Rose Gardening Ideas
Perhaps you've been thinking about planting some rose bushes but need some rose gardening ideas to make the plants attractive. When considering the special and color plans for your rose garden, you can take into account many different factors that can give you an idea of the best layout for your rose garden.
You can find various ideas on rose gardening and designs in several books and magazines, as well as on the internet. However, here are a few ideas to get you started in the right direction. First of all, you'll need to determine the amount of space that is available for your rose garden. This will determine how many bushes you are able to plant. Depending upon the type of roses you plant, you will need to have them spaced anywhere from one to twelve feet apart (climbers require a lot of room). If you only have a small area for your garden, you may want to consider miniature roses, as they can be placed as close together as a foot apart.
Next, you'll want to determine the colors you wish to display in your rose garden. You may want to pattern it out, with colors that match your home, or in some other design. For example, you may choose to alternate red and white roses to give a pattern effect to your garden. However, if your house is a shade of yellow or peach, you may wish to choose roses for your garden that match the color of your house.
Another consideration is the "fill in" flowers that you choose to plant around the base of your rose bushes. These should also be colored to blend. If you use a peach or yellow rose, purple supportive flowers make a great addition to your rose garden. Red roses look good with white and pink fillers. Once you've determined the roses you wish to use to populate your garden and the flowers that will surround them, you are all set to begin the preparation process.