Friday, February 18, 2011
Valentine's Day and Roses
Unexpected gifts give a smile on my face and what can be better than gifting a rose plant. and my husband did justthat. Instead of gifting a rose flower (knowing my obsession for plants) he just splurged on me by buying two huge rose plants. They have nearly 5 to 6 buds and what a sight! don't go by the size in the photographs they are 4 to 5 inches and really big ones.
Roses will fade in some days but the plants remain and this is the best way to gift some one. Of course if the receiver has a green thumb!
Roses as far as I consider do not require any special care and also they are tolerant to high temperatures of heat and direct sunlight. They also allow us the liberty to skip watering sometimes. For blooming they do need the regular stuff of feeding. I feed them with egg shells and that ahs worked. Ready made fertilizers are also available in the market to encourage flowering in roses.
Most easy plant and does not require much care. Over watering can kill them (personal experience) Sometimes during winter they get white fungus which makes the leaves drop.
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From the green leaves after a few years... the plant breaks into tiny off white buds, the fragrance is what made me go near and smell them...