Easy to grow roses
by Hans Dekker
There are many different types of roses. If you are new to rose
gardening, then it is wise to choose varieties of easy to grow roses
to begin your rose garden. Some roses require constant attention and
caring for while others require none. Roses come in varieties of high
maintenance to no maintenance. Most roses, though, do require a
certain amount of time to get started and to care for adequately.
Minimal care roses that produce maximum results are ideal for
beginners or those still somewhat new to rose gardening. Not only will
it teach you the basics without working you to death, it will also
encourage your gardening experience, perhaps leading you to take on
other rose types that are a little more challenging to care for.
Easy to grow roses need some care as well.
Some roses will exist solely based on their will to survive. There are
many types of easy to grow roses that do not require watering or
fertilizing but rather suffer nature independently and flourish.
However, this type of treatment is not ideal for any type of rose and
I do not recommend that you treat your roses in this manner no matter
how much they seem to prevail. Instead, a good balance of watering and
feeding is ideal because it provides the essential nutrients and
elements that your plant needs without putting it under strain to get
them for itself.
Belinda`s dream is a good easy to grow rose.
Belinda’s Dream is one of these very easy to grow roses. Belinda’s
Dream grows approximately six feet high. Blooms are a beautiful, soft
pink and they continue to bloom through the whole year. This rose is
naturally disease and pest resistant and will absolutely flourish on
it’s own with little care.
You can also consider `Knockouts` for your rose garden.
Knockouts are another one of these simple and easy to grow roses.
Knockouts are very well liked and appreciated because of their ability
to constantly bloom. Knockouts are also extremely hardy and resistant
to disease and pests. They are adored by warm and humid climates such
as the southeast because they are quite resistant to black spot, which
is a disease that is dreaded by rose gardeners of any warm and humid
atmosphere. The Knockout produces vivid red colored blooms and it
creeps out and covers a wide area. Of all of the easy to grow roses,
Knockouts offer you a wonderful turnout that is a winner for sure.
Fairy Rose is also on of these easy to grow roses.
Fairy Rose is also on of these easy to grow roses. It is what rose
gardeners refer to as a dwarf rose which only grows to lengths of two
to three feet. Do not let this name fool you, the Fairy Rose grows
closely to the ground and blankets quite a bit of area. It also blooms
magnificently throughout the year even through the harsh months of
July and August. Beware of the monstrous thorns on this one. This is
the one, and only deterrent I can think of to growing this one. The
thorns make this plant a little more of a challenge to prune and care
for but if you are willing to take it on, it can offer some
eye-popping results during bloom. Overall, the Fairy Rose still has my
thumbs up because of the over the top bloom power that it has.
The butterfly rose is also a great pick.
Mutablis (otherwise known as the butterfly rose) is my last pick of
these easy to grow roses. It, like some of the others, blooms
constantly throughout the year. The flowers change colors as they
develop and this is a unique property that I have only observed in one
other rose. The petals begin as a delicate yellow, turn to an orange
color, then change to pink, and finally wind up a deep and vibrant red
color. This rose is also resistant to disease and is definitely a very
These are just a few of the roses that are easy to bloom and are
therefore great starter roses for any rose garden. You offer yourself
the opportunity to become familiar with roses and general terms and
aspects of rose gardening without becoming heavily involved by
choosing a rose that is simple and easy to grow to begin your garden
with. As your skill and understanding of roses develops, you can then
move onto bigger challenges by planting some of the more difficult to
grow roses in your garden.
Hans is an author of the
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