A few years ago I bought my mom a rose bush for Mother's Day. I remember that I couldn't get to our regular nursery and bought it somewhere else and paid half of what I would normally have spent. It wasn't even a nursery I bought it at - it might have been Walmart or Home Depot even. I just remember I was there shopping and thought I better pick something up right now while I have a chance.
Fast forward three years...here is that rose bush today!
What started out as a small rose bush in a little container has turned into hundreds of roses.
Aren't they beautiful?
Here is another rose bush that is actually older than the one I gave my mom.
It's not nearly as big, but still gorgeous.
So I asked my mom for her tips and tricks to growing such big, beautiful roses.
1. Choose the right roses for your space.
Clearly we got lucky with the "cheap-o" roses I picked out.
2. Plant your roses where they will get at least 6-8 hours of sun each day.
My parents have the roses planted in their front yard where they get full sun most of the day. The roses are planted in a bed that gets new mulch every year or so.
3. Water regularly.
This is an important step. My parents have a sprinkler system that hits these plants daily as well as my parents are vigilant at watering during hotter weather.
Whatever they are doing, it must be working.
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