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.

Watering Your Orchids

Written by Bob Roy

Watering Your Orchids

Once you getrepparttar hang of it you will be a pro at watering. Most orchid plants are epiphytes (air plants) and we are used to watering plants in soil. Air plants have pseudo pods which take uprepparttar 113418 water and hold it forrepparttar 113419 plants to drink. The root system looks dry but may not be. If there is enough water you will noticerepparttar 113420 roots have plumb looking parts which arerepparttar 113421 pseudo pods.

Here are some guidelines that you can use for watering:

water more often if water less often if
there is more light the is less lights
temperatures are higher temperatures are lower
humidity is lower humidity is lower
there is more air movement less air movement
plant has thin leaves and growth plant has thick leaves and growth
it is mounted on a slab or in a basket it is in a pot

Over watering isrepparttar 113422 most common mistake of beginners. The plant shows water which may e coveringrepparttar 113423 root system. If this occurs it meansrepparttar 113424 roots are not gettingrepparttar 113425 oxygen it needs and may go on to die. You will also notice some ofrepparttar 113426 leaves may be turning yellow and drop off (also a sign of under watering). The pseudo pods will have furrows which runrepparttar 113427 length of them. The leaves will become thinner, won't fully expand and will wilt.

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