10 Tips for Successful Rose Planting

Written by Kathy Burns-Millyard

Planting roses isn't actually complicated, as long as you have some good advice and tips to start with...

1. Check with your local gardening center or florist forrepparttar best type of roses to grow in you climate. If you are a novice, you should look fo? disease resistant types of roses because they require a lot less maintenance.

2. When planting roses, you want to pick a spot that is well lit inrepparttar 113420 morning. You also want an area that is sunlit for at least 6 hours a day. Roses need a great deal of light if they are to grow properly. If you live in a really hot climate though, you'll probably getrepparttar 113421 best results by not planting your roses in direct sunlight.

3. Pick an area that has plenty of well drained soil. Great soil has a PH level whererepparttar 113422 amount of acid inrepparttar 113423 soil is at about 5.5-7.0. You can get a testing kit for your soil at any garden center.

4. Organic matter like manure or lime helps to nourishrepparttar 113424 roots of your roses. You should soakrepparttar 113425 roots in water or puddle clay for many minutes, and cut off any root's ends that are broken.

5. The first 3-4 weeks after planting your roses, you should water them often. Usually this is whenrepparttar 113426 top 2 inches of soil is dry. Roses need a lot of hydration and food to remain healthy.

Choosing the Right Roses for your Garden

Written by Kathy Burns-Millyard

There are literally hundreds of types of roses that you can grow in your garden. With such a selection to choose from, it can be extremely difficult to chooserepparttar rose that's right for you. To make this task a bit easier, We've outlined a few important factors you should consider, and explained some ofrepparttar 113419 different types of roses to aid in your search.

Tips on Choosing Roses

1. Color may seem trivial at first glance, but it's usually an important factor to those that want to grow roses. Usually it is simply a matter of personal preference, but you may want to try creating a complimentary color palette for your rose garden.

2. The final growth height of a rose should be considered as it would be unattractive to grow roses that are higher thanrepparttar 113420 area ofrepparttar 113421 garden that it grows in. Some roses can grow to be as high as 20 feet.

3. If you live in an area that is prone to cold winters, you would certainly want a rose that could survive duringrepparttar 113422 off season.

4. If certain fragrances invoke an allergic reaction, you'll want to plant roses that have a softer fragrance thanrepparttar 113423 others.

5. It's smart gardening to learn whatrepparttar 113424 advantages and disadvantages would be if you were to choose certain roses over others.

6. You will want to considerrepparttar 113425 size of your garden space, so that you can ensure proper exposure torepparttar 113426 air and other elements as well.

7. If you are hoping to make your roses into bouquets, you will want to know if they can be cut. Hybrid teas can. Some roses will fall apart atrepparttar 113427 petals if they are cut.

8. You should also consider what other types of flowers or plants you intend on adding torepparttar 113428 rose's environment. You want to add plants and flowers that will not create a damaging environment to your rose's ecosystem.

Some Common Types of Roses

After you get a sense ofrepparttar 113429 type of roses that you would like to plant, you'll naturally want to know which types of roses best fit with your planting ideas. There are too many varieties of roses to list here, but this list covers some ofrepparttar 113430 most popular. You should consult your nearest garden center for advice on whether your choice is fitting to your garden's abilities.

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