How to grow a small rose garden in little space

Among the most popular solutions for having a small rose garden in a small space are rosellines, also called miniature or liliputian roses. Created in the nineteenth century by the small rose chinensis, they have spread very much in recent years: in fact, they are appreciated for their ease of cultivation, rejuvenation and great ductility. These roses have small size, thin stems, small leaves and crowns. They also require little care, minimal pruning and normal watering and fertilization. The roses are disease-resistant and cold plants. The rosellins are also very rejuvenating and often with compact vegetation, suitable for low edges, rocky gardens and small flower beds. Among the most popular varieties are Mirandolina and Baby Love: they have a maximum height of 25-35 cm and fragrant flowers.


To cultivate roses and to obtain satisfactory results both from the point of view of flowering and that of the health of specimens one must follow a few fundamental considerations. First of all, it is important to consider both the time and the ways of homebirth. In the mild climate it is in autumn, while in those with cold winters it is good to have a spring in spring.

Very important is the preparation of the soil, which must be carried out in advance to facilitate the digging of specimens. Typically, the holes of the plant are excavated about 15-30 days before the actual dwelling. In this way the soil is ventilated and the roots are protected by oxidizing some substances contained in the soil. To have a small rose garden in a small space it is sufficient to dig deep and deep 50 cm holes.
Then, 150 to 200 grams of specific fertilizer for roses per square meter or a good amount of mature manure should be added to the ground for the grafting and subsequent growth of the plants. Lilliputian roses grow well in fertile, fresh ground, to which peat, organic matter and sand are added to ensure good drainage. For this reason too much attention must be paid to irrigation. Water intakes must affect all the radical apparatus and therefore the liquid should be distributed evenly around the plant. It waters abundantly twice a week, especially in the summer and when the temperatures are high.
In any case, it is essential to avoid water stagnations causing radical rotations and death of specimens. You do not have to bathe flowers and leaves to avoid the proliferation of bacteria and fungi; Moreover, especially in summer, it is good to concentrate the watering in the morning and late afternoon. This avoids burning leaves and high humidity concentrations. It is recommended to use rainwater or anyway without lime at room temperature.

To obtain abundant blooms that affect the whole branch of the plant and not just the tip (as is often the case), it is essential to bond the branches properly on the gratings. This operation must take into account the movement of the lymph within the plant tissues.
The correct system consists of fixing the extended fan branches, so that they are almost horizontal with respect to the ground. The lymph, tending to rise upwards, causes the formation of shoots, leaves and flowers throughout the length of the branch. In this way you get a real garden of roses from the abundant bloom even in small space, with excellent results from the aesthetic point of view.
The layout of the branches horizontally also allows to keep the plant young for a long time: in fact, if it is left free to grow vertically, in a few years the barrels would tend to lignify. As a result, they lose the vegetation at the bottom and keep it only towards the top. Lilliputian roses in the language of flowers symbolize the secret, as the petals are superimposed to each other and form a sort of casket.

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