Is 18 inches wide enough to plant roses?
That would be a tight space for roses. You may be able to get away with it if you use a climbing rose on a trellis.
Use wild roses there tiny, like 6-8 in tops but there beautiful in abundance. Just keep them in good soil cause they eat nutrients like crazy. Other than that use a spinning trellis which will give roses the spin upward to the sun!
Any of the knock out varities that are kept under control will work. Prune as required and although you may loose some blooms, knock out bloom contineously. Since you width is limited, be sure their soil depth is deeper than normal so that they may establish a good root system.
If you look at the growth habits of some miniature roses, the 8 inches might work. Look for short and compact growth habits. Some of them are nicely fragrant too. Again, do your homework on them for such limited room before you buy.
I have white roses on either side of garden, and the leaves of both have started yellowing. One stem at a time, all the leaves turn yellow. I use rose fertilizer, plus slow-release (been darn hot lately). One rose is 30 years old, the other is a cutting of it, and produces beautiful white flowers. I do not want to lose them.
This article will help you:
What roses are good in Zone 3 to 4 in upper Michigan with loam soil? I have problems growing them, but love cabbage roses, no luck with them though. I do have two that have survived our winters, tons of snow. What do you suggest?
Hello Jennine. I am in zone 5. However I believe any of the Dr. Griffith Buck roses would do just fine. Many of the floribunda roses or grandiflora roses seem to do better in colder climates than the hybrid tea roses. I love Distant Drums and she is a Buck rosebush. Check also with a local rose society to see what they recommend. You can locate one through the American Rose Society website at http://www.ars.org. Feel free to visit my website as well.
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I have a small parade rose bush that was beautifully growing in its original pot. There were lots of new growth and buds coming up. However, it got too big for its small pot, so I transplanted it to a larger pot and gave it fresh potting soil.
Now, the buds are gone and the new leaves that are growing are yellowish with a red lining around the edges. Why is this happening? Do I have a disease? Lack of nutrients? Any advice would help. I can take pictures of the leaves if it helps to identify the problem.
It sounds like it has transplant shock. This article will help:
Sounds like transplant shock but I would also look into phosphorus problems. Maybe make sure your transplant medium has enough phosphorus in it to sustain the grown system. Otherwise you get this really cool reddish tinge around them. No harm. I foul just a little slower grower
How do you tell a parade rose from a regular rose??? I just moved to my new house and I got roses popping up everywhere. They're all little, but I know for sure that one of them is a mini cause of the bloom. I'm trying to figure this out cause I was going to put the minis in pots and set them on my porch and the others in my already started rose garden.
Parade roses are a kind of miniature rose. It will be small and will have small blossoms compared to a full size rose.
I live in Frisco, Texas in the Dallas area. I have purchased so many rose bushes, and I am always dealing with black spot. I have purchased rose fertilizers, systemic and the black spot control, to no avail. I still have black spot. What can I do, if anything, to keep my roses? I love growing them. Is there something else I can do to keep them healthy? I grew them in California for many years, but now that I'm in Texas, I am truly frustrated. If roses aren't going to do well here, do you have suggestions of plants that flower for me to grow?
Give neem oil a try. It is a good, organic pesticide and fungicide that might help. Here is more information:
When is the best time to plant rose bushes?
For the rose bushes that come in pots and are growing and blooming, usually the end of May is okay, but check your location for the last hard frost date in your area. If a hard frost coming once it's been planted, wrap a bath towel around the bush, then put a trashbag over the entire thing. The bath towel provides some warm insulation and the plastic bag keeps the towel from getting wet. Place some large stones over the edges of the plastic bag on the ground to hold the bag in place. Be sure to remove it the next morning.
For additional help, read these articles: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/roses/location-to-grow-roses.htm and https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/roses/planting-rose-bushes.htm