Roses are an epitome of exceptional beauty whose popularity has grown quite significantly over the years as many floriculturists seek to incorporate rose flowers in their gardens. The salient optimum conditions necessary for the growing of roses include: adequate sunlight, moist, fertile and perfectly drained soil.
Such favourable conditions are deficient in arid areas as well as seasons in which the temperatures are tremendously high. Such temperatures are quite unsuitable for the growing of roses since high temperatures evaporate water moisture and obliterate humus off the soil.
However, this is not meant to burst your bubble as a floriculturist because fortunately, roses can grow, thrive and blossom quite magnificently even in hot weather conditions upon the observance of a series of precautionary tips.
Tips for Growing Roses in Hot Weather
As aforementioned, roses are capable growing despite any vagaries of extreme high temperatures and unfavorable humidity. This ability is manifested upon the compliance with the following tips:
As a horticulturist, you must always be meticulous in checking the colour of the roses’ leaves during a typical hot weather. It is basic scientific knowledge that plants lose their moisture through their leaves during high temperatures. Consequently, the leaves of roses are highly likely to turn from green to brown.
The fact that the leaves turn into brown is a harbinger of an untimely wilting of your roses. It would, therefore, be judicious if you adopt the most felicitous watering routine for the roses. Watering could be performed in the morning before the midday sun unleashes its excruciating rays upon the roses. It is also recommended that watering be done in the evening after the sunlight evaporates the soil moisture. Another salient precept in watering is that it is always prudent to give your roses overhead watering which is essential in washing off the dusty leaves.
Watering the roses in hot weather is essential for a myriad of reasons such as:
Increasing the amount of soil moisture which is vital for the roses
It is suitable for the survival for the soil microorganisms
It is suitable for diluting excess salts from the soil
This practice involves the selective removal of parts of the rose plant such as branches or buds. Pruning is essential in hot weather conditions as it facilitates good air flow within the plant. It also reduces the surface over which the rose plant loses moisture.
Observing the aforementioned precepts ascertain that your roses grow perfectly in hot weather despite the adversities that may prevail. There is nothing as exhilarating as a flamboyant garden of roses amid an arid area.