How To Plant Bare Root Rosescomments (6) March 16th, 2011 in blogs
Video Length: 9:07
Produced by: Paul Zimmerman Roses
Spring is in the air on our farm in upstate South Carolina. I've been planting more roses because you can never have enough! From your emails I know many of you are doing the same.
Since bare root roses are beginning to arrive in the mail, or at your local garden center, I thought a video on planting them was in order. I particularly wanted to focus on two questions that always seem to arise when planting bareroot roses.
The first is how large of a hole should you dig? We all hear about the two foot by two foot hole, but for those of you who live in areas with heavy soil, like I do, this can involve a lot of back breaking work. I personally don't dig a hole that big and the video will explain why.
The other one involves how high, or low, should you plant the bud union. Over the years I've talked to lots of rose folks about this. From that I've developed a very simple answer that works no matter where you live and no matter what kind of rose it is. I hope we finally lay this question to rest.
Enjoy the video and happy rose planting!
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