West Michigan is a great place to grow Roses…great soil, warm summer months, cooler spring and fall months with adequate rainfall. Some may argue Roses are difficult to grow. Not so…remember, these are not your grandmother’s Rose bushes.
Today you can choose from a number of different types of Roses and they are much tougher than yesterday’s Roses. Own-root Roses like the Knock Out® or Easy Elegance® brands of Roses are grown on their own root, giving them greater disease resistance. A Hybrid Tea Rose is a beautiful, fragrant way to add some color (think yellow, peach, bi-color, etc., single bloom per stem) to your garden or landscape. There are also Shrub Roses that stay low to the ground as well as Climbing Roses (if you can’t go out, go up!).
Roses need three basic things to be “happy.” They need at least 6+ hours of sun a day, 2 inches of water per week, and a good, slow-release fertilizer every 6 weeks from April through September. Today’s Roses will give you beautiful blooms two to three times per season. Some mulch around the base will provide both summer and winter protection.
Flowerland carries many varieties of roses. The following photos are a glimpse of what is available.
*Click on the image to view full size.
OWN ROOT LANDSCAPE ROSES
This type of rose is hardy and doesn’t need winter protection like grafted roses do. Because it is grown on its own root, it also tends to be more disease resistant.
Own Root Landscape Roses produce bigger flowers with lots of color from late May into November. It is perfect for any sunny spot in your garden.
Flowerland also carries a wide variety of:
*Photos Courtesy of © Weeks Roses