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Name: Hybrid Rose, Tea Rose, Rose
Soil: A mix of gardening soil and the native sandy soil.
I used mostly native sandy soil for my roses. I found it has really good drainage as well as the ability to prevent a lot of fungal diseases. First, I dig a hole about under three feet wide and about two feet deep. After dumping some top soil and mixing it in with the sand, I put the rose bush in it and filled the hole 1/3 of the way up with water. As I have found out, this initial watering is very important. It softens the sandy soil around so the young roots can grow in it before it can reach for more underground moisture. Then I covered the roots with the mixture of top soil and sand. Finally I covered it with a layer of top soil and mulch it with some dry pine needles (I found it very useful in retaining water as well as keeping some pests out).With fewer pest infestations and less fungus-borne disease, roses grow rather well here in southwest. During early spring, new leaves and buds start to form. Throughout the spring, they bloom profusely in various colors. This is the best time to enjoy my roses because the colors are vivid and the flowers are large. My Don Juan red roses bloom in such profusion that the whole wall seems red. They continue to flower in summer, however, because the heat and the intensity of sun light, most flowers were badly sun burned before they could open. The opened ones are much smaller in size and shortly after they have opened, they turned into crispy paper like dried flowers. I remove them immediately so young leaves can form. If it werenĄ¯t for this, roses could be the perfect outdoor flower here.
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