Rose Plant Information and Care
Rose shrubs, climbing roses, and patio roses can fill your garden beautiful flowers and aroma. The scent of the rose flower is almost unexplainable but usually a bit sweet and fresh. A rose is a woody perennial plant, so their trunk and branches become thicker, harder, and darker over the years. Roses are easy to grow, have thorns known as prickles, and lose their leaves in the winter.
Shrub roses are small to midsize plants. Plant them along the border of your garden, such as in front of taller hedge plants that act as a background. Arrange smaller plants, like Japanese boxwood, succulents, or groundcover in front of roses as a foreground. Bushes are relatively easy to care. Cut shrubs back to promote more branches and flowers.
There are many forms of roses. Train Climbing roses to grow and cover a trellis or fence. Or maybe use patio tree roses as a formal plant. Locate them symmetrically along a walkway or entrance to create a gateway.
Our White and Hybrid Tea Roses for sale are classic and renowned for their looks, colors, and scents.
Planting and Care
Properly trim to maintain the size and shape of plant you desire. Roses leaf out and begin to flower in the early spring. Therefore, Spring is the most critical time to feed a rose plant. Use a high quality rose fertilizer from a reputable company. Use the amount of fertilizer listed fertilizer bags label.
Fungus maybe the most common problems of roses. Spray your plants bi-weekly starting in the spring to prevent and control fungi like powdery mildew, rust, and blackspot. We recommend a Bordeaux mixture, liqui-cop (liquid copper), and neem oil as organic fungicides. Baking soda, lite detergents, and cooking oil are also everyday household products that can treat plant fungi. Mix with water and spray the plant bi-weekly as a routine to prevent or treat insects and disease.
Most of all it is important not to water too frequently. Provide deep water but infrequently. As a result, the plant stays well hydrated, but not too wet for spores to thrive. Do not water in the winter while the plant is dormant. Begin to deeply water your plants weekly once they leaf out in the Spring. Increase the frequency to 2 – 3 times per week in the warm Summer depending on the soil, climate, and plants health. Follow these basic tips and grow beautiful roses.
Plant Care Information
The basics of integrated pest management is cleanliness and the use of a combination of methods. This means we use an organic pesticide when the pest population reaches a threshold that requires action. Horticultural oils such as Neem oil is an organic pesticide that controls tiny, soft bodied insects. Use organic Bordeaux and Liqui-cop to manage fungus causing diseases such as powdery mildew, rust, and leaf-curls.
Keep a clean environment, free of weeds and dropped fruit that host insects or attract animals. Harvest when fruit reaches size and store indoors. Use repellants and bird netting to protect your harvest from other animals.