Flowers are very beautiful, but they can be expensive if you buy them in florists, mainly because they wither after being picked. So the way out can be to plant your own flowers! So how about learning how to plant roses and have your own garden? Hurry up to check out our tips and let’s blossom your house together!
Why plant my own flowers?
We know that buying flowers these days can sometimes not pay off, as they are short-lived once picked. Also, depending on the variety of the flower, it can be quite expensive. However, we know that giving up having a beautiful, decorated and scented house is not an option, is it?
Did you know that in addition to the obvious financial benefit, planting flowers can be therapeutic? So it is! Many people take care of gardens and do it with great care in order to relax. So how about combining business with pleasure and learning how to plant roses? So, keep an eye out for our tips!
The rose is one of the most classic, romantic and fragrant flowers in the garden. They are available in different colors, bloom throughout the year and planting is very simple. In addition, they can be planted in different places: vases, gardens and even window boxes, have you ever thought how romantic?
Roses also have a wide variety, ranging from the most popular to the most exotic. Before getting down to business, get to know some of the types:
- Hybrid Tea: This is the most common rose variety and grows on vertical shrubs.
- Shrub Roses: They are also born on bushes and come in different sizes.
- Climbing Roses: These are usually planted on fences and railings. They are also found around columns or on walls.
- Floribunda: They are showy and elegant if planted in several rows of shrubs.
So how about getting started and learning how to plant roses?
One of the coolest things about roses is that they are very simple to plant: they can be planted directly in the pot or in the garden soil, using seeds or cuttings and even being planted in potatoes! Did you like it? So check out the step by step how to plant roses:
How to plant roses in the pot
Planting roses directly in the pot with a seedling is one of the simplest ways. For this you will need:
- Pink seedling of your choice
- Vase (can be plastic or clay, as long as it has holes in the bottom)
- Small pebbles (crushed)
- Coarse sand (bought from florists)
- Fertilized land (black is more suitable)
How to plant:
Prepare the vase by placing some of the stones at the bottom. Then make a mixture of the earth and sand, in the proportion of half of each one. Pour this mixture into the pot until a little over halfway, but without squeezing.
Make a small hole in the ground and gently insert the rose seedling, completing with the rest of the mixture, squeezing lightly so as not to break the branch. Is ready!
How about seeing the step by step how to plant roses in the pot? Check out this video tutorial how simple it is!
How to plant roses with seeds
A less common but equally effective way is to use rose seeds. For this technique you will need:
- rose seeds
- 3% hydrogen peroxide
- paper towels or napkins
- disposable cups
- Vase or a garden to transplant the rose after germination
How to plant:
This technique requires more time, as the seeds will have to germinate before moving to the ground, but there are so-called stratified seeds for sale. If you are going to use them, you can go directly to the planting stage.
Put in a container about 250 ml of water, one or two teaspoons of 3% hydrogen peroxide and leave the seeds for about an hour to soak in this mixture.
Then slightly dampen the sheets of paper towels, drain the water from the container and carefully wrap the seeds in the paper. Store these sheets in the refrigerator, checking them from time to time and moistening them as needed.
The seeds will be ready for planting when they start to sprout, which should happen in about 3 months. When they germinate, transfer a sprout to each disposable cup. Don’t forget to put soil in the cup and make a hole in the bottom.
When the seedlings already have leaves they can be planted in pots or in a garden, always transferring the soil from the cup together.
This technique is the most time-consuming, but with it you are able to follow the entire development of your rose. This is very rewarding and enjoyable! If you want, instead of buying seeds you can take them from a rose! See in this video tutorial how easy it is!
How to plant roses with the cutting method
I bet you’ve seen this method before: a rose bush planted through a branch. This technique is one of the oldest and most common, but it is capable of creating truly fascinating roses! Follow these steps to see how to do it. You will need:
- A rose stake (not wooden, it’s the rose’s own branch)
- pruning shears
- Plastic or clay pot with hole in the bottom
- Expanded clay (found in building supply stores)
- Humus (found in florists)
How to plant:
With pruning shears, cut a stake from a junction of branches on a rosebush. The chosen branch must have at least a pair of leaves, no flower and the cut must be made diagonally, never straight. It is suggested that the stake have at least 15 cm and at least two stubs from which new branches will grow (called buds). From the selected stake, you must remove the leaves leaving only a few on top. Reserve the stake.
Prepare the vase by filling it with clay. Mix the earth, sand and humus, placing the resulting substrate to fill the rest of the pot. Then make a hole in the earth about 5 cm deep and insert the stake, covering with a little more substrate and gently squeezing so that the stake does not fall out.
It is suggested to create a small greenhouse with plastic bags or a pet bottle, to protect your rosebush from strong sunlight.
This procedure asks you to water the cutting whenever it dries out, as it cannot dry out during the rooting period, which takes about two weeks. After this interval you can transfer your plant to another larger location if you wish.
How to plant roses on potatoes
So it is! One way to ensure your rose gets lots of nutrients is to use a potato as a support for the stake. To make it this way, you must cut the rose stake exactly as in the previous tip, but instead of planting it in clay, you must fit it into a potato.
After that just plant the potato in the ground and watch the magic happen! Potatoes provide the rose with the vitamins it needs to grow, in addition to stimulating the development of its root.
Don’t forget to create a greenhouse for this rose as well, just like the stake from the previous tip, as roses planted with this technique need this apparatus to grow.
I planted my rosebush. And now? How to care?
After planting your rosebush you should make sure it blooms and lasts for a long time. Some tips are:
- Water your rose bush at least once a week, but do not soak it. Preferably do this when the sun is high, so that the earth will absorb the water and it will dry out.
- You can fertilize the land like an ordinary plant. Look in florists for fertilizers and apply it to the soil as indicated on the package.
- Roses like the sun a lot, so install your garden or place the pots with the roses in places that receive a lot of sunlight.
- When pruning, don’t forget to remove dry branches and withered flowers. Cuts should always be diagonal and are made to encourage the growth of new flowers.
So, what did you think?
I bet you didn’t think it would be so easy, did you? Follow our tips on how to plant roses and how to conserve them to ensure a beautiful rose in your home!
Which technique did you like the most? What is your favorite pink color? Prefer to plant in pots or create a beautiful garden? Let us know your preferences and share your ideas, we’d love to hear your suggestions!