Moving my started rose from container to the earth

Coldspring, TX

I am not a green thumb, historically, by any means, but after lots and lots of googling and many failures, last fall, I successfully started a rose from a clipping i got from my mil's beautiful white rose bush. I used the method where you keep plant the scarred cutting in a pot and top it with a mason jar until it starts growing.

It has been blooming in the pot beside my front porch since early spring, and i am in love with this plant, and also, of course, it's my baby. I'm scared to death to do something that hurts it, especially since my mil has since managed to kill the amazing plant i got my cutting from. I want to plant it in the ground, exactly where it is currently potted (since it seems to like that area o.k.), but i would like some advice from you experts on the best time and method to do this.

I live in Southeast Texas, kind of on the line between zones 8 and 9.

Thanks for any help you can offer.

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Ayrshire Scotland, United Kingdom

Where ALL Roses like the best is, bright light, NOT necessary stuck in full HOT sun but part time only, not all day full sun or they become weakened, this allows diseases or attacks from insects to take hole and the Rose has no energy to fight these off.

A nice spot in part shade ? sun would be best, prepare the soil well where you want the Rose to grow well, add loads of organic matter to the whole area as well as the planting hole, my own choice would be horse manure and a handful of blood, fish and bone buy as a mix from garden store, only add the dose given on packet as over feed can burn roots and make too much soft growth that is too fragile. However if you cant get animal manure, a good quality compost from store added to soil will help.
By adding humus to the soil, you help the soil retain some moisture better than with no addition added to soil, it helps keep roots cool, helps air get into the soil and it also allows nutrients to stay around longer and this helps the roots get hold of the nutrients.

NOT sure IF you have given the Rose a prune yet, do this after flowering season has passed, always make the cut on a slant, that is cut above a side facing bud, make the slant poind downwards so any rain or watering allows the water to drip AWAY from the bud, if it lies on the bud, it can rot this tender new growth and you don't want that.

Hope this helps you out a bit and you get many, many years of pleasure from you beautiful Rose, remember to label and offer support if required when planted out in the garden.
Best Regards.

Agawam, MA

I Want To Buy Wholesale Flowers Online Please Give Me Some Ideas..........

Ayrshire Scotland, United Kingdom

Don't know about USA regulations BUT here in UK, only Properly declared businesses can sell or buy wholesale anything, these are tax paying businesses and have proper regulated businesses.

Here in UK some companies allow their employees to order goods by using the companies name, tax coded etc as this complies with Government regulations but this must be declared to the relevant departments.

IF you mean you want to buy direct from nursery / growers, then that's a different matter, you will find these listed on line by searching for Rose growers, Plant Nurseries, buld growers or shrub nurseries, there are many small growers who send out catalogues, listings, postage and how to treat/ care for your ordered plants but don't be surprised IF they are not the cheapest way to buy the things you are after.
These small nurseries often supply better quality plants, cant compete with Lowes, Home depot and other larger stores BUT, they don't pretend to, they have a mind-field of knowledge where the others have assistants who don't know and don't care either so long as they get paid end of week, the smaller places may even specialise in rarer breads of Roses or shrubs un-available at the larger outlets, they normally have stock that is hardened off ready for planting out, and will give money back if not happy.

WARNING !!!!!! there are good growers and bad ones and IF you choose any, Google the name and find out what other customers have said, always look for long established growers and try phone and speak to them before you place an order, ask what policy is in place if mail ordering, plants don't always take to shipments traveling over many days. will you be home to take charge of the plants when delivered also makes a big difference.
Hope this sets you of on a lovely plant searching journey to enjoy for many years to come.
Best Regards. WeeNel.

San Francisco, CA

I've rooted many roses and the best thing for a small cutting to get big is get into the ground ASAP. Best time to transplant is now when its dormant. I won't prune it because its still a small baby. If you have deers, coon, pesky pest, I'll have to advice to keep it in a bigger pot vs. in the ground. In TX you got better sun then I do. It'll grow nicely in the ground. I won't move it if its not dormant. That will cut down a lot of risk. Apply some compost on top of the ground not inside the hole so it won't burn the roots. No chemical fertilizer yet. This is a beginning of a lot of fun from growing your roses from cuttings. Good luck, and good job!

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