How to Grow Roses, Caring for Rose Bushes

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How to Grow Roses

Learning how to grow roses is fun and rewarding. Growing roses does not require a green thumb. However, your thumb will turn greener as you learn. Like any plant, they will reward you when you provide your rose plants with tender love and just the right amount and kind of love and attention. Undoubtedly, learning all you can maximizes the health, beauty, and production of these hardy perennial plants. The time is well spent.

The rose is unquestionably more beautiful and loved than any other flower. Maybe, this is because roses have been around for a long time…. over 35 million years. They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. More roses are carried, displayed, and grown by more “beholders” than any other flower on the planet. Roses are the undisputed favorite flower of growers, florists, and flower buyers alike. If you have a yard and you grow flowers, you are almost certain to have one or more rose bushes around the house and in your flower gardens. 

Do you know when Red Rose Day is? Find out now.

How are Roses Used?

Roses are used in many, many ways. Depending upon the color, a rose expresses love, emotions, and many other sentiments. Roses send messages of love, care, and sympathy. They look beautiful wherever they are displayed, indoors or out. The flowers are dried for indoor arrangements and art projects. The scent of rose is found in perfumes and sachets. Rosewater anyone!? Surprisingly to some, parts of the rose are edible, too. The petals are used in salads, desserts, and cakes. Rose hips are used to make jam and marmalade. In addition to protecting the rose plant and bloom, the thorns have another use. Rose thorns are used by witches in protective potions and spells. 

Rosy Quote: ” We can complain because rose bushes have thorns or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” – – Abraham Lincoln

 Rose Trivia: On September 23, 1986, the U.S. Congress voted the rose as our national flower. What took them so long!?

How to Grow Roses - Topics:

Varieties & Types of Roses – There are over 150 varieties of roses. There are many colors. However, there is no black and only recently a blue rose cultivar.

Learn about growing roses – Growing rose bushes is easy and rewarding. A sunny location and little gardening know-how will get you started. Learn how to grow your bushes into the perfect bush, providing a profusion of prize-winning roses. The more gardening knowledge of the particular plant you are growing, the more successful you become.

Meaning of Each Rose Color – Roses colors each carry a different and special meaning. 

Rose Plant Propagation – Plant cuttings are the easiest way to propagate your favorite plant. Your gardening friends will love the cuttings. On the other hand, use the seeds to cultivate a new variety.

Insect Treatment – You love your roses. Similarly, a wide variety of bugs love roses, too.

Rose Plant Diseases – Keep a small problem from becoming a big one through early detection and treatment

Caring for Cut Flowers – Prolong the life of roses cut for indoor display.

Rose Hips – The seed pod that slowly forms after the bloom dies is edible!

Winter Protection – Protect your rose plants from winter’s cold weather.

Rose Picture Gallery – Roses are so beautiful. Our pictures capture their beauty.

Rose Hip Jam – Rose hips are edible. Make rose jam for toast or English muffins.

Buy Rose Bushes – Buy now. Beautiful rose bushes will soon bloom in your backyard.

Did You Know? The first Rose Bowl Parade was held on January 1, 1890. The original intent of the parade was to show people all the beautiful flowers growing in California. The first Rose Bowl football game was held in 1902. In addition, it was originally intended to help pay for the cost of the parade.

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Rosy Resources

Rose Hip Jam – Consider trying this rosy recipe. You’ll be glad you did!

Buy Rose Bushes a huge selection of common, and uncommon, rose bushes.

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