Unlurking: Bareroot Rose ( Zone 10) question
First off, thank you so much to those of you who post regularly. You've been tremendously helpful to me as I've been refreshing some old roses that came with the house and planting some new ones.
My question: am I just incompetent, or are bareroot starts really hard to keep alive in dry climates? I feel like I follow instructions. I soak them. I water them copiously once they are in. I put them in lovely soil. Then They die. Now, some roses just don't want to live here, and I can accept that (although I am a bitter, bitter woman about the Alexandra rose; but I am moving on gradually, as time heals my wound.).
But I have killed every single bareroot I've ever tried. Buy a container of the same plant, and those usually make it.