Roses are considered low-maintenance flower. Read
about general rose care also about rose care in winter.
Rose is undoubtedly the most well known and the most
grown flower the world over. The flower is found in every part of the
world and considered to be an indispensable part of any bouquet or
garden. So much so that a garden can't be considered to be complete if
it doesn't have a rose plant. Usually people are found cribbing about
how difficult it is to grow roses, but if a few tips are followed,
growing roses can be an easy task apart from being a fragrant one.
Types of Roses
The world over, the rose is available in 150 varieties, which are found
in different regions and conditions. Still, there are some kinds of
roses which can be found in most parts the world. These types are Hybrid
tea roses, Floribundas, Shrub roses, Ground cover roses and Climbers.
Tips on Rose Care
- Roses are said to have a great appetite, which means you've got
to feed them with sufficient amount of nutrients. You can fertilize
the roses with almost any kind of food you wish, but keep in mind
the food you choose must be heavier than phosphorus.
- The soil wherein you want to grow roses must be able to retain
water and fertilizer. This factor is important in choosing the right
kind of soil for growing roses.
- If you want to grow Hybrid tea roses, well nourished and organic
soil is a pre-requisite. Also, this type of rose particularly calls
for regular provision of manure, mushroom compost and other sorts of
organic minerals, so arrange them in enough quantity before you
plant Hybrid tea roses in your garden.
- For the improvement of soil, try using organic mulch as this is
considered to be the best alternative for fulfilling the purpose.
Some people often use decomposed wooden chips and bark products for
the purpose which should not be done because these things usually
cause the loss of minerals in the soil.
- To ensure proper growth and health of the rose plants, regular
removal of weeds is a must. For doing the same, dig the ground
underneath the plant with a hoe regularly after a number of days.
- Hybrid tea rose plants are very prone to diseases, because of
which you need to pay extra care to them. To do away with the black
spots and powdery mildew, dusting the plants with rose powder might
be a useful idea.
Rose care during winters
There are a few things that you must remember about taking proper care
of your rose plants during the winter season. First of all, pruning the
plants is not considered to be a good idea during winters. In order to
save the plants from severe cold, you might attach a lump of mulch to
the cane. Also, sheltering the plant with a thick cloth also might be
useful in saving it from severe winter. The best idea to go about is to
grow the rose plants in a container, so that they can be easily
sheltered from the cold during winters.