Planting roses is a beautiful way to enhance any garden and turn your yard into an area that will be loved by not only your family, but nature and animals alike. With a few tips, you can easily plant a bush that will provide you with years of beautiful blooms

The first thing you should know about roses is that they love full sun. If you have an area in your yard or garden that receives full sun, it will be the ideal spot for your plant to thrive. If the plant is one with bare roots, you should soak them in water. A bucket would be good for this, as long as there is no residue inside from cleaning fluids. If your plant is in a pot, add water to the pot. Then you can let your rose sit until you are ready to plant it.

When you plant, you will want to start off by digging your hole approximately 6″ deeper than the depth you want to plant it and roughly twice the width of the pot. It is recommended that you fill the hole with a combination of compost, soil, and bone meal prior to planting. Put enough of this combination into the hole to ensure that the crown of the plant will be at ground level once it has been planted.

One trick to keeping your plant healthy and full of blossoms is to make sure that you keep the roots nicely watered but the leaves need to remain dry. The easiest way to accomplish this is by putting mulch around the bottom of your plant after it has been watered thoroughly. If the mulch is 3″ deep, that will be sufficient to hold the moisture in. Keeping the leaves dry will help prevent blight or black spots from forming on the foliage.

To help encourage healthy growth, you should remove any dying and dead foliage and flowers. This will not only encourage healthy growth but will discourage diseases from forming on the plant. You might consider investing in a soaker hose to water your plant. It is ideal for watering roses because it will slowly soak the roots of the roses without getting the top part of the bush wet.

Another important part of caring for your new plant is the pruning of the bushes. Depending on the rose classification and the planting zone you live in, you may only have to prune once a year. Most of the time pruning should be done in the spring. Many people wait until they see forsythia blooming before they prune them.

Pruning can be a bit intimidating to some, but learning how to prune will be healthier for the plant than letting it grow out of control. Be sure to use sharp tools so that you can always have a clean cut, not a ragged cut. When you are pruning, you will want to make sure that you always cut at an angle of 45 degrees.

Some people are afraid of planting roses for fear that they will not be able to grow them properly. Most often they find that their fears are unfounded and their roses grow much easier than they had anticipated. With a little practice and patience, you will have roses to be proud of.

Instructions on Roses for Planting
To grow beautiful roses you do not require great gardening skills or experience. There are a few things that you should bear in mind while planting roses. Since a lot of sunlight is required for the successful of roses for planting, choose a place that gets at least four hours of sun every day. Rose plants should not be planted in the midst of other plants or trees. If you want to replace an old rose bush, it is advisable to dig up old soil and replace it with fresh soil.

If you want to opt for roses for planting, it is good to do so in late winter. Container roses, with a lot of leaves, may be planted in early spring. If you want to create a new ground for rose bushes, it is advisable to prepare that patch of land a few months in advance, which will help the soil to settle and manure to take effect. This will also increase microbial activity in the soil that contributes to healthy growth of plants.

In order to prepare the soil for planting roses, clean the ground of grass, weeds and other unnecessary shrubs. Dig the ground by a foot or so, and loosen the soil by a spade. You could prepare organic fertilizer by mixing rotten leaves, dung, and other materials with soil in a 1:3 proportion. You can either prepare the fertilizer yourself or you may buy it from a horticulturist.

When you choose roses for planting the timing is an essential element for healthy plant growth. For instance, bare-root roses may be planted in late fall or early spring. It would be a good idea to procure container-grown rose plants, which may be planted in spring, so as to give them more time for growth.

Remember that rose plants grow healthier in specific soil conditions. It has been observed that they prefer acidic soil, with a pH of 5.8-6.3. If the soil lacks the optimum acidic content, you may use acidifying agents such as pine or lime. Roses grow better when they get sufficient sun and air. Hence, while planting roses do not crowd them, but leave a distance of 3-10 feet between bushes. A horticulturist would be able to advise on the appropriate distance of roses for planting.

After planting of roses cover the area in mulch. It is necessary to leave 4-6 inches of space around the plant to clear of mulch, because if mulch covers the plant to0 closely, it may lead to rotting. Adhering to the simple planting instructions can ensure healthy and beautify rose bushes.

Summary: When you choose roses for planting, you need to follow simple but specific instructions to ensure that the plants grow better and healthier to give you the most desired roses you always dreamt of.

What Makes Planting Roses Different From Planting Other Plants?

Summary: Planting roses is a challenge that many people are ready to accept in the current times. Planting roses need that extra care when compared to other plants because of its sensitivity to many factors such as climate and availability during the year.

Planting roses is a challenging and yet a fun thing to take up. There has always been fears among gardeners that planting a rose plant and maintaining them is tough. However, with the right amount of information and knowledge, you should be able to do a good job of it. Roses are the most loved flowers all over the world because of the different colors and meaning it brings to people receiving them. There are a variety of rose plants – not just the color but based on how they are planted and grown too.  Planting roses is different from planting other plants simply because of its diversity.

While planting roses, you should first make up your mind on what type of rose you want to plant. Then you will have to decide how you want to get started – that is in what form you want to plant your favorite rose. Whether it is bare-foot rose plant or container rose plant. A bare-foot rose plant is just roots and is available from late fall to early spring. In this you will have to more or less start care from scratch and don’t give any chance for errors in care. A container rose on the other hand is a rose plant that has had growth and is available in spring. These plants are ready to bloom and require regular watering.

After having decided what plant you want to buy, then the actual process of planting roses is similar to planting other plants. The soil in which you are planting it should be in good condition and be fertile. The soil should definitely not be frozen and should get at least some sunlight for its growth. It is always preferable to plant roses in early fall or early spring. Do not plant roses in extreme weather conditions such as extreme heat, cold, or windy, rainy, etc. Keep a good distance from each of the plants. If the roots are too long, trim a little. Bare-root rose plants need to be first soaked in water for a while before planting.

Compared to other plants, roses need more fertilizers and need to be fertilized more often for a longer duration than other plants. For example, if you plant them in early spring, you need to fertilize them till early fall. Do not over do the fertilization. Ensure you water them regularly and that there is a fairly good drainage system around. Unlike other plants, roses need pruning too. Trimming or pruning makes it easier and better for the roses to bloom. It is good for its growth too. Thus planting roses require additional care compared to other plants and with proper watering and fertilizing, you should have wonderful rose plants in your garden.