Roses have gotten a reputation for being difficult to grow, but that doesn’t need to be reality.
In the past roses often acquired diseases or attracted pests. Over the years new variations of roses have been created that withstand these issues and are more hardy for even novice gardeners. To help you along the way we’d like to share some tips on how to grow roses successfully.
Rose Growing Tips:
- Grow roses close to building foundations to provide extra warmth in our colder Minnesota climate. Otherwise, plant in full sun areas for warmth. They like 6-8 hours of sunlight daily.
- Select rose varieties that are disease-resistant.
Plant your roses in soil that allows good drainage. Roses do well in sandy soil, where moisture soaks away. You don’t want roses sitting in consistently wet soil.
- Give your roses space. They don’t like to be crowded. Plant at least 3 feet apart.
- Prune roses in the early spring after they start to get new leaves.
- Be patient with roses in the spring. They won’t be the first flowers to start growing.
- The best time to plant roses is in spring.
- Roses like compost which gives them consistent fertilization.
- Water roses consistently. Roses don’t like to soak in very damp soil. Also, water at the soil level instead of soaking the entire plant and leaves to help avoid mildew disease.
Try your hand at growing some roses this year!
They are beautiful flowers that are sure to impress. Stop by and shop our variety. We’ll help you find the right roses for your garden.
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