For centuries, flowers have served us from the beauty and the fragrance that they hold. And when we discuss flowers, the one flower that surely comes to our minds is a rose. One of the major reasons why roses are so ubiquitous is their variety, both in colours and shades. It comes in so many colours that can be attributed to so many different emotions.
Sending roses is the most beautiful present that one can gift and with the advent of technology it has become easier than ever, to get roses delivered same day. Roses are considered the epitome of display of romanticism. They can also be used just to decorate and improve the aesthetics. The history of the roses goes back to 2860 BC where its first mention is found in the ancient civilization of Sumeria which was situated in the region of Mesopotamia. It is used across all the continents, not just for decoration purposes, but also for sacrificing it to the gods in almost all the religions. The Netherlands tops the list of production of these beautiful blooms. There are many ways in which roses can be classified, but one of the broadest classification is the following three:
They are the wild species of roses. They are easily recognizable with their 5-petaled flowers and colorful hips that last throughout the winter. The most famous of this variety of roses is the Rosa rugosa which is because of its superior sturdiness and easy maintenance. They have a wide range of varieties too. They bloom once in the summer.
Old Garden Roses
They are really beautiful and have a great fragrance too. Their hardness is maintained in the winter season.They are easy to grow in your garden if you wish. This is due to the reason that they are disease-resistant and hence very easy to maintain. They come in various colours and shades. There are many classifications of Old Garden Roses such as China Roses, Tea Roses, Moss Roses, Damask Roses, Bourbon Roses and much more.
After 1867, the new species of roses that are being identified are all termed as Modern Roses. These are also a very popular rose type. They are a result of cross-breeding of the polyanthus and the hybrid tea rose. They come in vibrant and rich colours and their most famous varieties include the Floribunda Roses and Grandiflora Roses. Although these perform good in the warmer climate, but require special care in the colder environment.
Mostly, roses only require a good sunlight and well-drained soil. Clay soil is also good for the production of roses. Sometimes growing these blooms in your backyard would require good care, like providing cow manure or other organic fertilizers. Pruning i.e. cutting away the dead part of the plant is needed for better growth of the rose plant. If the growth is still not picking up, here is something you should do that would help its growth. Follow these steps:
- Take one tablespoon of fertilizer and mix it with an equal amount of soil evenly. Dig the soil and put this mix to the place where its roots have spread. Firm the soil tightly. You should also notice that the rest of the soil is not very hard as this is bad for the plant. If that is the case, you must dig it and try to keep the soil a little loose.
Roses is your best wingman on romantic outings. Its beauty and fragrance are believed to cast a magic spell on your date that could turn a “No” into a “Yes”!