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You can use this plan to design a rose garden like the one pictured here.
The basic design works well for smaller yards or can be used in parts of a larger yard.
The plan can be kept as a pure rose cutting garden or combined with companion plants to match the rest of your home and yard flower beds.
Measurements for Rose Garden Plans
This bed contains hybrid teas, Ch-Chings to be specific.
The bed is 4 yards long, 2 yards wide and holds 10 rose bushes.
The bed is filled with rich soil and the top 3 inches are composed of rich organic compost. A new layer is added every year.
There are a total of 6 sprinkler heads- one in each corner and one on each side in the middle of the bed.
If you are lucky to have enough rain where you live, you won't need this feature or expense.
Rose Garden Plans and Irrigation
If you want and can maintain a drip system, they can be great water savers.
Alternatively, you can use soaker hoses, a lower cost alternative. Run them from your outside faucets and use a timer to ensure consistent and timely watering.
Spacing of Roses
Plant your hybrid tea roses so your drip line (early spring branch tips) are at least 20 inches from the edges of the bed. The roses will quickly fill this space.
The 20 inch space will help you easily mow around the bed without having to endure the 'Attack of the Thorns.'
Space most hybrid tea roses about 24 inches apart.
If you are planting one of the larger teas, up to 32 inches maybe required. Generally, follow the directions on the label that comes with the specific rose you are planting.
Keeping the End in Mind
The first few weeks after you plant your bed you may wonder-will they grow and fill in the space?
As for giving your bed a finished look, you will need edging.
You can use a hard wood like redwood, metal edging, river rocks or bricks to form the edges of your bed.
Ideally you want something that goes down about 6 inches below the ground and deters surrounding roots from popping in. Since this is almost always wishful thinking, you could use '2 by '4s.
Same dimensions and layout will work for a raised bed, although you will need higher sprinkler heads and you will want to lay down your irrigation before filling the bed.