I got bitten by the “rose bug” by a friend who purchased some for her backyard. My first rose, “Spellbound,” was so beautiful and fun that I gradually transformed my backyard into a rose garden, peaking at about 50 rosebushes. It’s hard to grow roses in Central Florida! The heat and humidity are very hard on backyard roses. But with a consistent fertilization and spray program, I was able to keep mine healthy and growing huge.
Interested in starting your own backyard rose garden? Browse the following links for information and advice.
- Central Florida Rose Society is a great place to meet fellow rose growers
- Lukas Nursery is an Orlando area nursery with an incredible selection of plants, including roses
- Rosemania is a great online website with all sorts of rose care products