Instead of envying your neighbor’s rose garden, you too can grow healthy plants with magnificent blooms, rich in color and sweet fragrance. Most people think that organic rose gardening takes too much time and effort but in truth, you can have a gorgeous garden with little help simply by knowing how. Roses have been the number one flower throughout the world’s existence, grown naturally without modern day chemicals. If you love roses and want to do what you can to promote a healthy environment, you can simply by getting involved with rose planting naturally.
Nature has created incredible flowers and trees with nutrients being provided by soil, water, and sun. One of the most important aspects of rose planting is by making sure you use rich soil and when watering, you want to make sure you deep water so roots low in the ground are being provided with moisture. With this, your rose garden would be stunning and healthy.
Leaves of the rose bush will go through a process known as photosynthesis. Water and the sun’s energy will cause change, resulting in this phenomenon. Additionally, microorganisms in the soil such as nematodes, fungus, bacteria, and worms are a huge part of organic rose gardening, which actually break down dead parts of the rose bush. This entire process helps to enrich the soil, which then produces healthier plants. Unfortunately, many people will use chemical products on roses, which kill these micro organisms. This means your roses are not getting the natural assistance needed.
Chemicals are not just dangerous but they are also addictive to roses. This means when transplanting roses or starting a new garden, you want to avoid chemicals at all costs. Instead, you would use only homemade organic products or you could purchase a variety of commercial products now being offered on the market. Best of all, the cost associated with organic rose gardening is far less than you would imagine. Comparing cost of using chemicals versus of growing plants without chemicals is quite interesting.
As mentioned earlier, one of the key elements of organic rose gardening has to do with the soil. One of the best ways for proper rose bush care is to create rich soil is by using compost. You can create your own compost pile simply by throwing all your waste into an area of the yard away from the home. This would include food scraps, grass clippings, dog waste, and literally anything that would decay. As the compost pile gets larger, it would need to be turned, which helps with the overall decay process, heating things up so when used, the soil would be highly nutritious.
In addition to soil, roses are prone to pests but not all pests are bad. In fact, ladybugs and wasps are quite helpful so if you were to use chemicals, the good insects would be destroyed. Instead, you want to use only organic products so you let nature take its course. You will also find that snakes, birds, lizards, and frogs are good for rose gardens in that they eat worms and grubs that can be destructive. Along with making organic solutions, many organic products are now sold at gardening centers.
The bottom line is that organic rose gardening is not hard and when a few simple tips are followed, you grow the most spectacular blooms possible. Your roses will be full of large, colorful, and sweet smelling flowers for you to enjoy. Choosing to grow organically will not just save you money but also time working in the garden. Even if you are planting roses that have been grown chemically, you can still grow them organically although you would need to provide a little more care.