Earlier today, I was at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show Press Day. And there were roses in abundance! Not only in the Festival of Roses Marquee, where there were beautifully scented roses on The Real Flower Company stand. But also in the Floral Marquee, gardens and raised planters around the show ground.
It’s not just in our gardens though that we can enjoy rose plants. There are also lots of varieties and different colours of roses, which happily thrive indoors as houseplants. And the Potted Rose is July’s Houseplant of the Month. Here are some beautiful ways of displaying them in your home…
Care-wise, the secret of growing roses indoors as houseplants is to ensure that they get plenty of light. Remove faded blooms to keep plants looking their best and to encourage a long blooming season. Water them regularly and make sure not to let the compost dry out. And it’s best to give them plant food once every two to three weeks to help to encourage them to produce more buds.
Roses in pots are such a perfect gift to give to a friend or relative! Romantic and elegant, they’re one of those flowers that everybody both recognises and loves…
P.S. If you love roses, you may like to visit The Joy of Plants website.
P.P.S. If you’re a florist and would like more information, simply visit The Flower Council of Holland website. And check out my latest report for New Covent Garden Flower Market, which features a gorgeous cream miniature rose variety called Belami Kordana.
* This post is brought to you in collaboration with The Flower Council of Holland. All the words are my own.
(Images : The Flower Council of Holland)