Want to make a beautiful flower garden from tea-hibid, climbing or floribunda roses, but do not know where to start? Then this article is for you! In it you will find answers to the most frequent questions that arise for beginners in arranging the rose garden.
A beautiful, magnificently blooming flower bed with roses under the window or next to the rest area is the dream of almost any avid gardener. If you are also dreaming about your own rose garden, learn how to break it properly and which varieties of roses to choose so that they blend well with each other and harmonize with your garden. And help you with this company Becker.
Where on the site to place a flower bed with roses
To choose the right place for a rose garden, you need to consider several factors:
- All roses are very fond of the sun, so the flower bed should be well lit;
- it should be located in a well-viewed place so that you can admire it from different points of the site;
- the place should be protected from drafts and cold winds, but at the same time air should circulate freely there.
To get a good overview and access from any side, break a flower bed with roses. in the open area of the yard or near the recreation area.
You can also plant bushes on the edge of the lawn along the garden paths - here roses will look great.
Another good option is to mark the rose garden. near the house. In this case, give preference to the east side, since lighting there will be the most optimal.
Place the rose garden near the house so that the walls and the fence do not obscure the bushes. Also, do not forget to leave wide paths for the passage to comfortably move around the site, without fear of pricking the branches.
Small flower bed or big?
The main thing that you need to build on when planning the design of the future flower garden, is the size of the plot. Small spaces are recommended to be planted with stunted and medium-grown species and varieties of roses (ground cover, hybrid tea, floribunda, low parks). But in a great deal of trouble, do not limit yourself to sprawling and tall specimens alone (climbing, standard, tall park). They are best combined with medium-sized rose bushes (highest in the center, lower at the edges). Then the flower bed will look volumetric and elegant.
In order for your rose garden to please you with variegated colors throughout the summer, it is advisable to plant varieties with different flowering periods.
Also consider in advance and the number of bushes. Insufficient number of plants will create the effect of a “bald” flower bed, and too densely planted bushes will oppress each other, due to which your roses will hurt more often and less bloom.
|The optimal distance between the bushes for different types of roses|
|Dwarf and undersized species and varieties||25-45 cm|
|Hybrid Tea and Medium Park||65-100 cm|
|Standard and low climbing climbers||50-100 cm|
|Tall park, weeping standard, vigorous climbing||1.5-2 m|
How to choose the right color scheme for rosary
In order for the garden to delight with its exquisite beauty, there should not be "random" plants bought spontaneously in it. The same rule applies to flower beds of roses.
A good option - roses of the same grade or one color. But even better if your bed will show off flowers of different shades. So you will achieve an extraordinary versatility and get a beautiful hanging composition. However, do not overdo it - too motley, casting with all the colors of the rainbow, the flowerbed looks untidy and quickly tires.
Here are a few combinations of colors that have already become classics and will be appropriate in almost any garden:
- elegant and peaceful flowerbedconsisting of white or green roses (recommended varieties - Bolero, Lovely green, White Diadem, Iceberg, Mont blanc);
- flowerbed in pastel colorsconsisting of roses with cream, pale pink, white and lavender flowers (recommended varieties - Blue Perfume, Flamingo, Belle ange, Princess margaret, Gloria Claiming, Pomponella, Dolce Vita, Sweet Honey, Novalis, Pink Tiara, Elina, Helena);
- bright flowerbedconsisting of roses of yellow, red, orange and lilac colors (recommended varieties - Red Intuishn, Gloria Day, Mr Lincoln, Freesia, Indigoletta, Casanova, Burgundy, Masquerade, Monica, Orange sensation, Cherry girl, Arthur Bell);
- contrast bedconsisting of two, successfully combined with each other shades, for example, red and white, purple and yellow (recommended varieties - Royal Williams, Black magic, Black cherry, Pascals, Blue fo yu, Love song, Abb tide, Big Spring, Cardinal, Golden Monica, Landora);
- unusual flower bedconsisting of basic plantings in the form of pastel roses with individual bushes as bright accents, for example, roses of delicate shades diluted with bushes of crimson, purple or orange colors (recommended varieties are Chopin, Vanilla Perfume, Cherry brandy, Julia Child, Ingrid Bergman, Bicollet, Pink Intuition, Frans libre).
When arranging the rose garden, rose bushes are recommended to be planted in groups (at least three copies), consisting of the same varieties or roses of the same color. Such islands look much better than isolated single specimens.
What can be combined roses on a bed
Of course, the queen of flowers plays the role of the main violin in any flower garden. But its charm can be enhanced with the help of properly selected "satellites".
Roses in combination with annuals and perennials
The main rule in this combination - neighbors should be low, located at a certain distance from the rose bushes and not grow too much.
Of the annuals, good neighbors for roses are verbena, kosmeya and Levkoy. Of the perennial flowers, it is best to give preference to lavender, veronica, delphiniums and dim varieties of asters. Also bulbous primroses, chrysanthemums and any low plants with flowers of not very bright color will look very nice next to the bushes of roses.
Roses in combination with ornamental shrubs
Against the background of lush greenery of ornamental shrubs, roses look even more charming. The classic combination - flower beds with roses and conifers. Also very popular combination of roses with boxwood, hydrangea and clematis.
Roses in combination with herbaceous plants
Perennial and annual herbs get along well with roses and do an excellent job with their main task - they cover the lower part of the bushes, bare patches of land and dark corners. Universal "soldiers" here are the hosts, spikelet Veronica, fescue, pike soddy. Ferns are also well combined with roses, but their development must be limited, otherwise in time they will become real aggressors.
The lower part of the bush is very many species and varieties of roses is not too attractive. To hide this shortcoming, plant low decorative plants and flowers next to them, which will serve as a kind of framing. For roses in pastel colors, lavender, boxwood, woolly chisteer, marine cineraria will be excellent companions. For bright roses, plants with golden and purple leaves and flowers are suitable, for example, Thunberg barberry, Santolina rosemary, aster curb, etc.
How to care for roses
So that your flower bed does not cease to please with bright colors and abundant flowering, do not forget to water and feed plants regularly (in spring and in the first half of summer with complex fertilizers with a predominance of nitrogen, in the second half of summer and in the fall - fertilizers with a predominance of potassium and phosphorus), as well as cut faded buds. Annually cut the bushes, first of all cutting out all broken, damaged by diseases and pests, as well as fatty fat shoots. Weakly resistant species and varieties must cover for the winter, before removing all the leaves.
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