Friday, May 6, 2016
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Growing Roses is easier than you think. Roses have been around for millions of years yet they sometimes get a bad rap as finicky to grow, not true! Let us break it down for you and show you how easy it is to enjoy these beautiful blooms in your garden.

First you want to decide what kind of rose is best for you;

Floribunda Rose

Floribunda

The bright colours of the Floribunda rose offer smaller delicate blooms that flower in clusters and bloom all season long. These roses have large blooms on long stems and flower in singles and clusters depending on the variety. Grandiflora roses make for great cut flowers.

Hybrid Tea Rose

Hybrid Tea

This is the variety you find most often in bouquets. Hybrid Teas have a long stem with a large flower, and also make for beautiful cut flower arrangements.

Grandiflora Rose

Grandiflora

Grandiflora roses blend the best traits of hybrid teas and floribundas. They produce the same elegantly shaped blooms as hybrid teas, but in long-stemmed clusters that continually repeat, like floribundas. The plants tend to be tall (up to 7 feet), hardy, and disease-resistant.

David Austin Roses

David Austin Roses

David Austin® Roses are hybrids of old and modern garden roses. They achieve a wonderful fragrance, and charm of the old-style blooms combined with the repeat flowering and wide color range of modern roses. Some are extra vigorous in warm areas as very large shrubs and some may become semi-climbers.

Flower Carpet Rose

Shrub Roses

Great for your landscape! Whether it is to fill a space or for privacy, these repeat bloomers are easy to care for and will give you flowers throughout the season. They are low maintenance and provide great colour with a minimal amount of time and effort. Shrub roses are usually rounded in shape and are a fabulous addition to any garden. There are many different types of shrub roses including Flower Carpet Roses, Meidiland Roses and the generic Landscape Roses.

Wild Roses

This rose is not shy! With a magnificent fragrance and large growing habit Wild Roses will be a feature in your garden. While the flowers are smaller and slightly different from your flower shop rose they are prolific bloomers and a show stopper. Wild Roses bloom once a year and leave behind beautiful coloured rose hips.

Companion Plants for Roses

Most of the modern roses are bred to resist diseases but here are some companions to the rose that will help keep critters away. Anything in the Allium family- Onions, Garlic, Chives will keep away the aphids. Tomatoes and Garlic to deter mildew and black spot. Geraniums, Parsley and Catnip to fend off the Japanese Rose Beetle. Although you may want to skip the catnip if you don’t want all the neighbourhood cats having their own garden party in your yard.

With that said, Roses like their space. The best Roses are planted with lots of light and air circulation. Keep the companion plants a reasonable distance away from the Rose for best results.

Rose Growing Tips

Rose Growing Tips

Now for your top tips for planting and caring for your roses, like I said it is easier than you think. Choose your spot well- roses need at least 6 hours of sun a day but will take more if they can get it. Dig a hole twice the size of your root ball, mix in some compost soil and add water.

Once planted water it in well. Always water at the base of your rose, never overhead. Rose leaves like to stay dry, black spot can occur if you water the leaves. Soaker hoses are a great way to water deeply without water waste.

Plant for the size it will be, your rose may be small now but don’t forget it will grow. The tag that comes with your rose will tell you the dimensions of the plant, roses like some air so give it some space. Deadhead your roses to encourage repeat blooms and to keep the air flowing through the plant. Cut the stem at the nearest leaf.

Fertilize every six weeks or so. Whether you choose to fertilize with compost or fertilizer your rose likes to be fed a 2-3 times each season. Our Garden Pro Rose Food is excellent, ready to use product for your Roses. Stop fertilizing 6 weeks before the first frost.

Garden Pro Rose Fertilizer

Pruning Roses

Prune in the early spring when you see the Forsythia’s blooming. An easy guide is 3-3-3, prune your rose by a 3rd in the 3rd week of the 3rd month. That is it! Time to choose your rose and enjoy!

Suvan Breen


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