As Shakespeare once wrote, ""A rose by any other name would smell as sweet." We couldn't agree more! What's better than the sweet scent of flowers wafting through the Summer breeze? Not much! Roses are in bloom and we're here to give you all the tips & tricks you need to ensure your flowers stay healthy & bloom beautifully every year.
ON PLANTING // Sunlight is a Roses' best friend! They need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day, However, if you live in a hot, dry area, be sure you plant them in an area where they will receive a bit of afternoon shade. Also, make sure to choose a good gardening soil with lots of nutrients to keep your flowers healthy.
ON WATERING // Be sure to water the entire root of your plant, not just the top of the plant or the soil. Roses need an inch of water every week to stay healthy.
ON PRUNING // Pruning is SO important for your Roses! It's a crucial step that many people tend to skip. When pruning, take extra care to cut off dead or damaged parts of the bush 1/4 an inch above a leaf bud to keep it healthy. The best time to prune? Early Spring.
ON WINTER PREP // Winter time calls for prep, too! Stop fertilizing your roses 6 months before the first frost. Fight the urge to prune the wilting flowers at this time because it will encourage new growth and kill the bush during the cold months. Once most or all of the leaves have fallen off the bush, cover it with about 10 inches of mulch. Extreme winters call for bushes to be wrapped in burlap.
Whether you're new to the world of maintaining Roses, or a veteran if these beautiful bushes, there's always something new to learn about these lovely plants! We're still deciding which color we must have in our garden.. What about you? Happy Gardening!