Presentation on theme: "Creating A Rose Garden From the Ground Up. Course Objective Learn the basics of planting and maintaining a rose garden. You will learn the following during."— Presentation transcript:
Course Objective Learn the basics of planting and maintaining a rose garden. You will learn the following during the course of this presentation: Rose selection Soil preparation Planting your roses Basic care and maintenance A brief test will follow each section. Fill out the Training Survey and return it to the instructor before you leave. Good luck and happy rose gardening!
Selecting Your Roses Roses come in many shapes, sizes and varieties. Choose roses with the following requirements in mind: At least 4 hours of direct sunlight per day Regular, deep watering at the roots (a soaker hose is recommended) Rich loamy soil with good drainage Adequate space to grow Regular feedings at least once a month during growing season
Types of Roses Roses are as varied and unique as the people who raise them. Choose your roses based on available space and conditions and how much time you want to spend caring for them. Hybrid teas Shrub roses Floribundas Climbing roses Groundcovers Tree roses Miniatures Antique roses
Hybrid Teas Most popular rose in the United States. Plant singly to showcase their unique beauty in the rest of your rose garden. Beautiful and fragrant, but more susceptible to disease. Plant at least 3 feet apart. Rose shown in picture is a “Peace Rose”.
Shrub Roses Plant along the borders of your garden. Grow tall or trim down for a clean, tidy look. May be used as a perennial border. Hardy and low maintenance and come in many exciting colors. Rose shown in picture is a “Sally Holmes”.
Floribundas Grow shorter than hybrid teas and shrub roses. Heavy bloomers, producing clusters of blooms in all seasons except winters with hard frost. Plant at least 2-2 ½ feet apart. Rose shown in picture is an “Iceberg” floribunda.
Climbing Roses Very hardy and quick growers. They must be trained up onto a post, trellis or fence. Rose shown in picture is a “Climbing Gold Bunny”.
Groundcovers Small and low-growing and can be planted anywhere you want a burst of color. Plant these roses at least 4-5 feet apart. Rose shown in picture is called “Yellow Ribbons”.
Tree Roses Plant tree roses along the borders of your rose garden. Stake these hardy roses like any other tree. Plant at least 3-5 feet apart. Can be planted in pots to put on your porch or entryway.
Miniatures Short and have masses of extremely petite blooms. Plant miniatures at the edges of your borders. Can be planted in pots or in hanging baskets. Rose shown in picture is called a “Jean Keneally”.
Antique Roses Extremely hardy and almost maintenance-free. Initially bred for their fortitude and resilience. Train onto a fence or trellis. Can be grown in pots as long as the pot is large enough and enough fertilizer is provided. Rose shown in picture is called a “Cecile Brunner”.