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Growing rose bushes in home garden is very popular among home gardeners but some people live in small apartments and don’t have enough space to make a garden and grow rose bushes there. Are you also among one of them? Do you also want to grow rose bushes in your home? Don’t worry as rose bushes can also be grown indoors. Here I will explain you how it would become possible:

  • Select an appropriate container in which you will grow your rose bush. For this, shape and style of container is not as important to be considered as its depth so make sure that container is 14 inch deep to provide sufficient space for roots to spread. Rose bush roots get rotten if there is not proper drainage so while selecting container, watch that it has drainage holes.
  • Take a bucket and mix one part of bleach with four parts of water. Now pour that mixture into cleaned container and wash it from inside. After that you can rinse container with water.
  • Prepare potting mixture by taking equal amounts of mulch, peat moss and sterile potting soil. After filling the container half full with this mixture, shift rose from nursery container to your own rose container. Potting mixture should be added to flower container until rose roots are covered making sure that bud remains above soil.
  • Potting mixture should be watered thoroughly until water runs from drainage holes of container. Watering is necessary as it helps potting mixture to settle. Now add more potting mixture to level it under bud union of rose bush. After that you are required to cover top of soil with one inch layer of mulch to retain soil’s moisture. Now place container in sunny location so that it might receive sunlight required for its proper growth.
  • Rose bush should be watered daily until red leaves are developed because red leaves indicate new growth. Then water rose bush once a week by pouring water on to potting mixture until you see water coming out of drainage holes.
  • Pruning rose bushes at proper time is also important so when you see spent blossoms and faded leaves, remove them. Sharp gardening shears should be used for this purpose otherwise you will cause damage to rose canes. Some people add rose cuttings to compost which is wrong and should be avoided.

These were some simple and easy steps which you can follow to grow rose bush indoors and make your house elegant and fragrant.

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Do you want to grow rose bushes in your garden from seeds? If yes then you will have to be very patient and lucky because growing rose bushes from seeds is somewhat tricky and difficult. But once you will succeed in growing rose bushes from seeds, you will come to know that it was quite enjoyable. I have also grown a rose bush from seeds in my home garden after making complete research on this matter. During my research, I found a number of useful instructions and tips which I want to share with you:

  • Before starting, you are required to perform a float test so place seeds in a cup of water. Seeds that float on the top are not workable so you can throw them away. Only those seeds are best that sink to bottom of cup.
  • You will require drying seeds by scattering them on a towel. Rub the pulp away from seeds using a small brush.
  • When I planted a rose bush from seeds, I stratified them for their better growth. You are required to do the same. In order to stratify seeds, place them on paper towel. Make sure that paper towel has been soaked in a solution having half water and half peroxide as it is necessary to avoid mold from occurring. Fold the towel so that seeds remain inside it and then put it into a resealable bag. Now place this bag into refrigerator after setting temperature at 34 or 38 degree Fahrenheit and keep seeds in refrigerator for approximately 6 to 10 weeks.
  • For your convenience, I will recommend you another method of stratifying seeds. All you need to do is to place seeds in a tray containing potting soil. Now cover that tray and keep it in fridge for a couple of weeks.
  • You will also require preparing a potting soil mixture that proves to be perfect for growth of roses. You can do so by filling pots with half vermiculite and half disinfected potting soil. Now push seeds down in the soil about 1 inch and place the pot in direct sunlight. Water the soil when you feel that it has become dry. You will see that seeds will begin to sprout in approximately 6 weeks.
  • When your seedlings have grown a couple of inches tall, transfer them into separate pots. This process is quite delicate so make sure that roots of plants are not touched by your hands. You can use a spoon either.
  • After transplantation, you will apply fertilizer. Choose a variety that can be either sprinkled or applied by making its solution in water. I selected that type of fertilizer that contained more phosphorus as compared to nitrogen and potassium. As far as quantity that needs to be applied is concerned, you can get that information on the packet of fertilizer. Apply fertilizer to rose bush in spring, summer and a few weeks before snow fall.

The above mentioned tips are the same which I followed while growing rose bushes in my garden and you can also take help from these and have a flourishing rose bush to attract your guests towards your boring garden.