Whether you're new to gardening or an old hand, a climbing rose bush provides both beauty and pride to your flower garden or landscape.
One of the benefits of including roses in your garden is obviously the fragrance they provide as well as the gorgeous flowers.
Who wouldn't love going outside and basking in the beauty and fragrance of a luscious rose garden? But in addition to their decorative capacity, the climbing variety in particular can also solve some of your home improvement issues.
For example, does your view at home include the plain, drab wall of a building - maybe a garage or utility shed? Or maybe you have a fence that, while still functional, has seen better days.
Because rose vines grow up rather than out, they are the perfect solution to many of these landscaping eye-sores.
Although there are many types of plants that can grow with climbing vines, roses are perhaps the most beautiful flower to be had.
Why not go for the best and solve your problem with style? Climbing roses are not difficult to grow.
In fact, they can be downright easy - just be sure they will have a good amount of sunshine, good soil and of course, a place to climb such as a trellis or fence.
The best part of all for gardeners who tend to lack patience is that these vines will grow quickly.
In order for your vine-filled trellis or fence to look its best, remember to perform the occasional pruning.
Shaping your rose vines is not difficult, but you'll need to make sure they are properly trained to grow to whatever you've attached them to.
You'll gain the most enjoyment from your flowers when you take these simple steps to ensure proper growth.
It's important to note that climbing roses are not the same as the variety you cut and use in bouquets.
They are meant to be enjoyed in their natural, on-the-vine state.
Keep that in mind when choosing the best location for your plants - you want to get as much enjoyment from them as possible.
As with other roses, you'll find a wide selection of colors, sizes and varieties to choose from.
And there's really no reason to limit yourself to one variety - choose several and have a garden that is uniquely you.
One favorite you might consider is known as Golden Showers.
This sunny-yellow rose has ruffled blooms that are sure to brighten up anything it's attached to.
If you like traditional red roses, the Rambling Red Rose is also a nice selection.
With rich red double rose blooms, this plant is also disease resistant.
Another great climber is the Iceberg - and it looks just like its name suggests.
This vigorous plant produces so many white blooms that it has been described as a virtual snow bank.
If you want to have a striking garden and landscape, consider adding one or more climbing rose bushes to the mix.
Best of all, because these plants are so easy to care for, your friends and neighbors will think you have the greenest thumb on the block.