Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Flowers of the month: Roses

Ah june, the month of roses. Roses in june are definitely much sweeter then any other month because the sun is shining and it's almost summer. Wedding season is also upon us and of course roses play a huge part in weddings. These flowers are not only know for their lovely fragrance but also the elegancy and sophistication when used in a bouquet or arrangement. They come in many different colors and even some have an ombre effect just make sure you watch out for their thorns! 


  • Diligently water your roses. Soak the entire root zone at least twice a week in dry summer weather. Roses need a lot of water but make sure you don't drown them! 
  • Use mulch. To help conserve water,  apply a 2- to 4-inch layer of chopped and shredded leaves, or shredded bark around the base of your roses leave a little bit of space between your mulch and the base of the roses. 
  • Make sure you use fertilizer once a month between the months of April-July to ensure feeding and healthy growth. 
I hope you enjoyed this months flower of the month post! 

If you enjoy the fragrance of a rose, you must accept the thorns which it bears. - Issac Hayes