roots enough time to burrow before it goes dormant during the winter season.
Get rid of the pests
Roses are prone to diseases, so as a beginner choose variety that are less prone to diseases.
Labeling is Important
To know the best type of roses to choose for your garden, look at its labels. After making your selections, be sure to label each plant so you know what you planted especially after a few years go by! Here’s a hint that we like to provide, and that’s ‘double labeling.’ In addition to labeling the front, make a duplicate for the back side. We’ve had customers do this and really appreciated the suggestion because we don’t always get the new replacement printed label on before it’s deteriorated 😊 Feel free to check out plant markers from MCG BioMarkers®. Click here.