If you have ever felt growing roses is too difficult or you just can't do it, we have a boost of Corona Confidence that will make anyone a success when growing and caring for roses. Here are some easy tips you can use to grow them from America’s Favorite Rose Gardener, Chris Van Cleave. He's the co-host of Rosechat Radio, and known on Twitter as @redneckrosarian, and shared his 3 top tips for growing good roses.
We also want to hear your favorite tip for growing roses successfully, which could win you an exclusive Corona Tools Rose Care Kit. Just check out the details following Chris' tips for how to submit your tip for a chance to win!
3 Top Tips by America's Favorite Rose Gardener Chris Van Cleave
1 - Select the right rose for you
- Knowing what you want before you go to the garden center will make shopping easier
- Do you want a tall rose with single blooms on a stem? (hybrid teas)
- Do you want multiple blooms on a stem? (floribundas & shrub roses)
- Color Preference?
- Do you need a low maintenance shrub? (Knock Outs, drifts, OSO Easy Roses)
- Roses need at least 4 hours of full sun a day to thrive.
- They should also be planted in a well-draining compost rich soil.
- Here are some things I to to keep my roses at their very best:
- Keep my garden beds clean of fallen leaves
- I give my roses a good haircut in the spring (once bloomers and climbers after they bloom)
- I water deeply at least once a week
- I apply a balanced fertilizer every six to 8 weeks
My secret for powerhouse blooms:
Deadhead your roses! Remove spent blooms after each bloom cycle to encourage new growth and a fresh round of wow!
Thanks, to Chris Van Cleave!
Share Your Rose Secrets and Win Corona Tools for Roses
The Corona provides all the essential tools you need to prune your roses, to keep them healthy and thriving, season after season.
The forged Convertible Pruner + Lopper (BP 7450, $40) is ideal for harvesting roses for display as well as annual pruning. Its extendable handles can also fold down, converting this pruner into a mini lopper. It helps provide the extra leverage you need when pruning thicker canes, up to 1 1/4".
The ComfortGEL® Floral Snips (FS 3204, $16) with comfortable gel grips are excellent for deadheading spent rose blooms. If you have multiple rose bushes, you will appreciate the added comfort after a day of deadheading. These snips also have a built-in thorn stripper so you can cut roses for display and easily remove the thorns.
The Razor Tooth® Folding Saw (RS 7245, $27) is a must have for any confident gardener with roses. When you come across larger canes or dead wood, this handy saw is the tool for the job. It makes cuts fast and folds up to be compact for easy transport.
The Long Steel Straight Snips (AG 4930SS, $12) are ideal to use indoors or outdoors on roses. Keep them inside to cut the ends of your displayed roses so you can change the water and help them stay fresher longer. They are also great outdoors on roses, to remove spent blooms and any fine, detailed cutting needed on smaller bushes or vines.
The kit also includes a Corona tool pouch that you can wear while you are out in the garden and store in your tool shed. Just grab it every time you head out the the garden and be confident you will have all the tools you need to take care of your roses.
For a limited time, you can submit a rose growing success tip for a chance to win a Corona Tool Rose Kit. Submit your tips below, in the comment section. Share your favorite tip about pruning roses that has been successful to you. We'll select the best tip and announce the winner Friday, June 6th on Facebook and contact the winner directly.
Good luck and enjoy your confident success growing roses in the garden.