Gardening And Caring For Your Roses June 16, 2015 06:18
Rose Growing - There are four important parts to healthy rose growing. It is involves the right soil, irrigation, spacing, and sun. They all work hand-and-hand to product a great rose garden. Find out the exact needs for your roses and then "grow" from there!
Choose Your Rose Bush - There are thousands of rose varieties that you have to choose from. Whether it is hybrid tea roses, mini-roses, frangrant roses, or old-fashioned cabbage roses, you can have the roses of your dreams. Just make sure that you choose what you will enjoy, because after all of the time and work is done, you want to produce the rose bushes that you are satisfied with.
Caring for Your Roses - Caring for your roses requires your regular maintenance. Roses do have pests and diseases that they are prone to, such as black spot, rose chafers, Japanese beetles, and mildew. However, you can prevent these things from ruining your roses, and even avoid them. Roses can be grown organically as well.
Prune Your Roses - Yes, you will have to prune your roses, which is not the most enjoyable part of rose gardening. First, know the type of rose bush you have and learn how to prune it. Here are some basic pruning tips:
- Use clean, sharp tools.
- Look at the overall plant, but begin pruning from the base of the plant.
- Prune to open the center of the plant to light and air circulation.
- Make your cuts at a 45-degree angle, about 1/4 inch above a bud that is facing toward the outside of the plant.
- Make sure it is a clean cut, not ragged
- Remove all broken, dead, dying or diseased wood (Any branches that look dry, shriveled or black. Cut until the inside of the cane is white.)
- Remove any weak or twiggy branches thinner than a pencil.
- If cane borers are a problem in your area, seal the cut with a white glue, such as Elmer’s.
- Remove sucker growth below the graft.
- Remove any remaining foliage.