Have you ever wanted to those picture perfect photographs of climbing roses? Well now there is a step by step guide that can lead you in the right direction. There are many factors that go into maintaining a climbing rose. Don’t be fooled you can do it, and reap the benefits of your hard work.
- I think most of us have seen the beautiful paintings and photographs of climbing roses growing up and along a stone wall, fence, trellis or arbor.
- Select your means of support and make sure it is strong, as climbing roses can become huge plants, especially when loaded with blooms.
- You will want ties that provide strong support but offer flexibility with growth, not anything that may cut into the canes causing disease entry point wounds.
“Trying to get these roses to grow vertical requires a great deal of attention, as they love to stretch out horizontally and bloom prolifically when allowed to spread. If your climbing roses won’t climb, they may need a little coaxing.”