//Rose Planting Tips

Rose Planting Tips

There are several factors to consider when designing a garden to help insure that it turns out as well as possible. The first of these considerations is to understand the mechanics of rose planting. Once you get the hang of this part, you can go on to have the beautiful harden you always dreamed of.

When rose planting, the most important element a gardener needs to consider is where the best spot is to locate a bush. Most experts agree that roses need at least six hours’ exposure to direct sunlight. Once you have found just the right spot for maximum sun exposure, you next have to make sure that the spot has adequate drainage for the plant. If the sunniest spot runs the risk of sitting in water after a rain storm even for a little bit of time, then the spot is simply not suitable for your new rose. Another important consideration is to make sure that rose’s new location is not too close to trees that will likely have roots that can encroach on it. This insures that the tree doesn’t steal the nutrients that are designated for the roses.

The next important step is to pick out bushes that have green growth, look lively and are well hydrated. Many experts also advise picking the bushes that are classified as Grade 1. If you are getting a bush whose root is uncovered and not in a container, or have some that are healed in after storage over the winter, you might want to consider soaking them in a pail of water to revive them for a few hours before you plant them. If your roses already come in containers, you do not need to pre-soak them before planting. Above all, most experts agree that you should avoid bushes that are paraffin-coated for your garden.

When rose planting, you have to make sure the planting hole you dig provides an ample space for the root system. Some experts say to make it just slightly larger than the pot or root system, but others insist that the hole should usually be twice the size of the root ball. If you’re looking to replace a rose bush that is older, it is essential to take out an area of soil at least 18 cubic inches in size and replace it with soil that is fresh.

When you have a hole big enough to fit the root mass, loosen the soil on the bottom of the hole. At this point, you might want to consider adding some compost into the hole along with a small amount of bone meal. Bone meal is important to rose health as it is a slow acting source of Phosphorus and helps to promote healthy growth of the roots. Some experts promote mixing the soil from the hole with an additional amount of compost and bone meal. Others suggest adding a quality planting mix which should contain about 1/3 part of fertile top soil, 1/3 part of organic materials (such as a mix of manures, vegetation that has been composted, and shredded leaves) and 1/3 a part of brown creek sand (not like the sort which is found on golf courses).

Lastly, plant the rose in the hole. If your rose comes in a container, remove the pot, and for those rose bushes with bare roots, spread the roots slightly. Refill the hole with your soil/bone meal mix and make sure the soil settles around the roots of your plant leaving no air space, then fill up the hole. Just before adding the final few inches of soil over the roots, water your new plant and let it sink in before adding the final amount of soil. Tamp the soil around each new rose to firm the soil lightly.

Tega Noel is a rose gardening expert. For more great tips on rose planting, visit http://caring-for-roses.com.

Allan Gardens Conservatory ~ Toronto On Canada
Allan Gardens Conservatory is a major landmark and tourist attraction in downtown Toronto. Its historic, cast-iron and glass domed "Palm House" was built in 1910 and is designated under the Ontario Heritage Act. A botanical gem in the heart of the city, Allan Gardens has a permanent collection of exotic plants and beautiful seasonal flower shows.
By Onasill ~ Bill Badzo on 2014-08-02 02:21:59
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    The Garden Gurus – Planting a Bee Friendly Garden

    There has been a lot of talk lately about the declining bee population around the world and in Australia. And when you realize that 1 in 3 bites of the food you eat – comes from a bee pollinated plant – you begin to understand how important these little guys are to our food supply.

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    1. Bluemonday2011 2017-12-17 at 9:27 AM - Reply

      Well done

    2. excellentzebu1050 2017-12-17 at 9:28 AM - Reply

      first sorry so late
      Bill i was very busy with the new born calves
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      Masterpiece !
      can not say anything else

    3. Cajaflez 2017-12-17 at 9:28 AM - Reply

      A wonderful close up, beautiful on black.

    4. Marion Brite 2017-12-17 at 9:30 AM - Reply

      A revelation on how to do it.

    5. Yolanta Z 2017-12-17 at 9:30 AM - Reply

      Beautiful light Bill.

    6. Nirmal Deka Boruah(Mostly off/Active daytime only) 2017-12-17 at 9:30 AM - Reply
    7. Brian Wayfarer 2017-12-17 at 9:31 AM - Reply

      Bellísima fotografía, Bill.
      Excelente conjunción de luz y color en este trabajo.
      Un abrazo.

    8. Uscè (OFF,OFF!!!!!) 2017-12-17 at 9:31 AM - Reply

      Great work, my friend!
      Have a happy tuesday!

