Growing Roses In Your Garden
Roses are undoubtedly the king of flowers and are loved by almost everyone. Roses scent enhances the sense of smell and their sight is a treat for the eyes. Growing roses is not a difficult task if you know how to go about the entire process. After selecting the right variety of rose, always keep in mind these basic requirements to make your gardening plan for growing roses in pots or land a success. To plant your rose plant or keep your rose pots, select a site where your plant will get minimum 6 hours of full sun exposure. For container gardening of roses in pots, choose the semi-permeable clay pots and make sure there are enough drainage holes, at the base of the pots, and keep them in a well-exposed sunny area. It is best if you plant your roses during the spring. Rose plants require a lot of water and a well nourished soil to keep healthy. For first three to four weeks after planting your roses, water your plants regularly. Water them when you find the top 2 inches of the soil dry. To check this keep a marked wooden stick or pencil.
No matter which way of gardening you decide to grow your roses, whether on land or in pots, the soil requirements are same. However, the soil should be well-drained, with a pH level between 5.5 to 7. Organic fertilizer like manure or lime helps in nourishing the roots of the rose plants. Soak the roots in water or puddle clay for many times and take out the root ends which are broken before planting them.