How To Plant Your Valentine Miniature Rose Bushes Outside
If you've been fortunate enough to of received a miniature rose bush for Valentine’s Day, why not replant your miniature roses outside? For a year-round reminder of your special day.
How to take care of a miniature rose plant?
If you've been fortunate enough to have received a miniature rose bush for Valentine’s Day... you should think about getting as much life out of it as humanly possible.
Not everyone ever thinks of a life for the mini roses after their few weeks indoors. Should growing roses indoors be any different from growing roses outdoors? I reckon if you have loved it, watered it, dead headed it and kept it in the light - then you have an excellent chance of replanting your 'token of love' outside for a year-round reminder of your special day.
This year, I got a pink mini rose and pink mini roses from my hubby (call it the house of rose if you will) and I wanted to cherish them for as long as possible.
Can you plant mini roses outside?
The sad facts: The cut-flower industry is such a short cycle. Many agrochemicals are used which pollute air, soil and water supplies. This is why the potted miniature rose bush is an increasingly popular alternative to long-stemmed roses, and they are perfect for pots, planters and even window boxes.
There are so many types of miniture roses bushes and they are insanely cheap compared to bouquets. In Morrisons you can pick miniature roses up in all colours for £1.99 a pot! Even Tesco's have them for £3.99. This is a whopping saving. And don't get me started on the price of rose bushes from garden centers, with some charging £40 a bush - Take it from a sucker that's paid it!
February is actually an ideal time to plant your pink miniature rose gift outside as the soil is only a few weeks away from warming up - Just make sure it's not covered by other plants and able to get the sunlight. Same goes for your pots, planters and window boxes (as long as the weather isn't boiling hot or freezing cold.) When the danger of frost has passed, you're good to go. Roses thrive in sunny spots, although they are fine with partial shade too so be sure to pick an area to replant it that will suit.
How to plant a mini rose bush?
When you are planting your rose bush, dig a hole that matches the same depth as your pot so that the root is well covered. You could also try to tease the root out a bit so it's not all bunched together, Make sure the soil is filled in and pressed firmly around it. Give it a water. When you see your rose bush grow, and notice those new leaves arrive you will be able to start adding rose feed to your water.
Keep your rose plant healthy by pruning off the dead blooms.
Bravo. You have passed the flower power auction. Take a bow. You are now a black belt in miniature roses care ;-)
And there you have it, the reminder of that one and only day of the year the hubby buys you flowers or when your went to Morrisons and grabbed yourself the bargain of the century! Either way, Enjoy!