Planning your beds and borders

Ah, beds and borders are surely the most popular and beautiful way to show off your roses. When you invite a rose or several roses into your garden, don't just plunk the roses into the ground at random. Instead, plan ahead to create splendid beds that incorporate roses into your landscape or mixed flower beds. Your plan can be as elaborate as the one shown in Figure 9-1, or as simple as creating a small bed of three or four types of roses.

Figure 9-1:

A large, classic plan for a very elaborate rose garden. The blank sections indicate where each rose bush should be planted.

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Figure 9-1:

A large, classic plan for a very elaborate rose garden. The blank sections indicate where each rose bush should be planted.

Elaborate Rose Bushes
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Apply a few landscape tricks and techniques, and the results can be quite splendid:

^ Let the sun shine in. Roses love sun — at least six hours a day. Their foliage is denser and healthier in full sun and flowers are more plentiful. So the appointed spot can't be shaded by nearby shrubs, a fence, or the house. (Or if it is, hopefully the shade is early morning or late-day.)

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Homeowners Guide To Landscaping

Homeowners Guide To Landscaping

How would you like to save a ton of money and increase the value of your home by as much as thirty percent! If your homes landscape is designed properly it will be a source of enjoyment for your entire family, it will enhance your community and add to the resale value of your property. Landscape design involves much more than placing trees, shrubs and other plants on the property. It is an art which deals with conscious arrangement or organization of outdoor space for human satisfaction and enjoyment.

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