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Growing Rose Bushes as Foundation Shrubs

They Work Better on Trellises

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The designer of this foundation bed had the right idea: rose bushes can be used as foundation shrubs to inject more of a vertical element....
Photo of rose bush growing near a house.

Photo of rose bush growing near a house.

David Beaulieu
But to break up this solid brick wall and create visual interest, wouldn't a trellis have been a welcome addition? Not only do trellises do a good job of supporting rose bushes, they can also be visually interesting, in their own right. Picture a nice white trellis supporting the rose bush in the photo above: it would make a big difference!
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