The special season of love waits for no one, so you should start growing your roses as soon as possible for you to miss out on a special day! Sure, it might be easier just to go out and buy a bouquet for your lovely partner! But imagine the difference in sentimental value when they find out you grew the roses out yourself? That’s for sure going to get you incredible bonus points in winning their heart!
Sure, you could grow more of the basic red roses you would see everywhere on Valentine’s day. Still, there are so many more varieties that you could grow that would maybe top the classic red! One that would seem much more endearing to you or your partner because you have some memory or sentiment tied to that rose?
Know The Difference Between Old And Modern
Otherwise known as the modern garden roses, this type of rose is the most common among the different types of roses. It’s the one someone would speak of when they’re looking for a bit of surprise for their loved ones. Classifying roses would be “thorny” since almost every rose has traces to the old garden rose, but there are a few key differences.
Unlike the old garden rose, the modern garden rose to have a longer vase life and a longer blooming period. However, there is a catch to this that they have less of a fragrance in exchange for continuously blooming throughout the year. They are less hardy and more prone to rose diseases – which we’ll get to later on!
Consider Growing Shrub Roses
If you want to make it a little easier to understand, then just call them rose bushes since they’re pretty much the same thing either way. This type of rose can grow in abundance in pretty much any direction, spanning anywhere from 5 to 15 feet. Seek these out if you want low-maintenance, quite hardy roses in your garden!
Consider Growing Climber/Rambler Roses
Don’t be misled by the name; though they are called climbers, they are not the kind that slicks to the sides of fences with vines. Instead, they have upright canes that can be manually staked up so that they can grow tall without having to topple over from strong winds. These tall canes can grow upwards of up to about 15 feet tall!
Consider Growing Hybrid Tea Roses
This type of rose seems to be the most popular type of rose, maybe even the most popular flower overall! The flowers that bloom from this type of rose can reach anywhere between 30 to 50 petals! Roses generally have it easier when growing if grown correctly. So if you want the triple threat of a pleasing fragrance, a beautiful bloom, and an easy time, then the hybrid tea rose breeds are something you should try to grow!
Consider Growing Grandiflora Roses
Grandiflora roses can be considered as a subgroup of what hybrid tea roses are. Still, a key difference is that Grandiflora roses bloom in clusters rather than as a singular flower at the top of the stem. Though it’s uncertain if they can grow up to the same height as what the climber roses can grow up to, the Grandiflora roses can grow pretty tall too.
Consider Growing Miniature Roses and Miniflora Roses
From the name itself, you’ve probably already figured out that this is just a more compact, smaller version of the hybrid tea roses and the Grandiflora roses. This type of rose can’t grow any taller than 30 inches and shorter than 15 inches. The miniflora roses have slightly bigger flowers than a floribunda rose but larger than a miniature rose.
Rose Diseases You’ll Need To Be Wary Of
Although it’s more commonly said that roses are low-maintenance and relatively easy to grow, they are not without any limiters or inhibitors. There are rose diseases that can stop the development of the rose overall – because of how you treat them. Some less severe rose diseases would mainly affect the appearance of the rose. Either way, they are diseases that you’ll need to take care of.
Although a widespread and severe rose disease, it’s one of the more manageable rose diseases to deal with. They would show up the leaves on the roses as a black spot surrounded by a yellowish area. You treat this to keep your leaves and roses dry and cut off any canes that have the infectious disease.
The more severe and sorrowful rose diseases you’ll have to deal with are these dark, tiny ugly masses of messed-up tissue that can grow anywhere on your rose. Anywhere. So make sure you inspect your roses regularly. You deal with this by destroying that plant and not planting anything in that area for another two years.
You’re going to need to think about the variant you’re going to want to grow in your garden. What you’ve read in this article was more to brush up your knowledge a little on what type of rose you should grow in your garden. The variant you choose will determine the color, shape, and fragrance of your roses!