Tuesday Tip: Getting Your Roses to Bloom Like Crazy

Epsom salt on rose bush

Right now is the time to encourage your roses to bloom, all it takes is a trip to the drugstore to get started. Simply put two tablespoons of Epsom salt at the base of each of your rose bushes. It supposedly increases the number of blooms, makes them bloom faster and helps to keep your bushes healthy (People, I’m mid-way through 50 Shades of Grey, so I’m trying to keep my mind out of the gutter).

Epsom salt in garden

Garden roses

Give it a try and let me know how it works out.

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7 thoughts on “Tuesday Tip: Getting Your Roses to Bloom Like Crazy”

I tried this a couple of years ago when I lived in Ontario. The colors were darker than the year before and it put out more blooms. On one rose bush I was still getting buds in November….in Ontario. They were quickly encased in ice, but even that looked spectacular.

I had my yellow rose tree for over 15 years and this year I notice that the body is getting dry i am trying to grow some of it using the potato remedy how can I help my tree from dying? i will use the epsom salt anything elsse?

Without seeing your rose and knowing where it’s located it’s hard for me to trouble shoot your problem. However, if your root stock looks dry you might want to check to see if it’s getting enough water (especially if you have an irrigation system — sometimes the imitators can get clogged). A good layer of mulch over the soil is often beneficial to help maintain the moister in the soil and helps to discourage weeds. If it’s not a moisture situation you might want to get a soil test. It’s possible the salinity ratio is too high in your soil. Good luck and keep me posted!

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