There are lots of negative publicity has hounded rose gardening, mostly criticism about the difficulty in growing and keeping them. However, this should not hinder you in developing your own garden. You can easily get accustomed to rose gardening, and the rewards are quite fragrant and beautiful, and extra income– to say the least.
Making a decision on what type of rose to plant is the first step in rose gardening. It is not just about the color; there are lots of other things to decide. You have to get thinking which rose plant to take – bare-root, prepackaged, container-grown, etc. The bare-root rose plants are, of course, available from winter to early spring. They are meant to be sown after the frost thaws over and the ground can be utilized for planting. Prepackaged rose plants have similarity with bare-root rose plants, but they are sold in a box with sawdust or similar material so that the roots can ,maintain some moisture. Then there are rose plants available in containers too, in the early season in spring. These rose plants are generally budding and ready to bloom.
The way roses are planted is similar to that of other plants. You have to make it sure that the soil must be healthy. If you have experience planting shrubs, you are well-qualified to plant any variety of rose plant too, since the method is the same. The area must have proper water drainage system, be adequately sunlit and not be too cramped for the roses. Take away all the dried leaves and the unhealthy shoots before planting. Do not allow the roots too long; trim them. If the rose plant is bare-root, you will need to keep it soaked in water for 10 to 12 hours so that the moisture content in them is regenerated.
The main ingredients needed for growing rose plants are the same as those for other shrubs, but roses might need a little more of everything. They will need to be fertilized more than other plants, and for a longer period of time. You must begin in the beginning of spring, and continue fertilizing till the beginning of fall. However do not fertilize excessively. You will also have to supplement the fertilization with proper irrigation. Roses are very thirsty plants. You will need to completely water the rose bed once every three to four days.
Bear in mind that roses need pruning too. Pruning makes roses bloom better and and makes better for the overall health of the plant. Pruning is done differently for different rose types, and you must follow the suggestions and tips provided when you first buy the plant.
The most needed ingredient for suitable rose gardening is watering. Also, the right kind of fertilizer and the right quantity of it is of absolute importance. Pruning is another aspect of rose gardening which is not just esthetically essential; it adds to the health of the plant too. All this makes rose gardening quite a laborious job, but you can be sure the final reward you get when the roses come out in full bloom will be work every ounce of work you invested in.