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Discovering the Magic of Roses: How You Can Distinguish Between the Different Types of Roses

If you are interested in growing roses, you are part of a world-wide community that loves this elegant and beautiful plant. By growing roses, you will experience immense satisfaction and you will create something of true beauty. Before you actually start developing your garden and start the care and planting of roses, you will have to buy your plants. Many hobbyists new to flower gardening are amazed at the wide selection of roses. If you simply walk into a gardening store - even one that does not specialize in roses - you may be shocked at the many varieties of roses. It often happens that the would-be gardener walks into a garden center and leaves with a completely different type of roses than he or she intended. If you want some tips on growing roses for beginner gardeners, many experts recommend getting familiar with flower types before actually starting your garden. Among roses, you can choose from:

  • Hybrid tea roses. These roses have long stems and are quite tall. In fact, these are the type of red roses you see sold for Valentine's Day, since they are perfect for cutting. These roses grow one to a stem. This type of roses comes in many colors.


  • Shrub roses. These long-lasting roses are very hardy and grow well in many climates with minimal supervision. There are also many varieties of shrub roses to choose from. These roses are often regarded as ideal growing roses for beginner gardeners.


  • Floribundas. These roses are similar to hybrid tea roses, but they grow in clusters rather than singly. These roses are ideal for beginner gardeners because they fare well in any sunny location. They look especially stunning when massed together in a bold rose garden design.


  • Climbing roses. This type of rose bushes has long tendrils and canes that can be made to climb over fences, walls, and other solid objects. They look stunning when grown thickly over walls, doorways, trellises, statues or other tall garden objects.


  • Ground Cover roses. These roses only grow a foot or two upward, but they spread out in a wide carpet, covering the ground. This type of roses is excellent for bed edges although it can also be grown very successfully in containers.


  • Miniature Roses. Miniature roses look like roses but are tiny in size. They look beautiful in containers, on borders of gardens, and are ideal for those who have small gardens.


  • Tree Roses. This type of rose, as the name suggests, has a trunk and bunches of flowers at the top, much like a tree. They look wonderful with other flowers or in containers.

  • If you are interested in gardening roses, you will want to look at several varieties of roses to find the flowers that you will most enjoy caring for and tending. But be careful, growing roses is addictive. Once you have one you may find that you can never have enough.

    Rose Gardening Tip.

    The rose garden planting season is just around the courner. It is time to collect and sharpen you gardening tools. This is also a good time to finalize that plan for that special something new that you are going to try in the garden this year.

    Remember most roses like at least 4 or 5 hours of sun each day. In addition, good drainage is a must.

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