Sunday, February 26, 2012

Last Day Of The Rose Stroll~

February is almost gone...many new topics are available for the gardener to ponder, write about and share. I've enjoyed our conversations on 'roses' and found it to be a refresher course for my own needs.

If you were not a part of the month long stroll you can find all the post in the blog archives.

Can't let it end without touching on this....roses make lovely container plants.

Be sure to choose a pot big enough for the potential root mass...
Make sure you have drain holes in the bottom...
When planting, add about 2" of peat moss to the bottom of the container and around the walls...peat absorbs many times it's weight in water and keeps the soil mixture from drying out.
Remember too...potted roses need more frequent watering than those in ground.

Terra-cotta pots are pretty, as are wood containers...but, plastic serves you best for roses. The plant and soil will stay cooler, need less water, and will be easier to move from one location to another if needed.

Miniatures are beautiful in containers. They are comfortable in a 5 to 7 gallon pots, whereas hybrid teas will need 20 to 25 gallon containers.

Which-ever way you decide to grow a rose, or many ...enjoy and share~

Now...on to the spring collection of garden subjects....any suggestions ?

Bea Kunz

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