New roses grower... all tips and advices are welcome

Joopster(5 (Chicago))June 16, 2014

Hi all. I'm new at growing roses. I been avoiding it because I heard that roses are very high maintenance. But after my husband bought me Port Sunlight last year, I got over my fear and started growing a few varieties. Please feel free to leave some tips and advices.

Here's my first rose, Port Sunlight

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Joopster(5 (Chicago))

Love and Peace

    Bookmark   June 16, 2014 at 11:54AM
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Joopster(5 (Chicago))

Another Love and peace

    Bookmark   June 16, 2014 at 11:57AM
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Joopster(5 (Chicago))

Abraham Darby

    Bookmark   June 16, 2014 at 11:58AM
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Joopster(5 (Chicago))

Here is Crown Princess Margareta

    Bookmark   June 16, 2014 at 11:59AM
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Joopster(5 (Chicago))

Chicago Peace

    Bookmark   June 16, 2014 at 12:00PM
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Joopster(5 (Chicago))

Day Breaker

    Bookmark   June 16, 2014 at 12:01PM
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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

Well you must be doing things right as the blooms look near flawless and the leaves look great! Thumbs up! :)

    Bookmark   June 16, 2014 at 1:15PM
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kentucky_rose zone 6

Jim, I agree...that was my first impression when I saw the pictures... Joopster, keep a log of what you do. This will come in handy. I use a dry erase board in the garage. At the end of the year, I take a picture and copy on paper before I erase it. Good luck...it looks good!

    Bookmark   June 16, 2014 at 3:50PM
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Michaela .:. thegarden@902 .:. (Zone 5b - Iowa)

If you are a newbie then what am I? :P These are gorgeous! Just gorgeous. I don't think I have any advice for you. You seem to know what you are doing better than me! :o)

Michaela

    Bookmark   June 16, 2014 at 4:29PM
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sara_ann-z6bok

I agree with Jim and kentucky_rose, you are doing a great job. Follow the posts on here and when you have a question, just ask and you will get some great advice. And please, keep sharing your lovely rose pictures! And most of all, enjoy!

    Bookmark   June 16, 2014 at 4:38PM
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boncrow66

I think your roses are gorgeous, especially your port sunlight and CPM. I am also new this year to growing Austin's and a few antiques, could give me some advice lol. Like what are you using for fertilizer?? Your roses look so healthy.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2014 at 9:00PM
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Joopster(5 (Chicago))

Thanks all. Most of the credits go to my husband who prep the flower bed for me last year. The bed was raised a foot and half and he filled it up with top soil with peat moss. I believe the top soil have some composted manure added. Last Fall he shredded dry leaves and covered the whole bed with with. We're both new at gardening. So everything is guess work for us. In Spring I gave them a little Scott's rose food. I'm thinking about trying milorganite but I'm doing some research on that right now. Do you have any suggestion for good rose food?

I do get yellow leaves, usually at the bottom. I usually pull them off and spray the plant just a little once a month.

Also, some of my roses are slowly growing and no bloom. I got some tea roses that were impacted by the harsh winter and just woke up. Also, 5 bareroots from David Austins that I acquired at the end of April. Anything I can do to speed them up?

This post was edited by Joopster on Tue, Jun 17, 14 at 9:52

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 9:43AM
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