When to Plant Roses - Time and Season

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There are a few points to keep in mind in knowing when to plant roses. A lot depends on the climate where you grow your roses and the average growing season for the region of the country that you live in, but once you have a few facts in hand, you can get started.

Like the farmers that have learned how to make use of the local growing season, people who run nurseries have to know what the average length of the planting and growing season is for their part of the country. Your garden professional can help you determine when the last hard frost before the milder temperatures is likely to happen. If you don't have a garden professional you can consult with, you can obtain the same information from your local state Cooperative Extension agent or Agricultural agent.

For roses that have bare roots, a spring planting is preferential to a fall planting. This will allow the rose bush to have time to get established before the first winter hits, as well as allowing it to go dormant naturally. Try to prepare the bed for the rose bush around six weeks before the last killing frost before the spring planting season starts. Plant your rose bush as soon after you prepare the bed as you can.

Planting your bare root rose bush at this time will allow the bush to revive naturally as other plants and trees will that come back to activity during the growing season. If the soil at the bottom of the rose's planting is heavy with clay, be sure to use a good planting mixture with compost and one meal mixed in so that the soil around the toots has a chance to drain sufficiently for the rose to grow and not be sitting in water. Water your plant well at the time you plant it, but don't over water it to the point that it left in standing water.

Unlike rose bushes that come with bare roots, rose bushes that come in pots can be planted at any time during the growing season after the last killing frost has passed. These roses are already actively growing and do not need to come out of dormancy since that has already happened. Most of them have already been acclimated to the warmer springtime temperatures that will be encountered outside while still in the nursery. This type of rose generally does not do well in a fall planting because it has not had time to establish itself before the growing season ends and it has to endure the harsher conditions of winter.

As you can see, there are a few tricks to knowing when to plant roses, but if you prepare a bit ahead of time, you will more than likely have great success in the planting of your new roses.

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Tega Noel is a rose gardening expert. For more information on when to plant roses, visit http://caring-for-roses.com.

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This article was published on 2010/03/29