04 Apr Plant a Rose
Honor a loved one by planting a rose in your garden in their memory.
When it comes to planting roses, there are a few things you’ll need to keep in mind. First, be sure to select a spot that gets plenty of sunlight. Roses need at least six hours of direct sunlight each day to bloom properly. Secondly, make sure the soil is well-drained. Roses do not like wet feet, so if your soil is heavy or clay-based, be sure to add some organic matter to improve drainage. Finally, when planting your rose, be sure to remove the plant from the pot and loosen the roots before planting. If you don’t, the plant may become root bound and will not thrive.
Once your rose is planted, water it well, and be sure to fertilize it twice a year. Roses need plenty of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium to bloom and grow healthy. You can either use a commercial rose fertilizer or make your own by mixing one part fish emulsion with two parts water.
Once your rose has been planted be sure to take a photo and share your story on the Facebook page keepbrokenarrowbeautiful.com. There will be a drawing from the entries and the winners will receive roses donated from Riddle Plant Farms & Sanders Nursery. We love to see our residents taking pride in their community! So enter today by planting a rose!