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Farmer Gene (WI)    Posted 06-24-2003 at 07:40:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
My mother inlaw gave me a potted rose bush and I need advice on how to plant it. Do I just dig a hole and put it in, or is there anything special I should do?

Scott Hansen    Posted 06-24-2003 at 10:16:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My mom lives alone, and I take care of the yard once a week. I try to get the yard into a situation where I do not have to spend lots of time doing weeding, etc. Roses line her front about 3 ft. apart. I have found that they are the easiest to take care of. I take a 3 prong fork to the ground in between once a week to get the weed starts. 10 minutes, tops. I spray for aphids whenever. I move them around when they get big so they don't over power the porch. I hacked them down for winter, and basically pay no attention to how I dead head them, if I do at all. Thing is, they bloom all summer, and are beautiful. I don't even know what variety they are. When I move one, I dig a hole, and water and Miracle Grow, fill in and compress right around the plant. Sprinklers water them 3 to 4 times a week, and I just enjoy them. Hope yours turn out as well.

Farmer Gene (WI)    Posted 06-24-2003 at 09:39:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for the information, no name on the plant, but the flowers are a whitish pink about 5" across, will get her in the ground between showers.

DW    Posted 06-24-2003 at 08:11:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dig the hole about 3 times the width of the pot, but no deeper than the top of the root ball. Fill the hold about 1/3 with water to get rid of air pockets. Add a little rose food as per package directions. Keep water daily until bush is established. Good luck...

Lenore    Posted 06-24-2003 at 07:59:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
plant it in a larger pot possibly.
If outside plant in a sunny spot; roses love sun and water.
I always work up a hole larger than the pot it is in.
Mixing some compost with the dirt is good.
Do not use fertilizer yet, best to let them get a start first.
I add a hand full of hair (barber shop has plenty) in the hole.
Plant at the same depth that it sits in the can.
Fill new hole half full and water the dirt so air pockets are gone.
Then fill the rest of the way.
Water well and if sandy soil water daily for a the first week unless it rains.
Does your rose have a name tag?
That helps to know where to plant and how big it will get.

Clod    Posted 06-24-2003 at 08:03:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
A name tag Lenore?My favorite old English guy said."A rose is a rose by any other name."

Lenore    Posted 06-24-2003 at 08:18:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes he did say that.
My roses do have names.

Framer Gene, you might find a lot of information at this site.
It is my very favorite rose place.
If you click on the "board" that says 'Rose Culture' you will have lots of information.

Clod    Posted 06-24-2003 at 08:31:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh,,Lenore,,I was justa woofin ya.Going meet Mr Doomsday to see what is on the agenda.See you later.......

Lenore    Posted 06-24-2003 at 10:08:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Woof, woof I think you always are ;-) .
Remember you have the "power"!
At least yesterday you did.
Going to feed my neighbor.

Clod    Posted 06-24-2003 at 10:56:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
I noticed the dead squirrel problem above,,Now that dead squirrel could be just the ticket for the rose bush hole.Solving two problems at one whack.

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