Rose Gardening

Posted by Johnathon Montgomery on Nov 23, 2014 in General | 0 comments

Gardening is practiced and loved by many. Gardening offers many benefits like it acts as an anti-depressant, it keeps you in good health, more and more plants keeps the air clean and free from pollution. Gardening also has another aspect of making the house or terrace look colorful and beautiful.

There are many types of flower seeds and saplings now available in the market. The flowers look and smell very different and add a much needed splash of colors to our lives and our boring houses or apartments, but, no matter how many kinds of different flowers we plant, they will never replace the beauty and glamor of a traditional Rose plant, planted in the garden. Roses are not only brilliant to look at, but, it smells awesome and it has many other advantages, too.

Here, in this article, I will give you a few tips on how to grow a healthy rose plant. The tips will be easy enough, so that even the beginners have no problem in following them.
You will need a healthy plant before you begin. Roses are available in variety of forms and kinds. There are fragrant roses, Hybrid tea roses, cabbage roses, climbing roses and so on. If you are a beginner, I will suggest you to stick to a traditional fragrant rose plant for the first time.

The first thing that you need to worry about, after you have the plant with you, is preparing the soil for the plant. Roses do not like very marshy soil. Soils with good drainage are best for growing roses. So, when you prepare the soil make sure to promote drainage by using peat moss. Use soil amendments, if need be, to improve the soil condition. Watering your rose plant should also according to the climatic conditions. Roses do not like too much water. So, do not drown your roses by watering it everyday. Try to avoid late-evening watering as that may result to a common disease called powdery mildew in the plant.

The plant needs sunlight to grow. Roses grow best when they are exposed to the morning sun for almost five to six hours. Afternoon sun is harmful and intense for rose plants. If you are intent on growing two or more rose plants in you garden, make sure you give enough space for the plant to breath and grow freely.

Feed you rose plants once a week for more blooms. A basic tomato feed will be sufficient. It is cheap, easily available and effective for rose plants. When buds appear, mix the feed in your water can and apply the contents around the roots.

Prune your plants once the flowering season is over. Try to give a round shape to the top of the plant. Prune away the dead stems. Shape your plant and do not be afraid to prune your plant. Pruning leads to healthy and vigorous growth.

Enjoy your rose plant to the fullest. There is no other plant that can elicit such an universal pleasure. The sweet-smelling roses not only increases the romance and grandeur of your garden, but, the smell gives a sensuous feeling and releases your tensions. It helps you relax. Stop and look at the flowers, smell them and share the joy of roses with your loved ones.

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