Monday, March 23, 2009

How Roses Have Changed With Time As The Centuries Go By

Gardens can have species from the genus Rosa. These look very attractive because of these rose flowers can grow to be big in varying colors of white, red, or pink.

Roses have a big range, whichever country you go to, whichever part of the globe you trek, a rose has a universal appeal across cultures. Let us discuss the intricacies of this beautiful flower, from a horticulturist's point of view. Roses can be classified in several types and so can rose gardens.

How rose gardens were is centuries past, to how they are now. They have changed because man has helped them to change. They wanted this color or that. They like this shape not that. They want it to resist diseases. They want it to bloom more than one time in the season.

If you feel particularly adventurous, you might commission a botanist to cross-breed and create your own distinct type of rose. It will cost a small fortune but it will be worth the extra cost. Organized in various and varied types, a rose in any incarnation rules the world of the flowers.

Old European Garden Roses-are hybrids that were popular before the Rosa chine sis took prime place of beauty in the 18th century. The good old garden rose, humble yet popular, is perfect for new gardens.

It weathers extreme cold very well, can be resistant to many rose diseases, looks lovely when it blooms and emits a heady fragrance.

New Age Roses, better known as modern roses are man-made variety made from a cross bred tea rose. Several rose gardens contain such roses along with a selection of shrub roses. These are popular because they look pretty, are tough and durable, and are very tolerant of most types of rose diseases.

These are a few of the different kinds of roses that we have today:
* Climbing Roses such as ramblers with small flowers in heavy clusters, bloom early summer, and large repeat bloomers. These are great for trellises and fences, post and pillars add great charm to your garden.
* Hybrid Teas are long stemmed, large, shapely flowers so admired for cutting. They bloom repeatedly from early summer to late fall. They grow 2 to 6 feet tall.
* Floribundas are produced both one to a stem and in clusters; smaller blooms than the Hybrid teas, but just as well formed. Bushy and very free flowering over a long season. They make beautiful hedges.
* Grandifloras are said to combine the best traits of both the Hybrid teas and Floribundas.
* Shrub Roses such as Carefree Wonder and Robusta are extra hardy but usually not continuous blooming.
* Miniature Rose, grow 8 to 12 inches tall, they are excellent in rock gardens, as edgings or in containers. And any desired rose variety may be produced in tree or standard form.

What great beauty these different kinds of roses can have in your garden. We hope that you enjoy all the different kinds of roses. How have you used the different kinds of roses? We would like to hear your comments.

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