For those who are planning to put up a garden on their homes is also sketching what flowers would they place in it. The most romantic garden would contain roses in it. If you’re one of those beginner gardeners who are thinking twice about planting a rose because it’s too much work, you may get surprised to know that caring for roses, though there may be a lot of work to do just for preparing the soil, is actually easier than caring for other flowers.
Caring for roses may be a bit more complicated than caring for other flowers like sunflowers and lavender. With roses, even the pruning, or the cutting of the unwanted twigs and branches requires special care. Pruning a rose should only measure about one-fourth of an inch. The cut should be above the outward-facing bud. The angle is also considered. Pruning a rose should be at an angle of 45 degrees. Also, pruning should be done either in late fall or early spring.
Caring for roses starts with the ground. First, you have to remove all suckers that have developed such as deadwood. Produce three or four wood that would serve as a support for the rose. The length of the support canes depends on the condition of the rose. If it’s a young rose or a wimpy rose you’re about to plant, support measuring six inches would be enough. However, if the rose is in perfect condition, the support should measure a foot high.
Different types of roses have specific caring methods. Pruning Floribundas should be done lightly. In order to prevent the entanglement of climbers, the new canes that spring should be cut right away. If you want your roses in shrubs to produce more flowers, prune them every fall.
Feeding roses would need you sacks and sacks of phosphorus as roses consume much food. If you want the ground of your rose to be wet and fertilized at a longer time so they would have more water to drink and more fertilizer to nourish them, improve the soil by mulching. Feed your soil with organic materials such as manure and mushroom compost. Wood chips and barks that are poorly composted are discouraged because they will compete with the rose with soil nutrients. Also, do not plant roses close to each other.
Caring for roses may sound harder than caring for sunflowers and lavenders. Sunflowers only need supports since the only threat for them is breaking from swaying with the wind. Lavenders can survive without too much water. Perhaps the flower that it can compete against the title of the most difficult plant to take care of is the orchid. With orchids, even watering has some intrinsic procedures since improper spraying of water to it will expose it to fungus. You should also keep watch of the temperature when taking care of orchids.