Tips for growing healthy, beautiful roses: Plenty of sun

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When deciding where to plant your roses, keep the sun in mind.

Roses do best in plenty of direct sunlight, at least 5 to 6 hours a day, if possible. The sun in the morning is the most important because it helps prevent diseases by drying the leaves of your roses.

If your roses are not getting enough sun, they may display sub-par blooms, weaken and become more  susceptible to parasites and diseases. Inadequate sun will make it less overwintering less likely.

The more sun, the more flowers. When deciding where to plant, keep in mind that the angle of the sun changes throughout the season. Try and choose an area that offers the most sun the year-round.

Rose gardening tips for growing healthy roses: Dig a big hole

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When digging a hole for your roses, size matters and is a key factor in giving them a great start.

Whether you’re planting container roses or bare-root roses,  you will need to dig a hole that is both wide enough to accomodate the root structure. Having your hole deep enough is paramount to good drainage.

Give at least three feet of space between your rose bushes when planting to allow for room to grow as your plants mature.

rose gardening tips for growing healthy roses