Growing Roses Types of Roses For Your Rose Garden

You've decided you want to grow roses. You've read my previous article and you have a plan. You know:

1. Your level of gardening skill - this will help you determine the type of roses you want to grow.

2. How much space you can provide for growing roses.

3. That the area you have chosen for growing roses gets at least 6 hours of sunlight each day.

4. That there will be adequate ventilation in your rose growing spot.

5. There is sufficient drainage so that they do not get waterlogged when they get the equivalent of about one inch inch of rain each week.

Now we get to the really fun part - choosing what type of roses to grow!

Some roses are easier to grow than others and each type will grow to a different size and even have different types and numbers of flowers . I like to have early success when I start a project like this, so I will almost always choose the type of roses that will build my rose growing confidence. You may like more of a challenge, so take a look at these different types of roses and see what appeals to you.

Old Garden Roses. These are my favorite as they contain some of the oldest classes of roses and come in every size. They have a strong fragrance with flowers that bloom in almost any color you like. Many of this type of rose are repeat bloomers - you get to enjoy the flowers and fragrance multiple times during the growing roses season! They are also among the hardiest of roses - they can withstand a wide variety of climate and weather changes. Sounds like a great type of rose to start with.

Hybrid Teas - These are the type that usually comes to mind when talking about "roses." They have a single large flower (or bloom) at the end of a long stem and the flowers come in wide variety of colors.

Climbing Roses - These are the roses you see growing on trellises. They are vigorous growers and can grow to very great heights. They make an excellent backdrop for a yard or garden, however, they have to be trained to grow on a trellis or up buildings. Climbing Roses are available in a wide variety of colors, can be repeat bloomers and the flowers can be single large blooms or smaller multiple blooms.

Floribundas - The flowers of these roses tend to be smaller and come in bunches rather than single blooms. Because of their smaller size, they are easy to grow in containers, a real plus if space for growing roses is limited, or you just want to enhance your landscaping rather than have a full-blown rose garden. These roses were known as hybrid polyanthas prior to the 1940's (some trivia to impress your local nurseryman!).

Miniature Roses - these are for you if you don't have a yard! Yes - you can grow roses without have a lot of outdoor space. This rose type is grown in its own root stock making it extremely hardy. The plants themselves are small with blooms ranging from one-half inch to two inches in size and they flower continuously.

Now that you have some knowledge about the rose types and you have a plan for growing roses head out to your local nursery to see the different types of roses available. That will help you decide what type, size and color of roses you want to grow!

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Or visit my Squidoo lens at http://www.squidoo.com/rose-growing You've decided you want to grow roses. You've read my previous article and you have a plan. You know:

1. Your level of gardening skill - this will help you determine the type of roses you want to grow. 2. How much space you can provide for growing roses. 3. That the area you have chosen for growing roses gets at least 6 hours of sunlight each day. 4. That there will be adequate ventilation in your rose growing spot. 5. There is sufficient drainage so that they do not get waterlogged when they get the equivalent of about one inch inch of rain each week. Now we get to the really fun part - choosing what type of roses to grow!

Some roses are easier to grow than others and each type will grow to a different size and even have different types and numbers of flowers . I like to have early success when I start a project like this, so I will almost always choose the type of roses that will build my rose growing confidence. You may like more of a challenge, so take a look at these different types of roses and see what appeals to you.

Old Garden Roses. These are my favorite as they contain some of the oldest classes of roses and come in every size. They have a strong fragrance with flowers that bloom in almost any color you like. Many of this type of rose are repeat bloomers - you get to enjoy the flowers and fragrance multiple times during the growing roses season! They are also among the hardiest of roses - they can withstand a wide variety of climate and weather changes. Sounds like a great type of rose to start with.

Hybrid Teas - These are the type that usually comes to mind when talking about "roses." They have a single large flower (or bloom) at the end of a long stem and the flowers come in wide variety of colors.

Climbing Roses - These are the roses you see growing on trellises. They are vigorous growers and can grow to very great heights. They make an excellent backdrop for a yard or garden, however, they have to be trained to grow on a trellis or up buildings. Climbing Roses are available in a wide variety of colors, can be repeat bloomers and the flowers can be single large blooms or smaller multiple blooms.

Floribundas - The flowers of these roses tend to be smaller and come in bunches rather than single blooms. Because of their smaller size, they are easy to grow in containers, a real plus if space for growing roses is limited, or you just want to enhance your landscaping rather than have a full-blown rose garden. These roses were known as hybrid polyanthas prior to the 1940's (some trivia to impress your local nurseryman!).

Miniature Roses - these are for you if you don't have a yard! Yes - you can grow roses without have a lot of outdoor space. This rose type is grown in its own root stock making it extremely hardy. The plants themselves are small with blooms ranging from one-half inch to two inches in size and they flower continuously.

Now that you have some knowledge about the rose types and you have a plan for growing roses head out to your local nursery to see the different types of roses available. That will help you decide what type, size and color of roses you want to grow!

Haynes Miller is an avid gardener whose love of rose growing began in her grandmother's garden. She shares her love of growing roses with her daughter, who loves going to the nursery to view all the different types and picks out the colors of the plants.

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