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Growing a perfect long Stem Roses
One of the prettiest flowers is the rose. Roses have a special place in modern culture; they have come to be a symbol of so many things. One of the prettiest and most symbolic roses is the long stem rose. Growing long stem roses is difficult for most people. However, it doesn't have to be that way if you know a few basic things.
One of the most important things that you can do to is to make great long stem roses is to prune them regularly. To prune roses you will need a pair of gloves and some sharp snips. Pruning consists of two activities. The first and most common is dead heading. Deadheading is simply removing the dead blossoms. This should be done often. Clipping the dead blossoms promotes the growth of new blossoms. The second type of pruning is clipping the branches to promote new growth and to control the shape. Usually this is done at the end of the growing season. When you decide to prune your long stem roses generally you want to cut them just above an outward facing bud. The new branches will grow from this bud so make the cuts in places where you want to promote growth.
Long stem roses need lots of water. Most roses need about 1 to 2 inches of water per week. When you water your roses make sure that you water the roots as opposed to spraying water all over the plant. Some people believe that droplets of water on the leaves as it will burn holes in pedals because they refract the light during the day. Watering in the morning is best so that the plant can use the moisture during the day. Watering during the night can promote fungus on you roses. Whenever you water your long stem roses make sure that the water is actually penetrating the ground. If it is not penetrating you might mix in some gardening soil to help it be more receptive to the water.
Fertilizing your roses can be confusing if you don't know how to do it properly. Finding the right fertilizer is important. Not all are made the same and some are optimized for certain types of plant. On the package there are three numbers. The first number is the amount of nitrogen that is in the fertilizer this is the most important nutrient for growth and blooming. The second number is the phosphorus which promotes root growth and the third is Potassium which promotes large blossoms. Generally fertilizer is labeled with their purpose on the package. Look for fertilizer that is labeled either for Roses or for flowers. The right fertilizer will go a long way when you growing long stem roses.
When you fertilize you will want to use about 3/lbs for every 100 square feet. If you use to much you will burn the rose bush. Generally you don't want to use any when you are planting either because it might burn the plant. It is also advisable not to fertilize after mid august as your long stem roses will begin to go into hibernation.
Though most of these things seem pretty basic they will make a big difference with your long stem roses. As the years go on you will find other things that will make your long stem roses even better, before to long you will become an expert at growing roses.
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