by David Mulholland It might be another month or two before spring has sprung, but that means it’s time to start planning. Our favorite thing to plant at High Country Roses, is well, roses. And nothing excites us more than preparing a new rose bed. But there is more to it than sinking some roses in the ground and spreading some mulch. Keep reading for all the tips and tricks you’ll need to prepare amazing rose beds for perfect summertime blooms. Be sure to read to the end because the
Choosing the Right Rose
Here at High Country Roses, all of our plants are grown on their own roots. That simply means that we produce our roses by method called Asexual Vegetative Propagation. In more practical terms, we induce roots to grow on sections the rose’s stem through the application of plant hormones. Sometimes the process is referred to as cloning because the resulting plant is genetically identical to the parent. No matter what you call it, we produce between 50,000 and 70,000 cuttings each year.
Shhh! Do you want to know the single greatest success factor for growing great roses? Pick your roses to match your environment instead of trying to change your environment to fit your roses. I get it, we all do it. You’ll be shopping at the garden center, big box, or even the grocery store and see a beautiful plant at a great price and you snap it up. Then it turns out the plant has not hope surviving in your climate and it turns into one expensive annual. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be