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How to Grow Roses in Your Home Garden

Climber on my Front Porch

The rose section of the garden center was one I always stayed clear of thinking they were too complicated to enjoy in my home garden.  Today I am going to share with you how to grow roses in your home garden like I do!

Easy To Grow Roses

violet pride rose shrub
Violets Pride in My Home Garden

In this collection of images from my home garden this past week I feature easy-care grown organically roses.  The only ‘work’ I do is taking photos and pruning as needed.  By the time the bugs begin to hit the roses, I have other plants nearby that take over the bloom show. First consider rose shrubs if you do not want to do any additional work like bug killing!  NOTES: The Violets Pride Rose looks amazing and has NEVER had to be treated with any bug spray in my garden.

Pink and Orange Hues in Distant Drum
Distant Drum Rose

I started out with a basic rose that you just can’t kill about 10 years ago and today I have over a dozen different varieties I enjoy growing in my Ohio garden.  One of my favorites is the Don Juan Climber featured on this post. I’ve grown them in containers and even in raised beds.  There are a few I love all year-round in my greenhouse dome.

Grow Roses Tips and Tricks

Crocus Rose by David Austin Roses
Crocus Rose David Austin

Here are a few tips to keep in mind when growing roses in your home garden.  If you practice these growing tips below I am sure it will bring you success growing all season long.

  1. Keep the roses hydrated especially when newly planted and during dry seasons.
  2. Be very careful to not overwater the plants.
  3. Mulch around the plant to help keep the soil cool and moist.
  4. FEED the roses – I use organic compost. This is basically my neighbors horse manure mixed with natural mulch.
  5. Watch for the black spot – remove affected leaves from the plant and out of the landscape.
  6. Prune rose shrubs to encourage new growth during the growing season.
Flamenco Rosita Shrub in my home garden
Flamenco Rose Shrub

Grow Roses Playlist

Below is a playlist featuring my roses I grow in NW Ohio. After checking these out I hope you consider growing a few varieties of your own.  Most of these videos are on my website under the Rose Garden Category if you are interested.

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Favorite Roses to Grow

Peach Lemonade® Rose
Peach Lemonade® Rose

Here are a few of my favorite roses in the garden.  Don’t forget to check out other posts I have about my roses growing in Ohio.  They are found on my Rose Garden Category List.

This page updated March 30,2023

Let’s Connect

Great to connect with you today.  I would love to connect with you so be sure to comment below.  You can also connect with me on my contact page featured on this website.

Happy Rose Gardening,
Bren Haas

One Response

  1. I live in California and we have no snow, no frost. There are about 50 or more different rose bushes in my garden and my neighbor and I disagree when to prune. She says late March, another neighbor says in early autumn, and my mother-in-law says in winter.

    What do you say? Shirley

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