Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Rush For The Roses 2016

Saturday, April 23rd marks the beginning of this year’s rose season with the annual “Rush For The Roses” event at The Flower Bin. This year’s event features over 270 varieties of roses and an inventory of 3,200 rose bushes in stock. Follow this link for the 2016 Rose variety list and more local rose information: http://www.theflowerbin.net/roses.html. Plan to arrive early and park on Korte Place, then walk around to the entrance and wait for the gates to open promptly at 8:00 AM.
At that point, the “Rush” is on.
Inside the Flower Bin Rose House you’ll find hundreds of roses ready to take home and plant. If this is your first experience with growing roses, here are some tips to help you decide which roses are right for your garden. Floribunda roses are generally smaller flowers than hybrid roses but they bear many flowers each season.
Hybrid tea roses are very popular with dozens of color and fragrance choices. Miniature roses are naturally dwarf plants. For planting purposes, roses need a spot of their own in full sun away from trees and shrubs. In lieu of full sun, a good second choice would be a place where your rose would receive full morning sun.
Plan to amend the planting site with Rose Bed amendment, mixed in 50:50 with your native soil. A good choice for fertilizing your roses is Mile High Rose Food and Fertilome Rose food.
Roses will attract pollinators and add beauty and fragrance to your garden for many years.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the update! Will you also post about when to prune existing roses? They have so much growth already that I don't know what to cut off! Thanks!