Tips on Growing Roses
Posted February 17, 2011on:
Roses are very beautiful flowers and come in different colors. That’s why they are the most dearly loved flowers all over the world. People present rose to their loved ones for expressing love, friendship and compassion. Due to their loveliness and grace, some people want to grow these flowers in their home garden but find it complex and difficult to grow them properly. Keeping this in mind, I am giving some tips on growing rose flowers easily.
It is better to water the roses early in the morning or in afternoon. Roses are among one of the flowers that like good drainage but in spite of this, they require a lot of water during their growing season. Special care has to be taken during drought as at this time they require to be soaked at least twice a week. While watering, keep in mind that water should be given to the soil so that the spray on the leaves is not washed away with water.
Roses require a lot of sunlight. Make sure that flowers get sunlight for 4 to 6 hours daily for their better growth. Rose plants also require proper air circulation so they should not be planted in a location that is crowded by other plants. For climber rose plants, make strong fences to provide them proper space to grow.
Also consider that the soil of the planting location is good enough for the rose plants. Roses require a soil having a PH from 5.5 to 6.5. Moreover roses grow well in clay soil having a reasonable amount of organic matter.
Fertilizers should be provided to rose plants twice a year; once before autumn blossom and once before spring bloom. For this it is recommended to use chemical fertilizers according to the directions given on the packets of fertilizers.
Pruning of rose flowers is done twice; once at the time of planting and once after the plants have been established. At planting time, the top of plant should be cut 4 to 5 inches above the ground leaving three sturdy branches. Although this pruning seems to be severe, it is better for healthy growth. This pruning should be done only if you are planting in spring. But if you are planting them in fall, there is no need to prune them severely.
As a mentioned above, pruning is also done after the plants are established. So at this time, cut them 4 to 6 inches above the ground. This pruning is done in early spring leaving those branches which are strong and healthy.
You should also protect your rose plant from getting any diseases. So it is recommended to spray them regularly from the time the first leave begin to develop.
These were some of the tips on growing rose flowers. I hope you will find them quite beneficial and interesting.