Growing roses in your garden is one of the nicest way to make your garden look appealing, interesting, and super romantic as well. Who would not fall in love with roses anyway? They are charming, vibrant, and when grown properly, you can easily turn your garden into your very own relaxing sanctuary.
Roses come in a large variety, you can even grow the ones with long stems, same as the ones you see in flower shops. So why will you settle for roses in bouquets that can only last for days, when you can just grow them in your garden and enjoy them for months?
If you want to know how to grow long stem roses, here are the things that you have to do:
The first thing that you need to do is to source the right variety of roses. You can buy seedlings from nurseries and greenhouses for this. The thing with roses is that it can be quite challenging to grow them. So if you want to do it the easier way, you might want to buy the canes already, so that roots have somehow established already.
The best time of the year to plant roses is during early spring. This will ensure that your roses will have a cool breeze and an equal amount of sunlight. Make sure that your roses will receive at least 6 hours of sunlight during the day. The soil where you intend to plant your roses should also be well draining. This means that the soil has the best ability to absorb the water, and drain it, so that the water will not sit on the ground.
Dig a hole for your canes. The hole should be twice as deep and twice as wide. Place compost around the hole so that your roses will have the best nourishment that they need while they are growing. Plant your roses and make sure to water them at least 1 inch deep, in order for the roots to establish.
Pruning your roses every year is also required. This will prevent unwanted sprouts that will not bear flowers, which will only use up the plant’s energy. You might also want to remove the branches that are too thin, because these branches, although healthy, will not likely produce flowers as well. You should also watch out for branches that is showing spots. This can be an indication of a disease that can kill your plant.
Make sure to wear safety goggles and protective gloves when pruning roses. This is because roses have hard and sharp branches, including big and sharp thorns that can easily scratch your skin.
Adding fertilizers around the area where your rose is planted is also necessary. This will promote growth and abundant production of flowers.
Roses make a beautiful and super romantic garden. It can easily catch anyone’s attention. Not to mention, roses have a distinct appealing fragrance too, which can surround your garden for a more relaxing and aromatic experience.
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