Southwest Louisiana Rose Society
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LANDSCAPING TIPS, WITH ROSES...............
Make roses an interregnal, attractive part of your yard.
1. Cutting vs. Color- what do you want from your roses. If it is big, classic shaped blooms on long stems that you can cut, put in arrangements, or give as gifts, then choose hybrid teas or grandifloras. If it is continual mass color that you can look out upon, then choose floribundas, shrubs, climbing, or miniatures. Or why not both? Taller growing roses (hybrid teas, grandifloras, climbers), while blooming beautiful at the top, can sometimes be sparse at the bottom. By terracing, mixing in, or bordering them with lower growing roses (floribundas, shrubs, minis), your entire garden will appear far more lush, green, and colorful.
2. Fragrance- whether it is spicy, fruity, or just plain sweet, do not forget this most enjoyable aspect of roses. You can fill your home with wonderful scented cuttings while you surround an entry, walkway, porch, patio, or spa with fragrant color. Here is a short list of fragrant roses (angel face, double delight, intrigue, chrysler imperial, fragrant cloud, perfume delight, crimson glory, granada, tiffany).
3. Antiques- the rambling bushiness and hardy disease resistant qualities of older roses have made them increasingly popular.
4. Continuity- use roses to enhance or attract attention to other garden elements. Climbers can cover an arbor to create a striking entrance. Surround a garden seat or swing or border fountains or birdbaths with bright color, or cover an unsightly building.
5. Color sense- pastels, white, and particularly yellow roses make great color enhancers. Mix with darker colors to help them stand out.
6. Zigzag planting- stagger rose bushes to get more plants in less space. This will cover gaps and give a lusher, full appearance.
Teas Rose Guide Tips
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