Transplanting roses is an enjoyable process; you’re giving a fresh start to a plant that’s been trapped in a pot unable to reach its full potential.
Yesterday I decided it was time to rescue a few potted roses for my little rose garden in the backyard. I started this space last year after one of my sheep passed away; I call it a memory garden.
This sheep was my ram, he was ill and he took his last breath back here; it seemed appropriate to create a space in his honor.
I like temperatures low around 70 when I’m transplanting roses.
Digging and Placement
These roses came in 3 gallon buckets so I dug a hole twice that size.
Once the hole is dug add water and let it sit about 5 minutes before adding your bush. This will tell you what your drainage is like which will help with a water schedule later on. If the ground is already wet you can skip this step.
Carefully take the plant out of the bucket and gently place it in the hole without disturbing the root system. Normally these plants will be lightly mulched with a dirt mixture covering the root system.Place it all in the hole as one and make sure to fill in the rest of the hole with the surrounding dirt you dug up. At this point your plant should be secure and ready for some type of mulch or ground cover. This will help keep the moisture in place so you don’t have to water as often when temperatures rise.
What about Mulch?
It’s always best to purchase your mulch in the spring because prices start to hike when the temperatures begin to rise. I went ahead and added a couple bags and everything looked great.
You can check your local nurseries for similar mulch because I’m guessing this product doesn’t travel very far.
Transplanting roses is as simple as digging a hole, adding the plant and covering it up. Well there’s a little more to it than that. Hope you enjoyed these tips.