Re: Hello! Rose question...
I noticed the Antique Rose Emporium site has good info on cuttings, It says
fall is the best time [in Texas : ) hope that's true for the rest of us] to
take cuttings. Pencil thick, 6 inches, make sure there are at least 3 leaf
nodes. Thanks for the link, Nora www.weAREroses.com .
z 6 Idaho, crisp nights, warm days, fall is here. Moving some of the tenders
off the deck into the house. Got best of show for a stem of Rosa polyanthus
"The Fairy" at the county Fair last week. Woo Hoo!
From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Good ideas all, Melody, Betsy and Nora! As for cuttings, the briars have
> few if any leaves on them right now. Is there a chance of doing cuttings
> there are no leaves? The three long briars are also without any
> though all three are indeed green.
> Yes, this rose is important to me and my family (especially on dad's
> Thanks Nora for the site regarding old roses. I'll jump on that the first
> few free moments I have.
> I'll be doing the pre-cutting with the sharp shovel maneuver most likely
> this weekend. (Note to self, take a rain cape.) Rain is predicted all
> weekend, but I can't let that stop progress with fall officially here.
> Indianapolis generally has our weather three hours before it reaches us.
> Thank You everyone!
> Bonnie (SW OH-Zone 5)
> From: Melody
> Bonnie: One thing you can do prior to actually digging up the rose is to
> root cut it about a week before you want to take it out of the
> ground...take a very sharp shovel and go deep with it all around the
> rose, severing the roots as much as possible, getting as large a mass of
> the root ball as you can. ***Leave the plant in the ground*** for about
> a week, making sure you give it a good deep drink of water. Make sure
> when you actually take it out of the ground you wrap it well and get it
> back into the ground as soon as you can. Heirloom roses are generally
> tough plants...they take a lot of abuse/neglect. Make sure you water it
> thoroughly once it is back in the ground, of course. And if you can pick
> a good sunny spot for it (6-8 hrs. a day), that provides good drainage
> (they like deep waterings but hate soggy soil) you will definitely
> improve it's odds of surviving. Good luck. I think I would also do as
> Judy suggested and try to take cuttings of the bush before you force
> dormancy...get them in some rooting hormone and make yourself a couple
> of baby rose bushes if it's that important to you to save it.
> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
> From: Bonnie & Bill Morgan [mailto: email@example.com]
> Sorry I haven't been able to participate lately. Bill and I are
> spending<br>our weekends running back and forth to Indianapolis and
> trying to play<br>catch-up during the week. <br><br>Mother has a rose
> that my brother nearly killed by letting a tree grow<br>through it. We
> chopped the tree, but now we have three spindly looking<br>briars that
> are still green. Since we will be selling the house and my<br>brother
> killed off mother's family peonies, I want to move this rose (a
> pass<br>a long plant from an aunt that my father loved and that gives
> mom joy too)<br>to Dayton, but I need advice to make certain it survives
> the trip. What<br>would all of you suggest? It is an old fashioned rose
> that bloomed<br>sporadically throughout the summer and fall--bright red
> blossoms that are<br>highly fragrant, and possibly a climber as briars
> are 6' to 8' high. (I've<br>never seen black spot nor powdery mildew on
> this one.) I will appreciate all your suggestions! Blessings, Bonnie
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