How to grow more roses in less space:

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CRE­ATE LAY­ERS

Stan­dard roses add in­stant height and ac­cent and, un­like trees, they don’t keep get­ting taller. Un­der­neath they can be planted with low grow­ing flow­ers, herbs or even veg­eta­bles.

BLENDED BOR­DERS

Roses don’t have to have their own for­mal space. They can be com­bined with other plants in a mixed plant­ing scheme.

GO VER­TI­CAL

Ev­ery sunny wall, fence, per­gola or post is an op­por­tu­nity to grow a rose. Roses will even grow up trees. Train a tall shrub or climb­ing rose up a post or build your own rose obelisk. In win­ter, an obelisk be­comes a fea­ture in its own right, adding ver­ti­cal ac­cent with­out tak­ing up too much space.

ROSES IN CON­TAIN­ERS

Some roses are specif­i­cally bred for tubs and pots. Gen­er­ally known as pa­tio roses, th­ese va­ri­eties are com­pact and re­peat flow­er­ing with an abun­dance of bloom that be­lies their size. Any rose grown in a con­tainer needs reg­u­lar feed­ing and wa­ter­ing. The larger the pot, the less likely it is to run out of wa­ter or food too quickly.

PRI­ORI­TISE

With count­less roses to choose from and new cul­ti­vars crop­ping up ev­ery sin­gle year, no gar­den has space for ev­ery beau­ti­ful rose on of­fer. Pas­sion­ate plant lovers of­ten find it dif­fi­cult to throw away any­thing with life left in it, but say­ing good­bye to a poor per­former frees up space for some­thing bet­ter. When it comes to roses we have to be se­lec­tive and plant the va­ri­eties that best fit our needs. Disease re­sis­tant roses min­imise the need for spray­ing. Some rose va­ri­eties pro­duce sig­nif­i­cantly more flow­ers or flower for longer than oth­ers. While all roses have some scent, some are more po­tently per­fumed than oth­ers.

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