    9. Worthing Wanderer 2017-12-17 at 9:31 AM - Reply

      Superb close up Bill – love the colour and presentation

    10. M. Piñeiro 2017-12-17 at 9:32 AM - Reply

      Excelente macro, luz y estupendo color, me encanta el contraste con el fondo, le queda genial.
      Un saludo Bill y buenas tardes.

    11. Serge Dai 2017-12-17 at 9:33 AM - Reply

      Very nice image, light and colours, Bill.

    12. ~anup PHOTOGRAPHY~ 2017-12-17 at 9:34 AM - Reply

      nice lights, colours and details, Bill…beautifully captured

    13. Reid2008 2017-12-17 at 9:34 AM - Reply

      Fantastic light and detail

    14. tsuping.liu 2017-12-17 at 9:35 AM - Reply

      Excellent work

    15. sgmillionxu2000 2017-12-17 at 9:35 AM - Reply

      stunning capture!

    16. Gab.Palma 2017-12-17 at 9:35 AM - Reply

      light like a blade. light and sharp at the same time. another lesson to me. thanks for sharing it Bill!

    17. Toraja Bali~ slow respond 2017-12-17 at 9:36 AM - Reply

      Fantastic light make the PoV as a center of the stage, really wonderful Bill

    18. Just lovin' it 2017-12-17 at 9:36 AM - Reply

      Stunning !

    19. Henry der Mops 2017-12-17 at 9:38 AM - Reply

      what a perfect presentation.

    20. Jenny Pics 2017-12-17 at 9:39 AM - Reply

      Fantastic colour and light against the dark background Bill!

    21. collage42 -Pia-Vittoria// 2017-12-17 at 9:39 AM - Reply

      wonderful!
      greetings

    22. alfredlexx60 (Soldat Chvéïk de retour) 2017-12-17 at 9:40 AM - Reply

      Only a master can do such things!

    23. the-father 2017-12-17 at 9:41 AM - Reply

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    24. [email protected]@ (Serge Rolandez) 2017-12-17 at 9:42 AM - Reply

      Sympa cette réalisation

    25. SCOTTS WORLD 2017-12-17 at 9:42 AM - Reply

      Wow this is awesome…beautiful comp and light/colors! Nice work Bill, have a good night!

    26. m43photos 2017-12-17 at 9:42 AM - Reply

      Great macro shot well presented on a back background!
      Have a nice Wednesday.

    27. KaronLNetherland 2017-12-17 at 9:42 AM - Reply

      Very cool picture Onasill.

    28. 2000stargazer 2017-12-17 at 9:42 AM - Reply

      Gorgeous macro !

    29. archer10 (Dennis) 107M Views 2017-12-17 at 9:42 AM - Reply

      Fantastic shot.

    30. tihoslic3 2017-12-17 at 9:44 AM - Reply

      wow!!!

    31. catarina.berg 2017-12-17 at 9:45 AM - Reply

      A fine image with the black background1

    32. Frank Hendriks 2017-12-17 at 9:46 AM - Reply

      Wonderful light, tones and focus!!

    33. kaifudo 2017-12-17 at 9:46 AM - Reply

      Delicate shades! And beautiful light !!

    34. Bingee 2017-12-17 at 9:46 AM - Reply

      Outstanding composition and presentation

    35. Maraymondo 2017-12-17 at 9:46 AM - Reply

      Stunning light and a lovely image !!

    36. Papucho Photography 2017-12-17 at 9:47 AM - Reply

      Awesome shot excellent work Bill.

    37. AnneJ ღ 2017-12-17 at 9:47 AM - Reply

      Oh well done Bill, this makes a sharp impressive impact….. most effective against the darkness of background !!!! excellent my friend 🙂

    38. Greg's Southern Ontario (catching Up Slowly) 2017-12-17 at 9:50 AM - Reply

      Beautiful capture, Bill! Allan Gardens is just around the corner from where I live ….

    39. Dont´comment the same photo 2017-12-17 at 9:50 AM - Reply

      Sublime macro Amigo Bill!

    40. Herculeus. 2017-12-17 at 9:51 AM - Reply

      A lovely macro shot, Bill.

    41. Thom Sheridan 2017-12-17 at 9:51 AM - Reply

      It’s a true work of art!

    42. Kapaliadiyar 2017-12-17 at 9:51 AM - Reply

      Excellent capture .

    43. Lincolnian (Brian) - BUSY, in and out 2017-12-17 at 9:51 AM - Reply

      Somewhat different to you usual shots, Bill, which shows the diversity of your photography. Nice work.

      Have a nice day.

