Werknesh Vidya. flowers. July 24th , 2017.
It is amongst the important flowering plants used as a deterrent for deer. This flower has a distinct aroma and its leaves are silver in color. The flowering season of this plant starts in July and continues through till August. The number of flowers produced reduce in the month of September. Dry and sunny locations are suitable for growing this plant. It can be grown in hardiness zones of 4 - 9.
Rose food made as per this recipe will be sufficient for a large bush or three to four small ones. You may increase the quantity of ingredients and store the excess fertilizer in a container with tight lid.
They love slightly acidic soil conditions and require fertilizers to grow. During early spring time, you need to feed a balanced fertilizer to your plants weekly. You should stop feeding your plants about 6 weeks before the first frost. During winter, you need to protect the rose plants from winter damage. This can be done by cutting about 30 to 36 inches of the tall canes and tying the tips together. Clear off any dead leaves, stems, around the plant. You should till about 12 inches of soil around the center of the plant. Then cover the soil mounds with straw, leaves, etc. Mulch about 15 to 18 inches of the soil mound. After winter passes, you can remove the mulch and soil from around the plant base. Leave only about 2 inches of mulch to make sure water is retained around the plant during summer, and prevent weed growth.
Since they're so easy to plant, and are quite hardy, they're a favorite among gardeners. The colors that these flowers are available in white, pink, red, yellow, blue, etc.
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