Growing Roses in Containers
By: Maureen Gilmer
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.
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