    44. jeffchartier57 2017-12-17 at 9:52 AM - Reply

      Wonderful lighting angle and tones. Have a nice day

    45. deslee74 2017-12-17 at 9:53 AM - Reply

      Beautiful shot, well done

    46. Robert...P/OFF 2017-12-17 at 9:53 AM - Reply

      Awesome contrast and light, great shot Bill !

    47. gabriele968 very busy 2017-12-17 at 9:54 AM - Reply

      Wonderful shot, great lighting.

    48. coulportste 2017-12-17 at 9:54 AM - Reply

      super shot

    49. Fc Nikon 2017-12-17 at 9:55 AM - Reply

      Wonderful work, Bill

    50. Alberto Quintal Valencia 2017-12-17 at 9:56 AM - Reply

      Stunning!!

    51. Pat=H on-off 2017-12-17 at 9:56 AM - Reply

      terrific work !

    52. T.JEFFREY 2017-12-17 at 9:56 AM - Reply

      wow . the composition of this image look interesting .

    53. PVHuong Photography | 090 8915 090 2017-12-17 at 9:57 AM - Reply

      Great work!

    54. marcellociappi 2017-12-17 at 9:57 AM - Reply

      Very nice photography indeed !!!
      I wish you a happy day.

    55. farooq863 2017-12-17 at 9:58 AM - Reply

      wonderful indeed

    56. picolojojo 2017-12-17 at 9:58 AM - Reply

      WOW,,,, Magnifique my friend !

    57. PhotosToArtByMike 2017-12-17 at 9:58 AM - Reply

      Nicely captured with beautiful colors Bill, I like the detail and gritty texture. Fantastic on the dark background – it pops off the page.

    58. imagendaniel 2017-12-17 at 9:58 AM - Reply

      Espectacular contraste de tonos

    59. vampire-carmen 2017-12-17 at 9:59 AM - Reply

      Excellent light and compo, wonderful treatment!

    60. Rene Surfer - Bitte Profil lesen;-) / Please read 2017-12-17 at 9:59 AM - Reply

      Like it!

    61. Snuffy 2017-12-17 at 10:00 AM - Reply

      Great colours. Love the black background.

    62. tewhiufoto 2017-12-17 at 10:01 AM - Reply

      Stunning light Bill

    63. becky04181949 2017-12-17 at 10:01 AM - Reply

      Wow! Great macro……. amazing light!!

    64. Howard L. 2017-12-17 at 10:01 AM - Reply

      The light and the focus is amazing, Bill.

    65. spuddie7 2017-12-17 at 10:02 AM - Reply

      Beautifully done Bill. :O)

    66. ADRIANO ART FOR PASSION 2017-12-17 at 10:02 AM - Reply

      Fantastic compo and light…

    67. Artistic-touches 2017-12-17 at 10:02 AM - Reply

      Just gorgeous on the black background Bill!
      Beautiful macro!

    68. Jesus_l 2017-12-17 at 10:03 AM - Reply

      Very beautiful!!

    69. Butch Osborne 2017-12-17 at 10:03 AM - Reply

      Hi Bill! Fantastic shot. Love the detail and color. Happy Thanksgiving. Ours is next month. I know what you mean about the weather coming. I just winterized my new trailer and covered. It will sit in the driveway until May.

    70. IO,Marina. 2017-12-17 at 10:04 AM - Reply

      Questa tue ultime foto sono una più bella dell’altra.

    71. su-sa-ni-ta 2017-12-17 at 10:04 AM - Reply

      Estupenda luz y composicion…Hi Bill

    72. denebq 2017-12-17 at 10:04 AM - Reply

      Fantastic light and details ………………….. Super colors …………….. Stunning presentation ………………… 🙂

    73. tsuping.liu 2017-12-17 at 10:05 AM - Reply

      Excellent

    74. kirru11 2017-12-17 at 10:05 AM - Reply

      Precioso contraste de color en esta bella macro amigo Bill….Un abrazo….Felicidades

    75. ·tlc∙ 2017-12-17 at 10:05 AM - Reply

      Wow Bill, that is truly magnificent. I love the light on the flower and how it contrasts with the dark background.

    76. zulbaning 2017-12-17 at 10:05 AM - Reply

      awesome light play!

    77. @ Photography 2017-12-17 at 10:06 AM - Reply

      This is so cool

    78. xyoan 2017-12-17 at 10:08 AM - Reply

      Brilliant presentation. Congrats.

    79. DianaChuang 2017-12-17 at 10:09 AM - Reply

      Superb image !

    80. suresh_krishna 2017-12-17 at 10:09 AM - Reply

      An excellent capture against the black background.

