Rose Bushes

Roses are one of the most beautiful flowers around so why not add a few rose bushes to your garden? Bayside Garden Center offers dozens of rose bushes – from tea roses to medium and large shrubs to climbers.

Download our standard inventory of Roses (PDF).

Here are few tips on growing healthy roses:

  • Make sure you have the correct environment for roses. They require full sun and adequate moisture.
  • Fertilize monthly to maintain the healthiest bushes.
  • Roses are susceptible to pests and diseases, so protect your plants with an all purpose insecticide and fungicide.
  • Protect your roses in winter. Stop fertilizing in late summer, but continue to water your rose bush. Remove all fallen leaves. After a couple of good frosts, mound compost and/or additional soil at the base of the bush (you can consider using a rose collar). In early December pile hay, straw or pine boughs over the canes for additional protection. Or use rose cones. If you use rose cones you may need to cut back the canes to fit inside the cone. Remember to remove the cone in early spring.
  • RoseIn early spring you can prune back to live wood. Prune back to an outward-facing bud to encourage outward growth.
  • Now that you’ve done the work, enjoy your blooms indoors as well as out. When possible, cut roses in late afternoon and place them in water immediately. (Bringing a bucket of water with you when you cut the stems will reap rewards in longer lasting blooms.) Use clean, sharp pruners to minimize damage and prevent the spread of disease. Remember that the leaves feed the bush, so try to leave at least 3 leaves on the stem.