Love, Landscape and Roses

THE STORY.

When you think of a rose, you may think of love. While roses do seem to be the top choice when it comes to expressing feelings of romance, roses symbolize much more than love.

Yellow roses symbolize friendship; white, innocence; pink, gratitude. If you are expressing your love, do go with red!

But what if you just want to add some beauty to your landscape? You can do that with roses too. Some people may shy away from planting rose bushes, thinking they are difficult to grow. However, with a little care, you can enjoy the amazing colors of roses. With so many varieties to choose from, you’ll be sure to find something you love.

According to the Utah State University Cooperative Extension, “roses are the most popular flowering shrubs in Utah.” Besides having so many options to choose from, roses also have a long flowering season.

There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing roses for your landscape in Utah. First, consider the growing zone you live in. You can check here. Spring is the best time to plant roses.

Next, think about how you want the roses to blend into your landscape. What colors do you want to use? How much space do you have? Do you want roses that will vine, or are you looking for a smaller shrub?

Finally, your roses will do best if you take care from the very beginning. So pay attention to the planting process. Roses need water, but they’ll do best in well-drained soil. For more specific information, check out Utah State University Cooperative Extension’s guide.

Or you can contact us for all of your spring landscaping needs.

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