Rose is a truly noble flower conquering people’s hearts all around the world due to its unique tender scent, royal shape and a wide range of colors. One of the first things that we learn in our life is that the Queen of flowers has very sharp prickles and soft petals.
The best way to express your feelings on St. Valentine’s Day is to present a rose to the person you love.
For years roses have inspired artists. Partly because one of key topics of art is love, and there is no other plant that may be more associated with love, than a rose. It’s subtle, irresistible and may hurt sometimes. Thus, the best way to express overwhelming feelings on St. Valentine’s Day is to present a rose to the person you love. One flower speaks volumes.
Roses are widely used in decoration. They may add charm both to indoor and outdoor space.
Almost every gardener has his favorite rose specie, which occupies a special place in his collection of plants. One of the rose groups, which is definitely worth your attention, is patio rose that has gained unbelievable popularity over the past 20 years.
Patio rose is a little bigger than Miniature rose and a bit smaller than Floribunda. It reaches up to 45-55 cm high. This kind of flower is advised to be grown in patios, as it may be understood from its name. The best time to plant it is autumn or early spring.
is two-in-one pot which contains two parts:
● inner pot with drainage holes for a better moisture of the roots and easy oxygen circulation;
● external stylish pot with water reservoir used for subsequent automatic watering of plants.
Arte by Santino is:
● SELF-WATERING SYSTEM. The best solution for water loving plants moist roots for over 4 weeks
● TIME SAVING/HASSLE FREE. The best solution for those who are busy
● FAST GROWTH. Our system enables optimal air circulation in the roots
● UNIQUE LACQUER PLASTIC POT. Durable UV stable planter great for indoor outdoor use
Made of plastic, Santino pots are strong, durable and reusable, year after year. All self-watering planters include a large built-in reservoir which draws water to the roots for up to 4 weeks and prevents them from rotting by allowing an easy oxygen circulation. Santino pots are great for an outdoor garden, balcony, indoor decoration, greening projects etc.
Pour the first layer of soil, which shouldn’t be much since you need to leave enough space for the root ball. Instead of soil, different types of peat mixtures, suitable for roses, can be used.
Place your plant into the flower pot. Try not disturb the roots.
Slightly compress. Make sure that the growing point is not covered with soil.
Fill the remaining soil around the plant at the bottom of the plant level.
Water the rose well directly into the soil.
Many factors define how often your flower should be watered. It depends on weather, age and size of a plant, soil and drainage. Use only quality potting mix and don’t forget to add some compost if you want to increase water holding capacity. Roses love water and don’t tolerate drought. The root zone should be watered thoroughly, that’s why you should water your plant deeply into the soil. Never pour water on the leaves as it may become a cause of some diseases. Keep an eye on the soil. It should be moist, but not wet. During extremely hot summer days roses should be watered on a daily basis. Your plant will require more watering on a windy day as well. Remember that if your rose is recently planted and its root structure isn’t well-developed yet, it shouldn’t experience lack of water. Make sure that you provide enough watering even during cold winter months, when older plants don’t usually need much care.
Patio roses require five to six hours of direct sunlight. Otherwise, they won’t thrive and bloom. Shady conditions make roses weak and vulnerable to diseases and pests. However, some of the species enjoy partial shade.
The best environment for patio roses features cooler temperatures and higher humidity. It keeps plants looking good and flourishing for long periods of time.
If your patio rose has to live through as low winter temperatures as –12°C, make sure you mulch the base of it with leaves for protection. And remember that cool and even cold winter period is the best time for roses to go dormant in order to recover after a long period of blossoming.
When Mother Nature awakes in spring, it’s the perfect time to feed your flowers. First of all remove the top layer of old soil. Mix some fresh soil with a granular fertilizer suitable for roses. Strictly follow the instructions written on the fertilizer cover if you don’t want to burn the roots. Add the mix to the pot.
You may also apply some liquid fertilizer in early and midsummer. But avoid feeding your rose in late summer days, because it will lead to soft growth, which is highly sensitive to frost. August is the month when your plant prepares for dormancy, not blossom.
Pruning is an essential need of a patio rose, because it redirects energy back to the flower so that it could be more productive. Deadhead your plant every once in a while to reduce bacterial and pest infestation. Pruning will also help to create the shape of the bush that you desire. If you want to keep your flower small, you may also root prune it. In order to refresh the soil try to re-pot your rose once every two to three years. If you notice decreased blooming it may be the sign that your plant needs more space and should be moved to a bigger container.
Let yourself to fall in love with the Queen of flowers once and forever. Take a little care of your patio rose and it will bring joy to your soul.