White Garden Rose Essentials

Dear Friend,
A white garden rose is one the most beautiful things you can see. The color often denotes one of honesty, purity and fidelity. Growing them may be a little more difficult than many people first think.

If you want to grow roses there are a number ways and reasons for doing so. You can move your plants around your garden to a section that more accurately gives the right amount of sunshine. You see, some roses love sunshine. In fact, they may require direct sunlight for up to six (6) hours a day.

The varieties that would fit this will often be have the instructions written on the side of the package. If it is not there, you can also look for graphics or pictures of a half sun, full sun, or a quarter sun picture. As you can guess here, the more full sun or the entire globe denotes a plant that requires a lot of sunshine. And then of course the reverse is true.

Before you actually go out to purchase a number of rose bushes, you should see if you have a neighbor or friend that can gift you (or purchase) a transplanted bush from their garden. If you are fortunate to have a good neighbor that has a “green thumb” this will be a big boost to their self esteem. Everyone likes to help people at some point or another.

First things first though, you’ve got to prepare the soil where you intend to plant your new bush. Of course the aforementioned precautions need to be heeded. You need to get the entire ball including the roots so as the plant can take in the water and nutrients from the soil and grow, flourish and blossom and bloom for years to come.

Water is a crucial ingredient in the transplantation. If you transplant a sickly, dry or wilting plant, the chances are almost nil that it will successfully take off and grow. In contrast, if the plant is robust, green, and full of health and water your chances of a successful transplantation go up considerably.

The roots of a rose need to grow very deep into the soil. This growth and getting the root system to take hold to the soil in order to absorb water often spells success or failure for many transplants.

When you prepare the ground or start to dig the plant out, make sure you try to dig around the root system. This means that you need to dig a larger circle around the plant. It is as if there is an imaginary ball and you want to keep all of the soil compacted around the plant together.

If the transplant starts to wilt, all is not lost yet. The best thing to do at that point is give it as much water as you can. Now this does not mean that you drown the plant. But you need to provide more than enough water to keep the plant hydrated almost twenty four hours a day. If the plant dies after this, well at least you did not starve it to death. Many times they will recover because water has a way of bringing things back to life.

If this is successful you will have a very hearty and healthy white garden rose that should last a long time. Don’t forget that the best time to perform a transplant is right after the annual pruning period. This time allows you to move a much smaller plant and hopefully with the proper preparation and a lot of water, you can have a beautiful, blossoming and blooming garden.