There’s no need to be a master gardener to grow Roses like a pro! Unlike the old-fashioned fussy varieties from ages ago, modern varieties are hardy, adaptable and thrive on neglect. Especially when you select the right variety for your unique climate and conditions.
Modern Roses, and a few old fashioned that have stood the test of time, have been bred with hardiness, disease resistance, drought tolerance and the non-stop bloom that modern gardeners have come to expect from their landscaping plants!
The stigma Roses have had from days past has been erased with today’s new selections!
All Roses are easy to grow, especially modern varieties - all you have to do is plant them in the right environment. Here’s a quick breakdown of what they need to thrive:
If there’s one thing they dislike, it’s too much shade. You’ll get more blooms in a sunny area, ideally with 5 hours or more of direct sunlight, favoring the leaf-drying power of the morning sun. Only provide light afternoon shade if you live in a very hot climate.
Roses need deep watering to keep them stress-free but also like to dry out a bit between waterings. Soggy soil smothers roots and leaves them susceptible to mold and diseases. Water at the roots and avoid overhead watering, let Mother Nature do that. Learn more about the Finger Test!
Not requiring as much fertilizer as you’d think, they still appreciate feeding once a month during the growing season. Pick a fertilizer meant for Roses to keep those blooms coming!
Avoid planting in low areas, surrounded by large shrubs, and avoid overcrowding to allow airflow. Keep an open center free of dead leaves. Doing this prevents mold, mildew, black spot, and bacterial infection from spreading.
Apply plenty of mulch to your beds. It keeps the soil temperature regulated, prevents weeds, and stops excess moisture loss. Don’t pile it up around the crown, except in winter when providing cold protection.
Roses have the unfortunate reputation of being difficult, but these special plants - beloved for millennia - can be a wonderfully carefree addition to your garden. No formal garden is needed to highlight their beauty! With a wide range of height and shape options, in addition to a fantastically wide array of colors!
For a bit of inspiration, here are some of the best and easiest care varieties available for you:
These have all been bred with hardiness, disease resistance, easy-care, drought tolerance and the non-stop bloom that modern Rose gardeners expect from their landscaping plants!
Each includes a Shrub Rose, Climbing, Groundcover and Specimen Rose to complete your garden!
Water at the root zone and only if they need it. Provide air circulation and morning sun to dry the leaves.
Protecting the roots and crown from a frigid winter means richly organic soil and lots of mulch. Loosely pile a foot of mulch over the canes after your Rose has gone dormant and don't trim them until early spring. Site your plants in the full sun. Situating near a rock or wall with full sun exposure creates a microclimate that warms the soil more than other areas.
High moisture means more fungal and bacterial issues, so provide morning sun and air circulation. Keep dead leaves away and only water at the roots.
Moisture-retaining, highly organic soil, mulch, and drip irrigation helps your Roses thrive! Consistent, deep moisture is crucial throughout the establishment period!
Whether you are planting along the roadside that gets salted during winters, or you live on the coast where the ocean spray creates a high saline environment, these are up for the challenge!
From small lots, city balconies, to hot landscapes, the classic beauty combined with the built-in adaptability helps modern Rose bushes thrive in any setting!
For the same cost as a short-lived bouquet, you can plant bush after bush and enjoy entire seasons of blooms for many years!
So now there are no excuses for you to get started growing your own Roses! Regardless of where you are and how much space you have, there’s a Rose for you! Head over to NatureHills.com today and get growing!