>Roses Planted in Raised Bed – Care and Feeding

>I was able to plant the 4 roses I purchased a few weeks ago in the raised bed I built this weekend. Now planted in the bed are:

2 – Julia Child Floribundas – Yellow
2 – Moondance Floribundas – White

Can’t wait to see how these perform vs. the roses planted in the ground…

I also sprayed all roses with Ortho.

About Chris VanCleave - America's Favorite Rose Gardener

Christopher R. VanCleave – America’s Favorite Rose Gardener Nicknamed "The Redneck Rosarian”, Chris VanCleave is passionate about gardening and growing roses. He is an active member of the Birmingham chapter of the American Rose Society, serving two terms as President. In 2007, he created the Rose Chat Podcast which has reached over a half a million listeners with news and information on growing on growing the world’s most beloved flower, the rose. He was a contributor to the 2015 Southern Living Gardening Book, has appeared on P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home television show and was featured in the June 2015 issue of Southern Living Magazine. Locally, Chris serves as Chairman of the Helena Alabama Beautification Board where he has spearheaded efforts to create a sustainable landscape in one of the top one hundred places to live in the United States. His writing is seen at About.com and on his popular website; RedneckRosarian.com, where he chronicles his gardening adventures and explores an intrinsic mix of life, faith and gardening. An agent of change with over 20 years’ experience in process innovation, Mr. VanCleave is leading the charge to reinvigorate horticultural societies and helping them to reach their full potential in the social media age.
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7 Responses to >Roses Planted in Raised Bed – Care and Feeding

  1. Jennifer says:

    >The raised bed turned out very nice. Should make your roses easier to tend to. I spent the evening fertilizing all mine with some free fertilizer I scored on Freecycle. Can't wait to see your blooms!


  2. >Are you familiar with "lasagna gardening" — using layers of compost and other organic materials without digging? I am planning on making a lasagna bed for my new rose garden. I hope I can give the roses the conditions they need with this method. As it is somewhat similar to creating a raised bed, your post gives me some encouragement.


  3. >Pam,Yes, I have read some about Lasagna gardening. I would be interested to know how well it works. What type of roses are you planning for your rose garden? Some of the David Austin's are very nice. I hope alll is well with you and your garden.


  4. >Jennifer, I am fertilizing this weekend. I am starting with fish emulsion. I am going to check out freecycle. I am all about the freebies!!!!


  5. >Hello, again. Yes, I will get David Austin roses. I met his designer at the Philadelphia Flower Show and he was very helpful. I haven't ordered yet – it's still very cold here in the mountains – I am waiting to see how much sun the area gets. It's the spot where a large tree was felled, hence the lasagna method because of tree roots. I appreciate any help and suggestions you may have. P.


  6. >This is my first visit here. I jumped over after seeing a mention on GW. Nice raised bed.Connie


  7. >Connie, Thanks for stopping by. This is the first of two raised beds I am building this year. Construction on the second one begins when I am recovered from building the first!! ha…..


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