Growing roses for beginners will teach you the basics of growing beautiful roses indoors and in the landscape. Rose growing tips. Growing Hybrid Tea roses, low growing roses, miniature and tree roses.
Roses have a reputation for being more challenging to grow than other garden plants. This reputation is mostly deserved.
The rose is in a class all by itself. It has different needs and cultural requirements than most other shrubs. Consequently, if you treat a rose bush like any other shrub, it may fail to thrive. That said, all roses are not created equal. Some are more difficult to cultivate than others.
A few are MUCH easier to grow than the rest. These are the best roses for a beginner to plant. My list of Easy to Grow Roses is here.
Growing beautiful roses requires a certain amount of knowledge. Acquiring this knowledge is a process.
Care of Roses
covers the rose growing basics:
planting, feeding and
watering your roses.
You will also learn how to ward off and treat the most common
using either chemicals or natural products.
Organic Rose Gardening is all about growing roses organically. Organic rose growing methods are no more difficult to master than conventional growing methods so don't be afraid to give this a try. Growing organic roses is the best approach for people who want to use their rose petals or delicious rose hips in recipes.
I think it is best when growing roses for beginners, to start with purchased rose plants which are well rooted and fairly large. But once you have gained a little experience, you may wish to increase your collection by growing roses from seeds or cuttings.
The smaller, less thorny rose varieties can be grown in large pots in very bright indoor locations like a Florida room, a greenhouse, a greenhouse window, or a room with a skylight or wall of windows.
Fresh air will need to be routinely supplied and circulated (ceiling fans work wonders here) in order to keep spider mites and other rose pests at bay. Plan to run a humidifier when growing roses in heated spaces during the winter months.
Growing Roses in Containers
is full of tips for growing beautiful roses in pots.
Mini roses are the type best suited to indoor culture. Miniature Rose Care is your guide to growing miniature roses indoors.
The tiny blooms of the minis are adorable but, if you long for big, boldly-colored, high-centered flowers for cut arrangements, look to Growing Hybrid Tea Roses for instruction in growing long stem roses.
The original rose called Peace and its many offspring are discussed and depicted on this page to help you narrow down the choices.
Rose Tree Care
will provide you will all the information you need about growing rose tree plants in pots on your patio or in the open ground.
Growers in Arizona, Nevada, parts of California, and Texas which is not in the desert but is intensely hot and dry, face special challenges.
Extreme temperatures, wind, dry, sandy soil which is often limey can make it difficult--but not impossible--to grow healthy roses.
Instructions for Growing Roses in the Desert:
Pink Knockout roses thriving in the rose garden at Harry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando, FL.
Growing Roses in Florida addresses the special challenges of growing roses in hot, rainy Florida.
Floridians, myself included, feel that growing old roses is one of the
best kept secrets to growing roses successfully in humid conditions
which favor fungal disease.
Candy bouquets make sweet gifts that everyone will love!
Go from Growing Roses for Beginners to Growing Rosemary
The uplifting, invigorating fragrance of the bruised leaves is sufficient excuse for growing rosemary. And, if you've ever been in a kitchen when rosemary chicken was roasting in the oven, you will be eager to enjoy that delicious aroma in your own home.