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My first band roses!

Posted by twoo USDA Z9b/Z9-NorCal (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 15, 13 at 17:25

Ordered Royal William and Sugar Moon from Heirloom.

I'm in an area with no chance of freezing so I am debating just planting these directly in the ground. My bare roots I planted a month ago are all really leafing out nicely. I have amendments for the soil and all that they recommend.
I did a search here and it seems everyone has a different theory on what works best with bands.

Anyone in my climate have any tips?
(Sunset 14)


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RE: My first band roses!

  • Posted by twoo USDA Z9b/Z9-NorCal (My Page) on
    Fri, Mar 15, 13 at 17:27

just another picture for reference
TIA!


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RE: My first band roses!

  • Posted by seil z6b MI (My Page) on
    Fri, Mar 15, 13 at 20:21

In your zone I think a lot of people just plant directly with out any problems. I usually pot mine for a while until they get some size to them but my winters are much harsher. And I've had bad luck with stepping on the poor little ones in the beds, lol! If you do plant them I'd put some kind of markers or something near them so you can see them easily. I have to say those do look like really nice healthy sized bands!


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Those are beauties!! great growth on them! Ditto what seil said. I have planted many directly into the soil/ground. and kept a special eye on them. I get cheap bamboo sticks at Lowe's ($3 for 50) and break them in half to about 18 inches and form a bit of a circle with five or six around them to mark it and go from there! It is exciting! i got my first bands this past year as well!! opens up a whole new market!


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What Seil said. I had a band of mrs br Cant that was destroyed by a landscaper dragging a hose around the yard. Just get some of those little wire fences and put it around the bands until they get larger.


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I always plant mine in the ground after acclimating them in their pots for a week to ten days, slowly moving them into more and more (morning) sun. Because of gophers and squirrels I put a circle of thorny rose prunings and/or rosemary branches around them which also ensures that I don't step on them. Mulching and watering are very important to help these youngsters thrive.


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  • Posted by twoo USDA Z9b/Z9-NorCal (My Page) on
    Tue, Mar 19, 13 at 10:49

thank you for all the information...I planted royal William. I think I will pot sugar moon since I want to put it near where a stump is due to be ground out but I don't want to risk injury to it.
Then I just need to figure out when to replant it :)


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  • Posted by seil z6b MI (My Page) on
    Tue, Mar 19, 13 at 18:45

It looks great! The tomato cage is a good idea and will prevent you from accidentally damaging the rose as it grows up.


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Tomato cage is a good idea.

Planting directly into the ground never worked for us. We have weeds, dogs, gophers, and general chaos. But your plants are quite well-grown, so if your area is controlled and civilised, with no dogs running amok, you may be fine.

Jeri


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