The texture and the fullness of the rose is unlike any other flower, and they come in a wide variety of scents and colors that range from a very bright yellow to a dark deep red. It is curious that such a beautiful flower is also equipped with such a thorny stem. Roses originally came from the northern hemisphere, and there are over a hundred species growing in mostly temperate regions. Although the rose as been the flower of choice to express ones love for many years now, it was used originally for medicinal purposes in medieval times.
Rose gardens are one of the most beautiful types of flower gardens to have, and when grown organically they will attract Butterflies, Bees and Birds to your garden for you to watch and enjoy.
Whether to plant red roses, yellow roses, rose vines, rose bushes, or climbing roses are just a few of the choices you will need to make when planning your rose garden. There are many types of roses to plant in your garden, so take your time when considering what kind of flowers, you want blooming in your garden.
Steps to Designing Your Rose Garden
Before going out and investing in roses for your garden there are a few things to consider.
Step 1-Research what roses grow best in your climate, as it is easier to grow organic roses if they are suited to be grown in your area. Getting Roses from a supplier in your area will help as they usually sell roses best suited for that area. When choosing, you will also need to consider what colours you want to grow, and what sort of roses: be it standard roses, rose bush, climbing roses, or miniature rose bushes.
The area where you are going to plant your roses may help to determine what type of roses to buy. When you are buying your roses you also need to consider what color flowers you want, the height of the plant you want to grow in your garden, and what sort of fragrance.
Step 2-When planning your Organic Rose Garden, you also need to consider planting companion plants that will help with the control of pests, for example aphids. There are also plants that you can plant that attract good insects that will help to deter the pests in your garden that you don’t want. Including these in your plan helps to determine how many roses and companion plants you need for your sized garden bed.
Step3-Before going out and buying your roses and other plants, you also need to determine how you are going to water your garden. It is better to water around the base of the rose bush, as water on the leaves can cause disease and fungus. So, by planning to put in a dripper system helps to reduce this risk. It is also good for you to water longer to let the moisture soak down, so that you develop a deep root system which helps the plant through dry periods. If you can afford to, it is also a good ideal to have and automatic watering system as this prevents your plants from dying because you forgot to water them.
Step4– Preparing your garden bed before planting will also allow you to grow healthy disease-free roses. Knowing what type of soil you have will allow you to know what organic fertilizer and organic compost helps to make your soil healthy which helps your plant fight off diseases. During the flowering period roses need to be fertilized every few weeks, but over winter when the plant is dormant you don’t need to fertilize.
Step5- Laying compost around your organic garden is a good idea. Having a straw compost around helps to keep the moisture in, also reduces the number of weeds that will come up. In the hotter months of the year it also keeps the root system close to the surface cool. When putting it around your plants make sure it doesn’t get too close to the stems as it will prevent water from getting in and allowing circulation around the plant.
Carefully planning your rose garden before buying your roses and then planting, will set you up for creating a beautiful rose garden that will give you plenty of flowers and enjoyment for a long time.