Ornamental grasses and roses – the perfect combination!

Ornamental grasses and roses – the perfect combination!
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June is the blooming season for roses and grasses, which will be perfect decorations for your garden. However, it is worth thinking about which species to choose and what composition to create. Read the article and find out more about these plants!

First of all, make sure you choose the right plant species. Not all of them can grow in the same neighborhood. Pay attention to their target size, color and whether you can plant them in the company of shrubs, climbers or perennials. An ideal combination would be to combine roses with ornamental grasses. They require little maintenance and special weather conditions.

Which roses are best to choose?

Gardens near houses usually do not have separate zones for growing roses. They are usually single elements of a larger arrangement. To ensure that the plants have the right growing conditions, choose a sunny location with good air circulation. The best soil for growing roses is fertile and light with a pH of 6.00-6.5.

In garden stores you will find a wide range of flower colors, which allows you to create unique compositions.

There are 7 groups of roses with different use: large-flowered, bedding, miniature, park, groundcover, English, climbing.

In addition, roses can be grown in different ways. Bedding roses and English roses grow best in the garden, miniature roses are ideal for planting in pots and park roses create a colorful hedge. It all depends on the future function of the plants.

If you decide to plant bed roses, place them at the back so that they form a tiered arrangement. If you choose to plant bed roses, place them at the back to create a tiered arrangement so that they are all exposed and the ground can be used for lower plants. At the far end of the bed, you can opt for ornamental foliage such as cranesbill, woolly purse, sedums or rhododendron.

Try to avoid combining large flowers with small plants. Catnip, salvia, helleborine, gypsophila, sedum or fern will certainly be lost in the background of showy perennials. Pay attention to the color scheme you want to use. These can be arrangements consisting of two colors or single-colored compositions.

Which ornamental grasses to choose?

Ornamental grasses are a great solution if you want to gain some privacy and create your own space around the house. Selected grass species will create a separate hedge-like fence within just a few months.

Choose the fastest-growing grasses such as giant miscanthus, pampas grass or reed canary grass. In addition to their practical function, such plants are a great filler for your rose bed. They will certainly enliven the composition, and the garden will get a new expression.

Useful tips:

  • when deciding on a grass with multicolored flowers, plant it in a sunny spot;
  • tall plants will definitely need a support to prevent them from being damaged by bad weather. Place them at the back of the bed to complete the arrangement;
  • grasses with intense green leaves are best planted in partial shade;
  • tall grasses that grow quickly into dense compositions are much better divided into smaller groups;
  • avoid planting a lot of grasses as they should only be used as filler between beds of roses

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