    81. Pixelmädchen6 2017-12-17 at 10:09 AM - Reply

      Wow, very nice exempted
      Crunchy your plant and a good Macro
      Have a nice Evening Bill

    82. Hunali 2017-12-17 at 10:09 AM - Reply

      Excellent use of light! So pretty!

    83. Kamal50 2017-12-17 at 10:09 AM - Reply

      looks great on black bg

    84. EOS 400D 2017-12-17 at 10:10 AM - Reply

      Excellent detail colours light and capture Bill!

    85. ByotA .... 2017-12-17 at 10:10 AM - Reply

      superb tone and light .. great macro ..

    86. Ghorvei 2017-12-17 at 10:10 AM - Reply

      Love this low key shot, beautifully done!

    87. Onasill ~ Bill Badzo 2017-12-17 at 10:10 AM - Reply

      ++1

    88. Julia Rylskova 2017-12-17 at 10:11 AM - Reply

      Excellent photographer, Onasill ~ Bill Badzo ~ OFF/ON ~ MORE OFF;-)

    89. Clic - Fany Romano 2017-12-17 at 10:12 AM - Reply

      Just a magnific macro BILL, amazing work, congratulations.

    90. Alberto Ramos C. 2017-12-17 at 10:13 AM - Reply

      Una hermosa composición, muy bien presentada.
      Saludos Bill.

    91. Bijan1351 2017-12-17 at 10:14 AM - Reply

      A very beautiful macro and great light…. Bravo Bill

    92. icemanphotos 2017-12-17 at 10:14 AM - Reply

      Excellent work Bill.

    93. Hi,Lol 2017-12-17 at 10:14 AM - Reply

      Beautiful Bill, This is a gem for certain. Perfect lighting and color. The contrast of the flower and background is superb

    94. Toky, Lily and George moments 2017-12-17 at 10:15 AM - Reply

      fantastic close up, colours and light Bill!

    95. Daniel Andión 2017-12-17 at 10:16 AM - Reply

      Good minimlaism and stunning light.

    96. mariola aga 2017-12-17 at 10:16 AM - Reply

      fantastic composition Bill !

    97. antoni targarona i gibert 2017-12-17 at 10:17 AM - Reply

      excellent macro

    98. Carl's Captures 2017-12-17 at 10:18 AM - Reply

      Dramatic light and dynamic detail Bill!

    99. Jims_photos 2017-12-17 at 10:19 AM - Reply

      Gorgeous image

    100. Doeixo 2017-12-17 at 10:19 AM - Reply

      Super shot!!!!

    101. Gravedigger Vienna 2017-12-17 at 10:20 AM - Reply

      A masterly photo, Bill!

    102. dnoseworth 2017-12-17 at 10:20 AM - Reply

      Wonderful light and tones Bill and a lovely flora capture, Allan gardens is such an amazing place to visit .

    103. Tom Webzell 2017-12-17 at 10:20 AM - Reply

      Fantastic capture, great light Bill.

    104. vgphotoz 2017-12-17 at 10:21 AM - Reply

      Spendid!

    105. marian rodriguez m. 2017-12-17 at 10:21 AM - Reply

      Gorgeous macro and very nice background!

    106. Onasill ~ Bill Badzo 2017-12-17 at 10:21 AM - Reply

      **2

    107. Gery Singer 2017-12-17 at 10:21 AM - Reply

      Excellent work Bill.

    108. mnovela2293 2017-12-17 at 10:21 AM - Reply

      Great edditions!!!!!!! lovely spatifilium! congrats!

    109. tsuping.liu 2017-12-17 at 10:22 AM - Reply

      Perfect work

    110. what i see2011 2017-12-17 at 10:22 AM - Reply

      Nice exposure Bill.

    111. History Rambler 2017-12-17 at 10:22 AM - Reply

      Excellent work, Bill!

    112. Anvilcloud 2017-12-17 at 10:24 AM - Reply

      So effective on black. Happy TG.

    113. LSChu1 2017-12-17 at 10:24 AM - Reply

      Wonderful shot, Bill !!!

    114. thomas390 2017-12-17 at 10:24 AM - Reply

      What marvelous light; absolutely ; absolutely breathtaking..Love your creative composition,spectacular lighting, great detail and beautiful color. Thanks for sharing this magnificent creative flower study and thanks for your visit and comment, my friend Bill

    115. I Nair 2017-12-17 at 10:24 AM - Reply

      Lovely light….excellent shot!

    116. kontinova2 2017-12-17 at 10:25 AM - Reply

      Extraordinary flower ! perfect close up shot.
      Have a very nice day my friend, hugs Bill !

    117. Estevam Cesar 2017-12-17 at 10:25 AM - Reply

      Fascinating colors and details of this beautiful species of flowers! Greetings ..

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