A Unique Gift - Miniature Rose Bush

All a Twitter Miniature Rose
All a Twitter Miniature Rose

Give a Unique Gift for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day or Any Day

Are you looking for perfect gift for that special lady in your life, but you want to give something a little different? Instead of giving her cut flowers that will die in a few days, why not give her a more unique gift? Give her a miniature rose bush and she will have flowers that will last forever!

Don't Give Cut Flowers!

Instead of giving a vase of cut roses, give her a miniature rose bush! She will still have the beauty of roses and that special feeling of love, but will have them to look at forever! I told my husband years ago, don’t spend money on something that I will only be able to enjoy for a few days, get something I can plant and enjoy forever! Miniature roses are a great and original idea! You can buy a pretty pot and place them inside. They can remain in the pot until the weather allows you to plant them outside. They can be re-potted easily and will be beautiful all growing season. You can also keep them inside in a bright sunny window.

Below is a little information on miniature rose bushes and how to care for them. I'm sure she will appreciate the sentiment and the beauty a miniature rose bush will bring her for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and every day!

Winsome Miniature Rose
Winsome Miniature Rose

General Information on the Miniature Rose

Miniature roses are bred to remain small in size. They have smaller flowers than a regular type of rose and come in a variety of different colors. Despite their small size, they are actually very hardy and most varieties are long blooming. The term ”long blooming”, means that the rose bush will flower continuously throughout the growing season. The length of the growing season depends on your location or zone. Now she will think about you every time she looks out the window!

Types of Miniature Roses

Climbers - Tend to grow vertically and can be trained to grow against a support of some type, such as a trellis.

Trailers - Tend to grow in a cascading manor and are great to plant in baskets or along the edge of a wall.

Micro-mini’s – The smallest of the miniature roses. They grow between 6- 12 inches and the blooms are ¼ to 1 inch in size.

You basically care for miniature roses the same way you would regular size roses.

Planting: Dig your hole about 1 inch deeper and 6 inches wider than the pot the roses came in. Add some organic matter, such as peat moss to the bottom of the hole. Carefully remove the pot from the roses and loosen the roots as much as possible. Place the rose bush in the hole and pack dirt firmly around it, water well, as add a layer of mulch.

Watering: The amount of water is going to depend on the type of soil you have. Be sure to water deeply and keep the ground moist, but not soggy.

Fertilizer: Fertilizing is essential if you want your roses to continuously bloom. Use a “rose” fertilizer and feed after each “flush of bloom”. You want to stop feeding when the weather is dropping to below about 35 to 40 degrees. Mixing some Miracle Grow Rose fertilizer withsome water works well.

Pruning: Just as regular rose bushes, you want to prune the back in late winter or early spring. As the blooms fade, pinch them off, to encourage new growth.

Miniature roses are great for borders, edgers, or just some small place you need a little color.

I hope you agree that this is a more original than just cut flowers or candy. Women like it when you put some thought into their gift. Show her how much you care by getting her a more original gift of a miniature rose bush! You will be glad you did!

Ladies, would you enjoy getting a miniature rose bush as a gift?

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sgbrown 22 months ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Thank you Patricia! I love the sweet smell of roses. I would love to have some climbers, but as of yet I have no place for the to climb. My house is still a work in progress, so maybe some day!

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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida

O, yes, Sheila, I do agree. the tiny blossoms are so delicate and perfume the air so nicely.

I have two climbers and they are busy making new growth...they weathered the winter reasonably well.

Angels are on the way to you this evening ps

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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi Amaryllis! I love growing flowers, so a miniature rose bush was just a "no brainer" for me. I tend to think that cut flowers, although beautiful, are such a waste of money most of the time. With a miniature rose bush, I can enjoy my roses all year! Thank you for stopping in and commenting, it is always appreciated! Have a beautiful day! :)

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Amaryllis 4 years ago from New Hampshire

I so agree with Movie Master, I have to get my husband to read this hub, I would much rather have miniature roses than cut roses!

Thanks for a useful hub.

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sgbrown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Thank you Becky, I will do that! :)

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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ

Well, if you are adding suggestions, Miracle Grow has rose food. I would mix this with the water about once a month. When you have plants long term in pots, the soil does not get renewed by the natural process of the rain washing nutrients into it. The plant food is an essential and that is a good one.

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sgbrown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

I just added your suggestions to my hub, as well as the link to your profile page. I hope that's ok! :)

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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ

I had about 20 of these when we lived in an apartment. The neighbor always were exclaiming that they could see them blooming all year round. I lived on the second floor and had them in my wide, window sills. They were never planted outside and I had them for about 10 years. Then we had to move across the country and I could not take them with me. I gave them to a friend.

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sgbrown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Well, thank you James! I appreciate your kind words and you are very welcome! Have an awesome day! :)

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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

This is a great idea! You are awesome. Thank you very much.

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sgbrown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Thank you dragnhaze! I liked the idea too! That was soooo sweet of him! Thank you for your kind comment and for sharing! :)

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dragnhaze 5 years ago

I love this idea, my husband actually did this from the beginning of our relationship, when he gave me the first miniature rose bush, he told me it was because he wanted our love, and friendship to grow and blossom not die out like a cut rose does. I'm glad you put this out there for people to read maybe it can help some of those other husbands that still don't quite have a clue. voted up and Thanks for SHARING

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sgbrown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Thank you Movie Master! :) I think buying cut flowers are just a waste of money. My husband knows how much I love flowers, so he always gets me something I can grow, either in the house, or in my flower gardens. Thank you for stopping in and commenting on my hub. Have a wonderful day! :)

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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

This is a wonderful idea and I hope my husband will read it!

Flowers for Valentine's Day are so expensive and last a few days, a rose bush will give years of pleasure.

The minature rose bush is lovely and looks beautiful in a pot on the patio!

Thank you for sharing and voted up.

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