Winter Storm Weather in Tennessee Makes Me Think About Roses & Summer

Tammy Sons
3 min readJan 17, 2022

It's a cold January day in the mountains of middle Tennessee. We have almost 8 inches of snow on the ground and a winter storm warning for continued snowfall through tomorrow. At this point, I am wondering about electricity and being able to escape this dreaded winter weather.

To keep the wintertime blues at bay, I start thinking about spring and summer with all it has to offer. My thoughts drift off to roses. My, how I love roses. I have a pink rose called “Lady Diana” and its stunning pastel color and aroma takes me back to those beautiful summer days.

Since I am thinking about summer and things I love to do, especially garden my rose garden, I’ve decided to write this article about how to plant roses successfully. You see all kinds of mistruths on Google but I am a gardener and a plant expert, not to mention the CEO at Tn Nursery, I know about roses!

How To Grow Roses Successfully

Roses are adored by almost all flower enthusiasts and garden hobbyists. They are used on nearly all festive occasions and are given to express love. But if a rose symbolizes love, you better prepare for the costs. A bouquet of this elegant flower costs substantially more significantly than other flowers on the market. Fortunately, though, people with a lot of time in their hands and are prepared to learn an extra skill can grow the flower independently. A reasonable amount of soil, the right weather conditions and climate, and the proper care are all you need to grow these flowers yourself. They will only cost a little, plus you have the option of selling them to neighbors and friends.

Lady Diana Rose

So, how do you grow these flowers? As with other living things, roses have various needs that must be met; otherwise, they will slowly die. If you are not committed to it for the long run, you might as well cancel the activity and focus your time and attention elsewhere. If you are committed to growing a rose garden, here are some tips and tricks that will help you along the way.

First, look for a garden area that has good drainage and gets sun exposure for at least 5 hours per day. Look for a place that will cater to each rosebush during its mature stage. That enables a minimum of two feet of space across each mature plant for appropriate airflow and ventilation.

Next, start digging a hole for your rose garden. Each flower should have a space of 2 ft. in width and two ft. in depth. Excavate a 1 x 1 deep hole for miniature rose bushes. Compound the land you removed with compost and then placed the soil back to where you dug it.

Then, water the rosebush thoroughly. Use a sprayer or flowering can when watering the flowers instead of a hose or bucket. Allow the water to settle and seep through the drain. Add extra soil around the plant, if needed. It should be done to balance the soil level and garden level.

Last but not least, feed the roses when new development starts popping out following planting and every Spring season after that. Use commercially prepared organic compost or regular food. Repeat this process within the growing months of the year after each blooming period



Tammy Sons

Tammy enjoys writing about horticulture, life off the grid, and anything outdoors. Loves junk stores, antiques, and spending time with family. CEO of TN Nursery