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Easy Tips For Growing Climbing Roses

Easy Tips For Growing Climbing Roses


Easy Tips For Growing Climbing Roses

by Helena Snider

Often mistaking as vines, climbing roses is a unique kind of rose. They are not real vines however because they do not actually cling on to walls. Here are some easy tips on growing climbing roses that you can use to turn any venue into a grand palace. There are many variations of this gorgeous decorative flower. Here are some easy tips for deciding which of the variations is most suited for your garden and how to cultivate them as well.

Because climbing roses do not have the capabilities to hold onto structures like vines do, they need help from us. Growers can loosely attach the plant to a structure or wind it through the structure. Some types of structures you can grow climbing roses on are trellis', arbors, fences, sheds, pillars, walls or almost any other large, solid structures. Climbing roses that are trained to grow laterally rather then vertically often produce more blooms. Vertically trained climbing roses will produce short spurs along their main stem or canes which will produce blooms.

The requisite six-hour sun exposure for roses is also on the climbing roses care checklist, regardless of the variety that you choose.

Because of the variety in the breeds of climbing roses, you have to figure out which one is right for the framework that you are going to place them on. Each breed grows to a certain length, that may be too short or too heavy for your frame. Climates also play a role in determining the best breed to use.

Climbing roses have breeds which are seasonal. An example of this is the 'Spring Bloomer', that blooms every spring. If you want something that flowers all-year round, 'Everbloomers' are a good choice.

One big difference between climbing roses and other types of rose plants is that they require very little pruning. There is no need to prune the plant for the first two years. If climbing roses are pruned every year like other rose plants, the opposite will happen to the climbers; they will produce fewer blooms. Owners can get away with pruning their climbing roses every three or four years.

The trimming action should be limited to eliminating the tiny or old canes located on the bottom, as the newer canes must be left alone to bloom and lengthen.

The thing to remember with climbing roses is that you have to be patient. They may take a little while to get established and start blooming right after they are planted. But, when they do become established, the fragrance and the beauty of their colors are well worth the wait.

About the Author:
Helena Snider is a recognized guru of Rose Gardening. If you want to learn more about Rose Gardening you should check out her free tips on growing climbing roses at http://rosegardeningguidebook.com.

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