When planting new roses, make sure the bud union (the place where all the canes grow together) is about two inches below the soil level to protect it from wind and harsh weather.
From Steve Styn, Consulting Rosarian with Western New York Rose Society
3 Comments on “Tip for planting new roses”
Hi Stephen. In one word: compost. This isn’t a rose question as much as it is a clay question. Read this springtime article about clay. See the importance of organic material in soil here. You can buy compost if you don’t have any. I would recommend also starting now to compost. You can also contact the Master Gardeners in Erie County for more suggestions. I hope that helps!
I am planting red,double knockout roses in front of my house in Cheektowaga/Buffalo,NY. I dug an 18 inch wide by 15 inch deep hole and filled it with water- about 7 gallons.After an hour only about 4-5 inches of water has drained.The soil is heavy with clay here.What do I do?
Good information for our Zone 5 gardeners to know!!!
Thank you to Steve Styn, Consulting Rosarian with Western New York Rose Society for the planting tip!!