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Friday, August 20, 2010

Home and Garden Design | Rose Garden Design 2010

The variety of roses you select are dependent on the space you have available, if you only have small area then perhaps miniature roses are the best bet. Standard roses require more space and climbing roses also need space so that they can stay healthy, so they need to be planted at least 8 feet apart.
Once you have determined the varieties, you can then decide on the colors. Roses are available in a host of colors, yet the old breeds provide roses that are easier to care for as they are sturdier. You could design our rose garden in patterns too by planting different varieties including different sized roses with miniature roses in between. You could use a variety of colors and alternate them to create a pattern or you could stick to one color and choose different varieties so that the pattern created is not so much in the color but in the different textures. Many people choose roses that will compliment their house color, or they use their home as a backdrop in order to make their rose garden stand out.


First Thoughts
When you plant your roses you need to make sure each species is spaced according to its specific needs, that your planting is symmetric, and will eventually offer an aesthetically pleasing picture. Try not to plant haphazardly as a rose garden is best when it is kept simple and in geometric patterns or in an ever decreasing or increasing circle.
Rose Flower Garden
Roses can be difficult to grow yet they are some of the most beautiful flowering plants to have in a garden. Being able to segregate a section of your garden for the intent purpose of planting roses will offer a wonderful focal point to your home.
It may be hard to envision your future rose garden design just by looking at your layout and you may decide to make use of home garden design software which offers not only suggestions on layout, design and plant use but will also offer you finished 3D pictures of what your rose garden will look like. If you aren't quite happy with that design you can play around, move items and make changes until you are satisfied. Most landscape design software will allow you to track your future garden as it matures and will offer you scenes of it in yearly increments so that you will get an idea of what your garden will look like say 10 years from now.
There are a host of rose gardens around the world that are decades old. One in particular can be found in the gardens of the White house. Planted in 1913 in colonial style, this rose garden continues to impress visitors.
Tips for designing a rose garden
Without doubt making use of roses in a garden landscape will lift any garden to another level, it will soften the exterior of a home and make it appear more graceful. A rose garden will accent a home and garden and it will welcome you and invite you to spend time outdoors amongst the unique heady scents that only a rose can produce.
Finding the perfect rose for your rose garden boils down to finding the right rose bush for the terrain and for the climate. Roses come in a variety of classes and each class offers its own characteristics that serve as ornamental or architectural features. Tea roses for instance can be trained to cascade over walls and arches and are famous for their profusion of blooms. Walls find a perfect architectural accompaniment with climbing roses while the Floribunda rose produces a vibrant splash of color with its large sprays of blooms. Or perhaps the iceberg roses with their delicate fairy like petals are what appeals to you.
Roses also offer themselves as hardy and versatile ground covers which brighten with wonderful colors and give off strong scents. These types of roses are ideal for planting between taller roses or even in trees.

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