How to Build a Rose Garden

Gaga's Garden - Susan Fox
by Gaga's Garden - Susan Fox
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Just like most anything else, planning is the key to success with your garden. Part of the success with our Jackson & Perkins Trial Rose garden has been using custom built potting frames designed & built by Mr. Fox. We created this video so you can easily see how to make them. They can be preassembled now during the off-season in your workshop or garage and built in about 5 minutes so you are ready to install in the spring when its time to plant your roses, shrubs or even tomato plants. I know they can be built in 5 minutes because I timed the entire process from beginning to end. The potting frames allow you to easily access your plants for pruning, & staking the canes and containing any and all soil amendments you may add around your plants such as compost while keeping your mulch secure and in place. Its also blocks the wind from blowing your mulch all over the yard during these windy stormy seasons. The potting frames are also an excellent way to retain water. We set up our potting frames all secured with our irrigation system.
Screw two 3" deck screw in one end of each piece.
Screw two 3" deck screw in one end of each piece.
One of the questions I am asked most frequently is how deep should I plant a rose. This video shows you the perfect depth to plant a bare root rose once you have the potting frames completed or if you are planting your rose in the ground.
This video shows you how your mulch will stay put around your rose within your potting frame. Planted in April as a bare root rose this Jackson & Perkins 2019 grandiflora trial rose has a yellow rose on every single cane by August of the same year!
Jackson & Perkins Trial Rose Garden for 2019 Roses Watch The Video To See How Easy You Can Build The Garden Potting Frames Now During The Winter Months!
Bare Root Roses are often the only way to get the variety of rose you are looking for. Here's a bare root rose I ordered from Jackson & Perkins and it shows you what a healthy bare root rose should look like. Here's a link to our video:
Suggested materials:
  • (12) 2 X 4 X 8 Treated lumber   (Home Depot)
  • 5 lb. box 3 inch coated deck screws   (Home Depot)
  • 1 Ton decorative stone   (Home Depot)
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  • Wendy Wendy on Jan 21, 2018
    What a fantastic tutorial, thank you for sharing your knowledge!

  • William William on Jan 21, 2018
    This is a very cool and creative idea. Makes the individual plant stand out in the garden bed. Great tutorial.

    • Thank-you William, and the plant boxes add so many benefits by allowing protection in the winter and keeping your mulch in place. We used them to anchor the water system as well. Thank-you for your supportive comment. Hope you visit for lots more info.