Plenty of people may have considered planting a rose garden, but it can seem like a daunting challenge for those who've never done it before. However, it only takes a little knowledge to successfully cultivate roses and keep them healthy and thriving all year long.

The first challenge is to decide which type of rose to grow. There are several types of roses to choose from, including climbing roses, miniature roses, hybrid roses, and old-fashioned roses.

How to Plant Roses

Purchasing

Preparing the Soil

Planting Tips

Caring for Roses

Watering

Feeding

Pruning

Winterizing

Pests and Diseases

Removing dead leaves and other debris from your garden beds will reduce bug infestation. Check your plants regularly and be on the lookout for pests and diseases. Here are some common threats to roses:

Best Rose Types for Beginners

There was a time when roses were spectacularly difficult to grow, but thanks to a little modernization, some roses are lower-maintenance and some are even recommended for beginning growers.

Wisdom and Folklore

Try out these unique uses for roses and you'll soon see that they're good for more than just beautifying your yard.