Browse The Store
||BEAUTIFUL BEGINNINGS FOR ROSE LOVERS
Roses are the most beloved flowers in the world. Unfortunately, many people shy away from raising them for fear that these beauties are as temperamental as they are lovely. Never fear! Given a little care and lots of love, your rose garden will soon become a sea of fragrance and petals.
When to Plant, What to Choose
The idea planting time for roses in most regions of the country is early spring, when the soil is workable and the roses are still dormant.
Location, Location, Location!
For roses, the most important thing is a sunny location. Roses need at least 6 hours per day, and morning sun is essential for burning off potentially harmful dew.
Before you plant, prepare the soil for your roses’ “homecoming.” The soil should be rich and loamy, yet well-drained. Soil that is neutral or slightly acidic, with pH measuring between 6 and 6.8 is ideal.
Watch their Diet
Roses are big feeders that need a steady supply of water and nutrients to keep them healthy and vigorous.
Bullies and Disease-Potential for Disaster
Of all the pests and diseases that can harm tender roses, the most common to look for are aphids and black spot.
You may want to contact local rose or gardening clubs to inquire about membership. You can learn more about growing roses in your region of the country from a local expert.