Garden

My Rose Garden

Three years ago I planted a rose garden in memory of my grandson Gavin. I chose a 32′ site and started shoveling all the gravel away. I then removed 1′ deep all the way around the area. I added bags and bags of rose soil.

This was my first experience with bare root roses.I did a lot of research and found this really wonderful blend of nutrients, that gives your roses a great start, and grows beautiful blooms.

Here are some of my roses…

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This rose bush has over 100 buds getting ready to bloom:

 

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Here is my rose garden…

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The blend is:

  • 1/4 C Epsom Salt
  • 1/2 C Bone Meal
  • 1-2 C Granular Organic Fish Emulsion
  • 1/2 C  Alfalfa Meal

These ingredients will enrich the soil and the roses…

 

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40 thoughts on “My Rose Garden

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    1. The bare root roses are easy to grow, as long as you plant them properly.I soaked mine in cool water for a few hours first. Remember to dig hole larger than the rose plant. At the bottom of the hole, build a mound. Place center of rose on the mound and spread the roots out to the sides. Use the formula I did…The summers here in the desert are hot and dry. But these babies hold on and bloom beautifully! Better to buy the best quality, which are a few dollars more, but so worth it!!! Quality over quantity.Have fun at the Rose Emporium tomorrow!! You mind will swirl when you see all the different selections.

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      1. Yes they do Pat. Just use the same method when planting. You save a lot of money purchasing bare root roses. They are all over in the home improvement stores garden depts. Filled with different beauties. Go for the top grade..they may be $3-$4 more, but your getting the premium, and they are usually the most beautiful. Be sure you use a large enough pot. The Iceberg Rose grows fast. You can put it in a pot with a trellis also and train it.

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