Rose bush care details the maintenance of outdoor rose plants and makes
taking care of rose bushes simple. All about pruning and easy
winter care for roses.
There is no garden plant more glorious than a mature rose bush in full flush. Conversely, there are few garden plants more hideous than an ailing rose bush which has been defoliated by disease or insect pests and will not bloom.
Apart from plant selection, nothing plays a bigger role in keeping roses healthy and blooming than good rose care.
The idea that roses are fussy and difficult to care for is not precisely true. Rose bushes are a unique group of plants with their own individual cultural needs. Once you begin to understand the plants, care for rose bushes becomes simple.
Like me, you may be of the opinion that roses look their best when featured in a mixed
planting, but they perform best when segregated in their
own beds. This is especially true of Hybrid Teas, the highest maintenance rose class. You can discover the secrets to raising healthy HT roses, here.
If you decide to mix roses in with other plants, remember to give the roses enough space to keep their companions from invading their root zone.
Floribunda roses tolerate root competition from other plants better than other rose types.
With few exceptions, rose bushes need regular water throughout their lives. Soil nutrients are unavailable to their roots when the soil is dry. Watering Your Roses will tell you how much water to apply.
Fertilizing roses is one of the most important aspects of rose bush care. A remontant rose that is fed regularly will not only bloom much more often but it will be more resistant to disease.
Rose bushes that only bloom once a year do not need to be fed as often as repeat bloomers. Giving such a rose extra fertilizer will not cause it to bloom again. It is genetically programmed to bloom just once per season.
Pillar roses flank the path through a perennial garden.
Rose bushes that are fully winter hardy in your planting zone will not require much winter care. Winter rose care becomes more involved when you are growing a rose at the coldest edge of its range.
Use the following winter rose bush care tips to pull your plants through the freezes:
The final piece to the rose bush care puzzle is trimming them.