Few things can make a yard or garden really pop like a rose. Because you can plant potted roses at practically any time here in California, it’s always a good time to see how roses can transform your yard.
In this issue, we’ll share planting and care tips so that you can grow the perfect rose.
As we said, even though you can plant potted roses throughout the year here, the best selections are usually from December – May.
There’s no such thing as “too much sun” when it comes to planting roses. In fact, full exposure to the sun is best. If you plant them in an area with too much shade, you run the risk of limiting the plant’s growth and making it vulnerable to disease.
The key is to make sure the hole you dig for your roses is deep enough so that the grafting point is sitting at ground level.
Once you have the rose plant positioned in the hold, surround it with compost. You can add more soil after watering the plant slowly.
If your roses are going to stay in pots for a little while, check on them throughout the week. If there’s dry soil more than a half-inch deep, go ahead and water your plants.
Once they’re in the ground, you should water the roses at least once per week.
When you notice the first signs of growth, you should use an all-purpose flower food to feed it. You can also add Epsom Salts, which are really just magnesium and are an ideal way to prevent any deficiency in magnesium with your plant.
If you’re not quite sure what to plant this fall or if you’re stumped for ideas on how to refurb your landscaping, we’re here to help.
Call the Juniper Landscape Company at 619-334-9464.