Expert Tips for Planting Bare Root Roses

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Find out what you need to know about planting bare root roses. Learn how to get the dirt ready, dig a hole, and take care of your roses so they grow well.  

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Do you like roses? Yes, I do. I had more than 40 kinds of rosebushes in my yard at one point.  Rosa plants are very famous because their flowers are big, pretty, and smell nice.  

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What about you? Have you thought about putting roses? Now is the time to plant them if you live in zones 8 through 10. In cooler places, you can put bare root roses in the spring.  

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I wrote before about how to choose roses with bare roots. Now we'll talk about how to plant roses from bare roots. Don't worry, it's not hard, but there are some rules you need to follow.  

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Have you heard “It's better to plant a $10 tree in a $100 hole?” The proverb applies to roses too. An costly rose in a poorly prepared hole will perform poorly.  

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By adhering to these guidelines, you will not only be able to cultivate roses that are in better health, but you will also enjoy an abundance of blossoms on your rose bush.  

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Place the hole where your rose will get 6 hours of sun.  Plant away from huge shrubs and trees, whose roots will drain nutrients and water from your rose. Avoid growing in afternoon sun-reflected heat in southern gardens.  

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Cover the roots of your bare root rose with water 12 hours before planting.  Remove broken roots and cut canes to 12 inches (cut 1/4" above an outward-facing bud) after soaking.  

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