If you love big roses but are short on space, here’s a great way to layer them in for more blooms per square foot. Using the vertical plane, this urban home features three tiers of planting: in ground, a raised bed and large window boxes. Hidden behind are two large pots that support the coral flowered climbing roses. All of this fits into a space just five feet deep from sidewalk to house wall.
Because roses are heavy feeders, fill your raised planters and containers with Black Gold All Purpose Potting Soil. It contains controlled-release fertilizer, so it will give newly planted ever-blooming Flower Carpet or small shrub roses the food they need for a vigorous start. After a couple of months, it also helps to feed again with rose and flower fertilizer.
About Maureen Gilmer
Maureen Gilmer is celebrating her 40th year in California horticulture and photojournalism as the most widely published professional in the state. She is the author of 21 books on gardening, design and the environment, is a widely published photographer, and syndicated with Tribune Content Agency. She is the weekly horticultural columnist for the Desert Sun newspaper in Palm Springs and contributes to Desert Magazine, specializing on arid zone plants and practices for a changing climate. She works and lives in the remote high desert for firsthand observations of native species. Her latest book is The Colorful Dry Garden published by Sasquatch Books. When not writing or photographing she is out exploring the desert on her Arabian horse. She lives in Morongo Valley with her husband Jim and two rescue pit bulls. When not writing or photographing she is usually out riding her quarter horse.
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