Rose Garden – Place of Enduring Passion

The beauty and fragrance of a rose garden inspires and stirs the soul. Roses have captured the hearts of many. Poets have praised the rose, writers have written books, composers have composed songs and singers have sung about roses for thousands of years. Lovers have expressed their undying love with roses. Let’s design a garden to share the magic of these amazing flowers. Why not send some roses to someone you love right now?

Rose Garden - Rose Picture

Rose Garden Flowers

Historical Overview

Rose fossils have even been discovered in Europe and the United States. There are hundreds of species, ranging from miniature plants, to giant ramblers. The majority originated in Asia.

Most roses produce single flowers, each with a whorl of five petals. Gardeners have cultivated the rose over centuries. The double flower was the first major development. We now have high-pointed hybrids.

The hybrid tea roses are the most popular with gardeners today. They originated in France. Polyanthas also originated in France. They were produced from the Japanese Rosa multiflora crossed with a China rose. The Floribunda roses in turn developed from these roses. Floribundas are very popular and hardy shrubs.

People started separating the rose plants as rose breeding became popular, early in the 19th century. They were planted on their own in a formal design.

Today people are more relaxed; they grow roses together with other plants. This is more of an informal and a natural style. It is however personal taste. One of the reasons People decided to put roses with other plants is because…think about it. For four months of the year, roses look dead.

Rose Garden Essentials

Rose Garden Design

Rose garden design can be as much fun as or more than enjoying a finished landscaped rose garden. Ponder over all the beautiful rose pictures to select those just must have plants. Review all the rose planting ideas and imagine them bringing the best out of your favourite rose.

Growing Roses

Growing roses successfully requires care in planting them in suitable positions. Planting of bush roses and bare-root roses have special requirements. Proper staking of roses will ensure that the plants will receive support without being damaged.

Caring for Roses

Roses need special care throughout the year. Roses need to be dead headed, fed and watered properly. They are prone to diseases and pests, but will be healthy with good nurturing and care.

Pruning Roses

Follow my advice, and with a bit of practice you will be an expert at pruning roses . Keep to the essential pruning requirements of each type of rose and ensure an abundance of roses and healthy plants.

Enjoying Your Rose Garden

Nothing beats the joy of walking through a rose garden. You smell the beautiful fragrance and behold all the perfectly formed blooms. Make sure you have a garden bench placed to give the best view.

The rose flowers are the best loved. Roses make a stunning floral arrangement, and when they dry out, you can use the petals in pot-pourri. The smell of a rose is said to lift depression.

Rose face wash

Make a soothing rose fragrant face wash. All you need to do is boil a cup of rose petals in 1 cup of water. Strain the petals out when the liquid has cooled. Pour the liquid in a fine mist spray bottle. Refresh yourself on a hot summer’s day by spraying some mist onto your face.

Rose Lotion

Add two and a half tablespoons of dried rose petals to 400ml of white wine vinegar. Let the mixture stand for 2 weeks before staining of the petals. Use the vinegar lotion sparingly on oily spots.

IMPORTANT: Do not use roses that have been sprayed with poison!

Send some flowers to someone you love

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