Practical rose gardening : how to place, plant, and grow by Inger Palmstierna

By Inger Palmstierna

In Practical Rose Gardening, writer Inger Palmstierna stocks of her specified pursuits with us: glossy roses, the place the collection is ever altering, and the way you'll be able to use roses in a backyard including different crops. those are attention-grabbing components she covers from most sensible to backside, so that you can create a gorgeous backyard brimming with roses.

Palmstierna starts off via explaining the variation among a “modern rose” as opposed to an “old-fashioned” type. She then aids readers in selecting the best kind of rose for his or her backyard by means of delivering specific details on greater than fifty well known rose varieties—pick your favorites via colour or the kind of atmosphere during which every one species prospers. Roses that develop as floor conceal, for instance, are effortless to seem after and are beautiful on slopes and bigger components; roses that climb are ideal for a trellis or arch; and roses that develop as timber are stable and will flower numerous occasions a season. And if you’d like to develop your roses in a pot on a balcony or terrace, you’ll additionally how to deal with them in winter!

After you’ve discovered which crops paintings most sensible as partners for your roses, Palmstierna launches into the ever-important care of your roses, explaining the easiest how you can plant and prune. You’ll additionally grasp the best way to purchase and choose the simplest vegetation from outlets and backyard facilities and take care of universal rose difficulties, together with bettering the soil and working with pests.

Start growing to be your attractive, thriving rose backyard today!

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The next critical step is the choice of color. In the section ‘Roses for the flowerbed,’ p. 24, you will find them sorted by color. No matter what the type of rose, color can vary enormously between the pictured flower and what is described in the text, so if the color of the rose is an essential factor, you will have to try to get a look at a real specimen. Your chosen variety of rose should be disease resistant. A delicate rose is more difficult to care for and will require a lot more upkeep than a hardy specimen.

The rose bed in spring The care of the garden’s roses begins in spring. They might have needed a protective covering during winter—it all depends on the climate and weather. If the roses have been covered—see p. 21—you’ll need to uncover them, taking care not to do this too early in the season. When the spring sun is out it can seem warm and intense, yet there might still be night frost, which can quickly freeze many roses to death. The worst damage typically takes place in late winter and early spring—the rose’s branches can cope with the winter cold, but not with the contrast of warm days and ice cold nights—so hold back on baring the roses until spring has really taken hold and the weather has stabilized.

In Sweden, the most popular specimens are still ‘Nina Weibull’, red; ‘The Fairy’, light pink; ‘Friesia’, yellow; ‘Queen Elizabeth’, pink; ‘Peace’, pale yellow; and the climbers ‘New Dawn’, light pink and ‘Flammentanz’, red/pink. All are old roses, and some—even though they’re now of dubious quality—are still best sellers. In 2006 ‘Peaudouce’ was named ‘the world's most beloved rose’, a distinction bestowed by member rose societies all over the world. In spite of this, this particular rose has never achieved acclaim in Sweden, despite being available on the market since 1983.

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