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How to Plant Roses
If you are transplanting a larger rose, prune the canes down to 6 to 8 inches long. This will allow the rose bush to put more of its energy into its roots, rather than trying to keep excessive top growth alive. Roses are best transplanted in early spring, before new growth begins.
Roses enjoy a weekly drink of water, approximately 1-3 inches per week. It’s always best to hit the soil directly without splashing the leaves.
Notice the Nodes: the placement of your cuts determines the shape of the regrowth beneath the cut. Cut above an outward-facing node if you want the branch to regrow out away from the center of the shrub. For growth in the opposite direction, cut above an inward-facing node. To promote airflow, you generally want branches to grow outward.
Do Diagonal Cuts: this is a small tip but important to remember. Diagonal cuts are more pleasing to the eye. Plus, they help the rain runoff, protecting the exposed wood from infections.
Clipping away spent flowers encourages your rose to keep blooming. Once the petals are gone, you can cut out the leftover flower to the nearest leaflet. Remember to stop deadheading in the fall so the roses can prepare for winter. Letting them grow rose hips brings winter color to your garden and provides food for overwintering animals.