Pictures of Flowers in Containers: A = Roses
by Ashley Cotter-Cairns
(Container Gardening For You)
Pictures of flowers: A = Roses
Container Gardening Flowers: A = Roses
Roses can be successfully grown in containers, both as bushes and as standards, as we see in this container grouping.
If you decide to grow roses in containers, you must use a pot large enough to allow roots to grow (match the size of the rose bush when you buy it to the pot size).
Good drainage is a must, so the root-ball doesn't rot.
You also want to make sure that your container is stable enough, so the rose doesn’t tip over. Air circulation is important too, to prevent disease and pest problems that often affect roses.
You will also have to make sure that your rose gets enough water during summer months. That means you might need to water your container-grown roses once or twice a day.
If the first inch of soil feels dry when you check, your rose needs watering. If you live in a dry area, a water retentive potting mix is a good option. To prevent evaporation, cover the potting mix with a layer of mulch.
During the growing season, roses grown in pots will need fertilizer every other week, at half strength. Use a specific fertilizer for roses, or an all purpose or natural fertilizer.
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