Gardening Tips From Rich

Gardening Tips From Rich

How To Have Beautiful Roses

 

 

 

I did something different today for my blog topic. I posted on my Facebook wall asking my friends if they had any suggestions they would like me to write about.   My friend Mary W. was the first to reply and one of your suggestions was Gardening Tips from Rich.  Since it’s the perfect time for the flowers to bloom, that’s a perfect topic!  I’m going to give you some of Rich’s tips on how to have beautiful roses.

We live in the south and our roses are in bloom from March to December, sometimes as late as January.  After the roses are finished blooming for the season, Rich cuts back the healthy branches to a few inches above the ground and culls out the dead ones.

 

 

 

After the last frost, he will remove any dead grass or weeds around the bushes and add fresh red cedar mulch. He then waters them generously and continues conversing with his rose bushes.  Rich talks to his rose bushes continuously everyday and it seems to keep the roses happy and healthy.

 

By March I get so excited when I see the little buds beginning to appear but we also have to keep an eye on the temperature in case we get an unexpected freeze warning.

 

 

 

After the roses have bloomed, Rich will pick a few everyday and have them on the table for me every morning.  When the blooms that we enjoy on the bushes drop their petals, Rich will snap off the base so a new on can start again. The more he snaps off, the more roses appear and the bushes get fuller and fuller with beautiful roses.

 

 

This goes on all throughout the season with his roses and we get so many compliments and people ask how his roses last for such a long season. Rich tells them he talks to them everyday and the roses must listen because they are beautiful!  The peach rose was one that lasted until January!

 

 

Rich has also found a few rose-bush “twigs” behind our shed and has transplanted them. With his loving care and talking to them, they have flourished and grown some beautiful roses. One of the bushes has multi colored roses.  The top picture of the small bush is after Rich had transplanted it and the next one is a year later. Look at the different colored roses on that bush!

 

 

This might not be the way a rose horticulturist does it, but it works great for Rich and his roses. It’s great for me to since I love to photograph all the beautiful roses from Rich.

I hope you have enjoyed Gardening Tips from Rich and a big thanks to Mary W. for the suggestion!

 

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Martha Demeo

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