The rose is perhaps one of the most beautiful and popular flower that we have known decades ago. The flower is well known in almost throughout the world. Dealing with rose topiary or growing rose bushes is an enjoyable hobby. It is easy to deal with and at the same time very rewarding. Just review your gardening ‘know-how’ and with that genuine love for roses then you’re on your way to dealing with your rose topiary.
In dealing with your rose topiary or caring for your rose bushes, it is important that you understand its basic needs. Rose topiary or bushes need at least six hours of direct sunlight every day. There are also bushes that can tolerate a shaded area but still need about four or five hours of sunlight per day. You also need rich and fertile soil for your roses. You can make improvements for the soil by mixing animal waste or compost. As we have known, there are many rose bushes varieties. There is always a rose to suit every preference, taste, color or shape or anything that you can think of.
Dealing with your rose topiary or bushes also means dealing with pests problem. Invaders are always a big problem for your rose bushes. These invaders are the different harmful insects that attacked the rose plant, such are: midge larva, cane borer, Japanese beetles, thrips, stem girders, aphids, slug, mites, caterpillars, scale insects, and rose chafer. There are ways in which we can solve this problem on pests control for our garden. In sustaining the life of your rose bushes you have to plan carefully in dealing with this. Also, you have to positively know what kind of insect you will encounter. There are also non-synthetic or chemical based pesticide that you can buy to help you in your pests control problem for your rose bushes. But you have to be very careful in choosing what to buy. Chemical based pesticide is harmful for us, our pets, the wildlife and the environment. Including the so-called ‘natural chemical pesticide’ proper use must be first in our mind. Be sure to read the instructions or directions on the label of the product and follow it strictly. You can also try using the natural way of fighting these bushes invaders – use their own ‘natural enemies’ to get rid of them. There are some garden centers that offer advice or tips regarding this concern for your rose bushes.
Pruning is very important for your rose bushes as this will encourage healthy growth and will produce more blooms. Pruning is usually done every year for rose bushes and for most varieties of roses except for the ‘climbers’. In pruning, you just have to remove dead twigs or old dried stems or to train the plant’s growth in another manner.
As just plain rose enthusiasts or rose lovers would say that your garden is not complete if you don’t have roses or rose bushes in it – is true. Give it the proper care, it can offer you back the best healthy blooms to beautify your very own place and gives you too pure joy.
By Bobbi Schultz