Planting a Climbing Rose

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Planting a Climbing Rose

Do you want natural rose fragrance in your garden and inside your home? Just follow the process for planting a Climbing Rose in the Ground and Pot.

Climbing Roses

1. Rose roots requires loose soil and lots of room, so you should dig about a two foot deep by two foot wide hole.

2. Before depositing the plant in the soil, fill the bottom with either some type of natural fertilizer like seasoned cow manure, or mix it together with regular fertilizer. Fill it in at about a six inch level.

3. Put some soil over that before putting your climbing rose in the ground, as direct contact with fertilizer in the beginning isn’t recommended, as it could burn the roots.

4. Once that’s done, than take a mulch of some type or peat moss and mix it at a 50/50 rate with about half the soil you dug up.

5. Now fill the hole back up and bring it several inches above the ground before planting your rose. This is done because soil always settles, and it isn’t good to have a depressed rose planting in the ground.

6. When you put your rose in, give it a generous initial watering.

Watering Roses

1. Roses love water like they love sunshine, and so they can take up to two inches of water a week per plant.

2. Like with most plants, it’s better to water at the base of the rose, but if you water in the morning overhead that should be okay because it’ll dry before nightfall.

Potted climbing roses

1. Climbing roses are great for growing in pots, but the secret to successfully doing that is to have a very large pot. Keep in mind the same thing with digging a large hole in the ground: the roots of a rose need a lot of room, and that doesn’t change with potted climbing roses.

2. With smaller varieties they can grow perpetually in pots and perform extraordinarily well.

3. Potted roses are different than roses in the ground in watering, as they need a drink every day for obvious reasons. They also must be protected during winter months.
Pruning climbing roses

1. Climbing roses are easy to prune, and you can really do it to coincide with whatever design or shape you want them to take.

2. It’s best to do most of rose pruning in the spring.

3. Look for dying canes and remove them. After several years there will probably be some dead canes that need to be removed, and we should keep the number of canes at around eight for best results.


Climbing Roses blooming

Climbing Roses

1. Climbing roses will sometimes take a couple of years to bloom because a lot of energy goes into growing the first year; especially those vigorous climbing varieties. Climbing roses can grow from three to eight feet in just the first year.

2. If blooming doesn’t happen after a couple of years, then you’re probably over fertilizing them, and need to cut back on that.

3. Either way, they are a great addition to any landscaping design, and along with the beautiful flowers, we have the bonus of that fantastic fragrance permeating our yard and home. That’s what growing climbing roses is all about.

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