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Gardening - Rose Types
Roses are defined by their growing type. One
type is budded; meaning that one variety of rose is grafted onto
the roots of a sturdier variety. The grafting is visible at the bud
union. Grafted roses combine the best qualities of strong rootstock
with the foliage and blooms of the grafted variety. Roses are also
grown on their own roots. Own-root plants are grown from cuttings
so the entire plant is of the same variety. If a grafted rose is
heavily pruned or cold-damaged, the rose that grows back may be of
the rootstock's variety, not the grafted one you purchased. Under
the same circumstances, the own-root rose will grow back true to
Roses are available in three types for planting:
- Bare-root roses are dormant, sold during winter and early
spring. Plant them as soon as the ground warms enough to be
- Prepackaged roses are bare-root plants packaged in a bag or box
with a moisture-retaining medium such as sawdust around the
- Container-grown roses are grown in containers at the nursery.
They're budding or already blooming and are available in
Rose Gardening - Soil Conditioning with SoilSyrup
In rose gardening, as in growing anything, it
is important to start with soil. Soil is the key to healthy and
beautiful roses and easier rose gardening. "Take care of the soil
and the flowers will take care of themselves.
Dig into your rose plot in several places to see what the soil
it is like. Soil is seldom perfect. It may have too much clay, too
much sand, tons of rocks, or any of a dozen different problems. pH
is also important. So good rose gardening always starts
with soil conditioning and there's none better than
SoilSyrup. SoilSyrup will
help condition the soil and improve the pH so that nitrogen,
phosphorous, and potassium, plus trace minerals, are most easily
available to your flowers. Arid regions tend to have alkaline soils
and regions with heavy rainfall tend to have acidic soils. SoilSyrup improves your soil for rose
gardening by adding high levels of humus to the soil, which can
improve soil that is too sandy, has too much clay, or has other
problems. SoilSyrup is the answer for most soil problems and is
incredibly easy to use, whether applying directly to the plant or
with our hose-end sprayer to condition your whole rose garden.
Rose Gardening - Planting
Roses need full sun for optimal growth and
blooming. Select an area that receives a minimum of six hours of
sunlight a day. Prepare the soil with organic material before
planting using SoilSyrup. If the area
you've chosen for your rose garden doesn't drain well, build up the
bed with good topsoil and add extra organic matter with SoilSyrup.
As SoilSyrup begins to break down organic material in the soil, it
improves soil structure and adds nutrients. It's also a great idea
to add AquaRocks water-absorbing
crystals to the soil, since rose gardening is a water intensive
activity. Adding AquaRocks to the soil will help you save time and
keep your roses well watered even during dry summer months.
When planting roses, whether bare-root or container-grown, the
procedure is the same as for other shrubs. Remember a few key
factors that especially affect roses:
Remember that the bud union should be about one inch below soil
level when planted.
In warm areas, the graft can be slightly above soil level.
Prior to planting, cut off any dead leaves as well as decayed or
thin shoots. Also prune damaged or extremely long roots.
Soak bare root roses in tepid water overnight before
Always water soil well when planting.
Make sure the hole is large enough to accommodate root
- Roses appreciate organic matter mixed into the soil when
planting, so USE SOILSYRUP!
Rose Gardening - Fertilizing with Algoflash and SoilSyrup
Roses are heavy feeders and need regular
applications of fertilizer during the growing season. Use a
balanced fertilizer like Algoflash.
Algoflash is an easy-to-use, non-burning formula of all the major
and micro-nutrients your roses need that is designed
specifically with rose gardening in mind. In general,
begin feeding when new growth starts in the spring and discontinue
feeding in early fall. Feeding too late will stimulate new growth
that is susceptible to winter injury. Water thoroughly after each
feeding. Using SoilSyrup in combination with Algoflash will help
make the nutrients more available to your roses.
