Prompting a Rose to Bloom
Many people look for the best way of prompting a rose to bloom. They, however, struggle to make their rose bushes bloom to their full potential or do not know how to make a cut rose open up faster to enjoy its gorgeous petals. It is known that roses are among the most popular flowers, and their variety in colors, shapes and sizes constantly increases by the cultivation of new hybrids. A rose in bloom entices everyone with its mysterious and delightful fragrance, and turns into a treat for the senses. Several tips can prompt a rose to bloom, causing pride for its owner.
Make Your Rose Bush Bloom
Rose bushes need plenty of water and the rule of thumb is to water them when the top inch of ground is dry. Over-hydration is the other extreme which is detrimental for the shrubs, so take care of the proper drainage. For your roses to bloom, they need to be in the sunlight for at least 5 to 6 hours per day, and the morning sun is especially valuable. Avoid planting roses where they will remain in the shade for most of the day. Follow the instructions on your fertilizer carefully. Excess fertilizer encourages the growth of stems and leaves, but not blooms. An inexpensive homemade fertilizer can be made from banana peels. Bananas are rich in potassium and phosphorus, which are essential for a longer blooming period. Grind the peels and mix them with the soil around the roses or simply place banana peels in the hole when planting a new rose shrub. A healthy rose shrub bears bigger flowers with longer blooming periods.
Open Cut Roses
Usually when you’ve cut roses from your garden or have bought them from the florists’, the petals are closed and it takes several days for them to bloom naturally. However, you don’t really need to wait to fully enjoy your flowers. The easiest way to make a cut rose open is to remove the outer petals if they are damaged, and then gently push the petals away from the center one by one. This will not hurt the flower, but it is recommended that you cut the stem properly in order for the rose to last longer. Always cut the stem under water at an angle and with a sharp knife or scissors. In this way, it absorbs the water and not the air bubbles. Put a special flower preservative in the water or half a teaspoon of sugar to make them last longer.
Another way to make your roses bloom is to place them in the sunlight until they open. Alternatively, immerse the whole bud in cold water for an hour and then place it in a warm room in a vase with lukewarm water. Once the rose has opened, keep it out of direct sunlight to prolong its life. Spraying the rose with cold water throughout the day will further help it look fresh and prevent it from wilting.
You can now enjoy your blooming roses and marvel at their fabulous aroma.