Choosing the Right Rose for your Garden

There are literally hundreds of types of roses that you can grow in your garden. With such a selection to choose from, it can be extremely difficult to choose the rose that’s right for you. The best thing to do is to prioritize what is most important to you. For some people, color is a top priority. For others, it is the variety of the rose. While for me, I choose my roses by fragrance. I love a great smelling rose!

Maybe you want to create a whole new bed for your roses. This would be a great opportunity to do a mass planting of a few varieties like a lot of English gardens. Or maybe, you would like to do a mixture of a lot of different varieties. No matter what you choose, be sure you consider both the height and habit of the roses you are planning to plant. The taller roses should be in back, and fuller plants need more space. A garden plant diagram would be a great addition to your gardening calendar to help with this. Be sure to consider the size of your garden space, so that you can ensure proper exposure to the air and other elements as well. Keep in mind that you will need a minimum of 6 hours of sunlight for most plants.

And don’t forget, the most important factor to consider is zone hardiness. If the rose is not hardy enough for our growing zone, it will not survive a cold winter. All the roses we sell at Wenke Greenhouses are at least 1 zone hardier than they need to be.

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