Give the Gift of Roses That Keep Blooming!

rose blogValentine's Day is just around the corner, and what better way to surprise your loved one than with a gift that lasts long beyond just one day? Instead of the traditional bouquet of roses, why not opt for a beautiful selection of shrub roses that bloom well into the Fall season. GoBuyPlants has an extensive variety of roses that you can choose from to create a colorful landscape that brightens up your outdoor living space. In this post, we'll guide you on how to plant and take care of them, so you can give your special someone a gift that keeps on giving.

At GoBuyPlants, we highly recommend the 'Knock Out' series for its disease resistance and continuous blooming from spring until frost. Another favorite is the 'Drift' series, perfect for smaller spaces and known for its proliferation of blooms and easy care.

When choosing your selection of shrub roses, it's crucial to consider your climate and soil type. Some roses grow better in certain conditions, such as sandy soil or hot and humid climates. Talk to an expert at GoBuyPlants to recommend roses that will thrive in your area. Once you've selected the perfect shrub roses, it's essential to plant them in a location with full sun exposure. Roses love direct sunlight and require at least six hours of sun per day to bloom. Choose a spot that's well-drained and has good air circulation.

When planting your shrub roses, it's crucial to dig a hole twice as wide as the roots and to add some compost or well-rotted manure to improve soil drainage. Place the rose in the hole, ensuring that the soil level is at the same height as the surrounding ground level. Water the rose generously and mulch around the base to keep the soil moist and to suppress weeds. Repeat watering once a week, depending on the rainfall, to keep your roses looking their best.

Fertilizing your shrub roses is important to ensure healthy growth and blooming. Fertilize every six weeks with a balanced fertilizer until late August, then stop fertilizing to allow the plant to harden off before winter. Prune your roses in early Spring to remove any dead or diseased wood, any crossing branches, and to maintain the shape and size of the plant. This helps promote new growth and improve flowering. Don't forget to deadhead old flowers to encourage new blooms.

Shrub roses make a fantastic gift that keeps on giving well beyond Valentine's day. With proper planting techniques and care, you can enjoy a gorgeous landscape of colorful roses all the way till frost. Follow our guide on planting and taking care of your shrub roses, and surprise your loved one with a gift they'll appreciate for years to come.