The Container Rose Garden: Containers for Roses, great idea!

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The Container Rose Garden

By Joannabanana
February 7, 2014

Container gardening has become quite popular and is not limited to annuals alone. I started container gardening with a couple of hybrid tea roses about 10 years ago. Since then, my collection of container roses has expanded from a couple to about 20 pots. Hybrid tea roses, floribunda roses, small shrub roses, and miniatures are all fantastic in containers.

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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Feb 6, 2014 6:23 PM CST
Seems like roses do well in all sorts of situations. Container gardening for roses is a novel idea. Great Garden Article with good information.

Actually I do have a row of 4 Champlain roses in smallish (12inch) pots. But I never move the pots so the roots have grown thru the pots all the way into the ground.
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Feb 6, 2014 6:24 PM CST
Time to transplant in the ground or a much bigger pot Hilarious!
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Feb 6, 2014 6:26 PM CST
Ha, they have been in those pots for years and years. Not going to change things as they are doing really well.
Name: Dirt
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dirtdorphins
Feb 6, 2014 6:34 PM CST
Wow!
Now that's a container rose garden!!
Gorgeous Joanne Thumbs up

Do you get new roses each season, aka treat 'em like annuals, or do you over winter somehow--in that greenhouse maybe, or a little of both?

Re: the mag-sulfate and fertilizer--if I were to grow roses in containers with potting soil, yes I'd be on board and everything I said in the other thread about epsom salts in my area would be irrelevant *Blush*
Name: James
Fabens,TX (Zone 8a)
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Txtea
Feb 6, 2014 7:21 PM CST
Enjoyed your article very much, Thank You. I have grown miniature roses in pots for the last 10 years or so. I most likely have around 70-80 bushes. When one becomes out of balance able to move and work much closer with it. Your Roses look just out of this world as well as your over all landscape. Thumbs up
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Feb 6, 2014 8:15 PM CST
Thanks Everyone! Our cool nights help the roses, but our extreme dry/windy conditions don't. No matter where your garden is, there are always obstacles. Thumbs up
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Feb 6, 2014 8:17 PM CST

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I always love your articles, Joanne, especially the illustrations. You must have the prettiest garden in Calgary!
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Feb 6, 2014 8:24 PM CST
Nope! There are many "prettier" gardens here, BUT it is always in the eyes of the beholder. My style is not for everyone, but I like it since it is my own. When we moved in to this house 15 years ago and there was one daylily and a cornflower plant, which I thought was a stubborn weed. My, have things changed
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Feb 6, 2014 9:33 PM CST

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It is completely subjective, I agree, but I would bet that I would call it the prettiest garden in Calgary. It's just the style I love.
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Cem9165
Feb 6, 2014 9:33 PM CST
Great article, and beautiful picture, thanks again for sharing your tips and lovely garden pictures.
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Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
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Joannabanana
Feb 7, 2014 7:22 AM CST
dirtdorphins said:Wow!
Do you get new roses each season, aka treat 'em like annuals, or do you over winter somehow--in that greenhouse maybe, or a little of both?


Here's what I do for winter protection. If I don't have time to dig them in, I do treat them as annuals. It make is easy for my Husband to shop for my B-Day Rolling on the floor laughing
http://garden.org/ideas/manage/view/930/
This year, I'm experimenting with wintering over a few large pots in my greenhouse. The canes still look very green, but time will tell if that was enough protection.
Name: woofie
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woofie
Feb 7, 2014 11:27 AM CST
Does that lovely mauve rose over on the far right side of the article have a name?
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Feb 7, 2014 12:08 PM CST
Burgundy Iceberg floribunda
Name: woofie
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woofie
Feb 7, 2014 12:23 PM CST
Ah! I had one of those for a couple of years, but it didn't survive where I had it planted. Never looked like yours, tho! Going to have to try one again in a better spot. Thanks!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
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Joannabanana
Feb 7, 2014 12:55 PM CST
That is one that I treat as an annual. I buy it at the Calgary Rose Society rose sale at our garden show in April
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Feb 7, 2014 11:47 PM CST
Great article Joanne, your roses are beautiful! Thumbs up
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
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Joannabanana
Feb 8, 2014 12:06 AM CST
Thanks Margaret! Do you grow roses?
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Feb 8, 2014 9:57 AM CST
Joanne, I used to grow a lot of beautiful tea roses when we lived on Van Island. I tried growing the hardier cultivars when we moved here 12 years ago but they didn't survive the long cold winter, and I am not one that wants to fuss a lot with plants so I gave up on them.
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
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Joannabanana
Feb 8, 2014 10:07 AM CST
I used to live in Prince George a life time ago and loved the extra humidity
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Feb 8, 2014 10:17 AM CST
It's very dry here in the summer and windy, not much humidity, and very cool nights.

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