How to plant, grow and prune roses: The best roses guide
In this article you will learn how to plant, grow and prune roses - in other words: how to fully take care of your own beautiful roses. Read the full guide until the end and take notes, if needed. You will find the most important steps and tricks that will help you in your flower and rose caring. We do not explain the process in a lot of details, but the guide has included erything you actually need to know in order to plant, grow and prune your roses.
How to plant roses
Roses are a great first plant to try and start with.
You should have a space and place where to plant your roses. If you do not have a garden area of your own, then ask a florist to recomment a small type or rose and plant it in a pot. Sun is very important, as well as the flower food and the method of planting you use. Keep reading below and follow the main 10 steps one by one and very carefully.
The main 10 steps when planting roses are:
Choose a spot where you have a display of full Sun!
Dig a whole big enough to cover the rose’s roots (15 - 18 inch.);
Fertilize the soil with a general fertilizer. Add enough so you can plant the roses' bulbs or grown roots of the flower;
DO NOT use fungi when using fertilizers;
Reach a PH level between 5.5 up to 7.0;
Leave air around the roots, so they do not get fungal or pests inside;
Use gloves when working;
Spread the roots evenly;
Water deeply inside;
Cover them with soil and put some mulch on top;
Water weekly and fertilize with special fertilizers when seasons change. Ask your florists for more information on the necessary fertilizers;
Never compromise one of the steps above and feel free copy the steps on a separate paper. It is a good practice to buy what you will need prior to starting to plant roses. Missing a fretilizer, for example, would make your effort a waste and you would have to start all over again. Always check the PH level of the soil!
When to plant roses
Plant in Autumn when the ground is still warm enough so the bulbs can start growing in the ground and the roots dig deep inside, so they make proper contact with the soil.
How to grow roses
Growing takes most of the time caring and checking. You have to provide good soil, quality flower food, watering when needed and protecting them from bad weather or parasites.
Use fertilizers every spring - 100 grams per square meter would be enough;
Choose the type of the fertilizers according to the specific rose you are growing and the conditions you are in. Ask a florists to recommend;
Watering when in drying spell in summer is a must; Never miss this step or on of the others out, if you do not want your roses to suddenly die out.
How to prune roses
Pruning is easy and simple. There aren't any specificities along the way. You have to do a regular check for dead leaves, damaged parts of the roses or parasites that have or might eat up your rose flowers. In any case you have two main thing to do while pruning.
You should remove:
dead or yellow, damaged growths;
When should you prune roses
You should prune your roses the first year after the blooming period has finished. This usually happens during late Autumn or Winter, if roses bloomed Spring or Summer. You can also prune your roses prior to them blooming in early Spring.
When do roses bloom
Different types of roses bloom differently. You have to ask a florist what type of rose should you according to the time you want to plant it. You cannot buy a rose that need planting in Spring and plant it in late Autumn.
Most Roses bloom during Spring up to Fall time when there is enough Sun and warmth for them to feed and gain energy from nature and the surroundings.
Different roses and ones taken care of in house can also bloom twice a year, but rarely. If you know a species that does it, it is advisable to buy and plant it in early Spring when the soils has become a little warmer from the cold winter days and night.
How long do roses last
There are two aspects of how long roses could last and it all depends, if they are freshly cut or not.
Freshly cut flowers last at least 7 days up to two weeks when taken care of preserving freshly cut flowers;
Blooming flowers in a pot or the soil will last at least a month after their first bloom;
The list of rose species is long and represents indigenous varieties from all over the world. They all come in different sizes or blossoms, different colors and even differences in the petal shape (and therefore shape of the bloom) can be seen. From North America to China, North Africa to India, roses are everywhere.
What do the color of roses mean
Roses are thought to be one of the most romantic flowers for expressing love and affection.
They are suitable for expressing many things and their colors can help you in doing that. Keep reading below to find out what the colors of roses mean.
Roses are the top bought flowers in the world, recognized by anyone and everywhere. The rose is considered to be the most romantic flower and it’s given for a variety of occasions.
The white rose is a magical flower – it is perfect for Mother’s Day, anniversaries, engagement parties, weddings and every other occasion when you need to pay respect and show that you care for somebody.
The white rose represents youth, freshness and true love. It is also a symbol of innocence and spirituality. The divine look of the white rose makes it one of the most popular flowers in the world.
Red roses – those classic, pretty blossoms – mean passion and love. But have you considered the signal that orange roses can send? They will shout your desire and explain your enthusiasm with no words at all. Other colours such as lavender, coral, peach, and certain combinations are also important symbols of our strongest feelings.
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Pink roses are pleasant, and a bit more demure than bright or dark red. They mean admiration and are associated with gentleness and grace. They are the perfect way to say, “Thank you” for a kind gesture or a thoughtful gift. Even with pink roses, there is room to play with the sentiment; darker hues will signify gratitude, while lighter shades can be used for sympathy, sweetness and joy.
Everyone knows that yellow roses are the symbols of friendship, but there are other signals that they can give off as well. If you want to let someone know how much you care about him or her, say it with a vibrant bouquet of bright yellow roses. They are the perfect gift to give to signify a new beginning or to denote fond remembrances.
Orange flowers and the color orange are typically a very positive and energizing color, so any flower in orange tones will have the same effect on people.
Orange roses can symbolize positivity, affection and friendship or why not falling in love?
They can also evoke excitement of an upcoming event, celebration, anniversary or a surprise.
Yellow roses are of a different meaning and usually symbolise friendship. They are the roses that have NO romantic purposes whatsoever and cannot mean anything concerning love and romantic relationships.
Yellow might also mean jealousy, but is also the color of the Sun, so giving yellow roses is also a sign of positivism and good luck, especially, if combined with green or orange tones.
No matter what types of roses you buy it is always worth it to send someone roses, buy roses and look after roses in your home or the office. They will make the atmosphere more pleasant and vibrant. You can even learn how to grow your own shrub roses.
This is one of the most popular, most beautiful and royal flowers of them all and there is absolutely a point in that.
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What is the best month to plant roses?
Plant in Autumn, preferably September, when the ground is still warm enough.
How do you plant a rose plant?
You need to soak your roses' roots in water for 5 hours. Then dig a wholes that are 15 - 18 inch apart. Fertilize the soil. Spread the roots evenly and water deeply. Leave air around the roots.
How do you prepare soil for roses?
You need to fertilize the soil. Reach and keep a PH level between 5.5 up to 7.0. Then water.
How deep should I plant roses?
Holes should be as deep as 16 inches or as deep as they are wide.
Where should you not plant roses?
You should not plant roses near any big plants, trees and grass. They might eat all the fertilizers and nutrients and leave your roses dying or even not growing.
Are coffee grounds good for roses?
This method has been used only by professional florists and gardeners. You might possibly burn your flowers and their roots by using coffee grounds. If you are going to do it, advice with specialists in shops, forums or Horticulture societies.
How often should roses be watered?
They should be watered 3 times a week. Make sure your pots or flower beds are draining and always check, if the roses' soil is wet or a little moist.
What is the best soil mix for roses?
The right PH level is important for roses. Add mixture of your soils and measure its PH. If high, add aluminum sulfate or lime. If not working do the soil mix of: one-fourth clay, a half of organic matter and one-fourth of sand and old soil.