Planting Roses in Autumn: Tips and Advantages of Planting Flowers in Autumn

The queens of flowers roses are very unpretentious in care and are popular in home flowerbeds. Roses are advised to plant in the fall, as the fall weather is more favorable for bushes and they bloom earlier in the spring. In addition, the selection of seedlings in the markets and agro-stores is much greater in the fall.

How to plant a rose in the ground

  1. To plant a rose, choose a well-lit and wind-protected area, for example, under a low fence or hedge. Preferably, choose a site with loose, moist, and slightly acidic soil.
  2. If the soil is very dense and heavy, then dig it up and mix it with a bucket of sand. Water the soil 3 days before planting, if no rain is expected.
  3. Then inspect the seedlings and roots. If there are damaged or dry areas on the roots, cut them off. If the seedling has many branches, then leave only 2-3 of the largest.
  4. Roses are planted on a warm and dry day. On the bed, dig holes about 50 cm deep and wide.
  5. The distance between adjacent holes depends on the type of plant: 80 cm between park roses, 1 m between pleated roses, and 50 cm between tea and hybrid varieties.
  6. Put the seedling at the bottom of the hole and pour a small mound around the roots. The sapling’s roots should not be bent – they should be straight.
  7. Then around the mound in the hole gradually fill a special substrate for roses or ordinary soil.

Care for roses after fall planting

After planting roses, it is desirable to mulch the bed to protect the plants from frost. It is best to sprinkle the area with coniferous needles or sawdust. After the onset of frost, roses are dipped, that is, raked “mound” of earth on the stem.

There is usually no need to water roses after autumn planting – they get enough rain. You can water the seedlings only if there has been no precipitation for a month.

Over the winter, roses are covered with a wide net or triangle-shaped planks with plastic sheeting on top. There is no need to wrap roses tightly.

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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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