New to roses! Any tips?
Hi, everyone! I've never been much of a garden person but this year have gotten "bitten" by the rose bug. I think I've done just about everything wrong so far though, at least that is the feeling I'm getting by googling "growing roses!" I was sucked in while shopping at Meijer by some bare root roses in plastic cartons that had pretty pictures on them and kind of got carried away! I bought 17 bare root plants at various home and garden stores and have had so much fun planting them and putting color combinations together, but have recently read that those are terrible roses to buy and that they rarely make it and if they do they might not be the color on the tub! Yikes!
I had one rose bush in my garden that seemed to have survived by mistake since I had not touched it since it was planted 5 years ago! I bought that one (potted) as a table centerpiece for my daughter's 2nd birthday and after a while it got planted in the garden since I had no idea what else to do with it. I never did anything with it but this year was inspired by its resiliance and cleaned out my flower beds. My daughter loves to check on her birthday rose (she just turned 7) and her love of nature has reminded me how much I used to enjoy flowers and such as a child even though I hadn't gardened at all as an adult short of a herb garden and a few veggie plants last year.
I dug out a new "bed" area in the backyard for...
and Tropical Punch (Hybrid Tea)
very bright yellows, pinks, oranges -- fun colors!
In the front of the house I did lighter colors which I am usually drawn to, I thought they would look nice by the front porch --
Bewitched (Hybrid Tea)
Double Time (Hybrid Tea)
Evening Star (Floribunda)
Gene Boerner (Floribunda)
Touch of Class (Hybrid Tea)
I'm a little nervous I will have to move these since it is not a very sunny spot for most of the day, will have to go out and count the hours of sun tomorrow.
and lastly my side front bed is kind of a mish mash and also the home of my original daughter's birthday rose (which was a bright pink / magenta -- don't remember the name)
2 Blue Girls (with no foliage at all, not sure if they'll make it) from different stores / containers
and lastly Peace (Hybrid Tea) -- which also looks pretty sad, just a couple of stalks barely green at the bottom
So those have all been planted in the past week! The existing birthday rose looks pretty good for not having any care for the past years but did have some black spot, I'd say moderate, I cut off the leaves that had the blackspot and treated all of them with the Bayer 3 in 1 Rose (which I'm also now reading is bad, so I'm worried I have done more harm than good!)
Any tips or comments on the roses would be so much appreciated, thanks for helping out a newbie!
Zone 5B / Michigan