Rose Gardening - Water Roses with AquaRocks and AquaSpikes
Roses need a lot of water. Remember how deep
you planted the rose? Water needs to reach that level to get to the
roots and keep the plant healthy and blooming. If you didn't add
AquaRocks to the soil when you planted
your roses, you can easily add them later. Simply punch several
holes around the plant, making sure you get down to the root level
and pour in a small amount of AquaRocks. Cover the holes with dirt
and water thoroughly. The AquaRocks
will work their way into the soil around the roots and provide
water reservoirs for your thirsty roses. Water thoroughly at least
twice a week if there is no rainfall. Set a watering schedule and
adjust as dictated by the weather.
Roses like a lot of water during the growing and blooming
season. But this doesn't mean give them a small amount every day.
With roses, it is better to water deeply rather than just a little
bit at a time, so that the water can fully penetrate the roots.
Just sprinkling them with the hose is not enough. The best way to
deep water your roses is to use AquaSpikes. AquaSpikes turn an ordinary
2-liter bottle into a handy rose gardening tool for direct root
watering. Using AquaSpikes as part of your rose gardening toolkit
will help control weeds, retain soil moisture and discourage black
spot and mildew by keeping leaves dry. AquaSpikes make it
easy to quickly water your rose bushes. Simply drop your
hose into a 2-liter bottle with the end cut off and you can refill
it in seconds as you "do the rounds" in the rose garden. This is
important, since roses need a thorough soaking, typically a good
four or five gallons worth of water per rose bush is a basic rule
of thumb. Depending on how much rain your garden gets, a deep
watering and once a week and using AquaRocks is usually enough even
in drier parts of the country. If it is extremely hot and dry,
perhaps every four days or so.
Rose Gardening - More Blooms with MegaGro
Once your roses are healthy and happy with plenty of food and
water, they'll likely bloom when they are supposed to. But to
achieve truly remarkable results, like giant blossoms, you'll want
to use a bloom booster. MegaGro is designed to be just that and it
the secret of professional growers for great
gardening. MegaGro stimulates roses to flower
and can help you get more roses and bigger blooms. It's easy to
use, simply spray the developing buds and sit back and watch the
results. If you have a larger rose garden, our hose-end sprayer is
an easy way to apply MegaGro over a large area.
And if you don't believe us about how great MegaGro is for
rose gardening, listen to what our customers are saying:
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was for my hobby of breeding and collecting roses (more
info on growing roses at Collecting and Breeding Roses) but I
have found it to work just as well on my wife's cactus plants,
tomatoes and houseplants.
For my established roses, I sprayed them once with MegaGro in
the early spring. The blooms have increased in number and are
larger and fuller than they have ever been. The foliage amount has
increased on the plants also and they look healthier than ever.
On my rose seedlings, I sprayed them soon after they sprouted.
Some of them reached bloom size (usually around four months),
within a two-month period. All of them matured sooner and were able
to be transplanted outside much earlier than normal. This allowed
me to harden them off before the heat of the summer months. Once
transplanted outside, I plan on spraying them one or two more times
this year. I also plan on spraying all my antique roses (one-time
blooming) after their bloom cycle is over to encourage new growth
for next year as they only bloom on one-year old wood.
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Rose Gardening - Pruning Tips
Good rose gardening includes plenty of
prunings. Proper pruning increases blooms and
promotes healthy plants. In general, prune when growth just begins;
from midwinter to mid-spring depending on where you live. Your
signal is when the uppermost buds begin to swell, but leaves are
yet to appear. Each variety has specific recommendations, so check
yours before cutting. When pruning, first make sure to remove all
dead wood, cutting that plant back to healthy wood. It's important
to reduce the number of canes. During the growing season, prune
only to remove diseased foliage or canes. Make sure you deadhead
faded flowers, this will keep your rose in continual bloom during
the growing season.
By following these steps and using our Rose Gardening
Kit, your rose gardening will be easier and more
rewarding, saving you a lot of time and effort.