“You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.” – Unknown Once you have selected a garden site and the varieties you’ll be growing, it’s time to get them in the ground. However, when you plant roses will depend greatly on how the shrubs come packaged. For example, bare root roses which are usually less expensive are best planted in early spring before any new growth appears. Potted roses can be planted anytime during the growing season, but will do best when started early, which allows time for the roots to become established before the arrival of winter. In this section, I describe several planting techniques to make certain that your garden gets off to a healthy start. Get your gardens off to a great start and keep them productive with premium quality soil amendments. Need advice? Our Soils Blog provides the ideas, information and practical experience you need to get the job done right. Now, let’s grow! Are you interested in container gardening? If so, watch this video tip on planting garden roses in containers here. Bare Root Although roses can be propagated by a variety of ways, probably the best way to grow them is by planting bare roots. The advantage of planting … Continue reading Planting