Guide To Growing Roses In Pots
The roses, the king of flowers; that one flower that can express so many different emotions without you having to utter a single word. Planting roses in pots not only helps one protect the plant from varying environmental conditions, but also allows an individual to render it special care and attention. Here are several guide to growing roses in pots. Always check with your nursery about the suitability of your choice of roses to your climate zone and the level of disease-resistance. Growing roses from cuttings is the easiest and surest way to get the best out of your pots. While selecting your pots, ensure that they have a width of at least 15 inches and are pretty deep. Clay and terracotta pots are ideal as they provide a cool environment. If you must go with plastic, choose only the light-colored ones. Line the bottom of the pot with gravel to allow the water to drain through easily without the soil clogging the hole. Prepare some good potting soil: 1 measure of compost + 3 measures of peat moss should do the trick. But remember to keep the soil moist at all times. Plant the cutting and water thoroughly until water drains out of the pot. While mulching, take care not to mulch close to the plant.
Place the pot where it can get full sunlight. Roses grow best with 6-7 hours of direct sun every day but if you are not able to manage it, just keep it some place where it will get the maximum sunlight. Regular trimming and at least once a year pruning of your roses is necessary to keep your plant healthy and flowering beautifully throughout the season. You may not see immediate results in the first year, but watch your roses bloom from the next year.