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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Rose Classes

In the wild, roses grow as shrubs of various height. If they grow singly among low-growing plants they are small shrubs in terms of height but have broadly spreading branches so that they take up a large space. If they grow at the edge of a forest or among taller plants the shrubs are taller, sparser, and have longer branches.

Shrub roses look gorgeous in a natural garden and can be planted singly or in small groups. They are perfect ornamentals which help to beautify residential mailboxes as well as commercial mailboxes.
The rose shrub grows towards the light. If a rose grows among other trees and shrubs then its branches are very long, sparsely covered with leaves, and bearing only few, if any, blooms. The shoots weave in and out in the undergrowth trying to make their way to the top, to sunlight, where they again produce flowers in profusion. If wild roses, known as species roses, are planted in a site which provides the same conditions as those found in their natural environment then they will retain their original shape and aspect even in the garden. Though we find many species roses in gardens, chiefly grown are the cultivated garden roses.

The most commonly groups of roses grown in gardens are the large-flowered hybrid teas and remontant roses and the multiflowered polyanthas, polyantha hybrids, floribundas, floribunda grandiflora roses, climbers and, less frequently, also shrub roses. In addition to these there are further subgroups such as Garnet's roses, miniature roses and the like. The majority of roses fall into one of the following classes:

1. Hybrid Tea Rose
They bloom continuously from late spring until frost and display large, bright double flowers (usually one per stem) with conical centers. If you live in the North, cut their canes back in the early spring -- 12 to 14 inches; 18 to 24 inches in the South. Elegant-stemmed, they make ideal cut roses.

2. Floribunda
They bloom heavily throughout the growing season, displaying clusters of saucer-shaped flowers. Although hardier and more disease resistant than hybrid teas, they require the same treatment. They make an excellent flowering hedge.

3. Grandiflora
These tall, stately bushes bloom much like floribundas, combining that class's free-flowering, hardy habits with the blossoms of the hybrid tea. They require the same care as the hybrid tea.

4. Old Garden Rose
This broad class includes such southern types as the China, tea, and noisette roses; northern, winter-hardy types such as hybrid perpetuals, bourbons, and gallicas, and any rose introduced before the hybrid tea's first appearance (1864). The southern types require relatively little pruning or spraying. Northern types benefit from spring pruning of no more than one third of each cane and another similar pruning after the first flush of flowers.

5. Climber
This catchall class includes everbloomers and once-blooming roses. Carefully prune everblooming varieties in early spring: remove dead and diseased matter; retain new canes. When blossoms fade, encourage new flower grouth by cutting back the side branches 0.25 inch above the second set of five-leaflet leaves. Prune ramblers and other once-blooming types after flowering; remove dead canes.

When planting climbing roses, the size of the given cultivar must be taken into account. It is a pity to have to cut off healthy canes of prospering roses later on just because you planted them too close to each other. The minimum distance is 120cm, and in some cases even 200-300cm.

A lawn makes the best connecting element between rose beds and other parts of the garden. It not only makes it possible to admire the beauty of the roses at any distance but also provides the best microclimate for them. In addition, the outline of the house and even the mailboxes can be covered with climbing roses. ( For artistic and classy mailboxes to enhance your garden and your house, you may consider Mailboxixchange. Mailboxixchange is a distributor of high quality residential mailboxes and commercial mailboxes. They have over 1500 mailbox and curbside decor products. )

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