Besides all the wonderful posts, the basic information I have found here has been very helpful.
I am an avid indoor Plant Mother, but never had roses, I was always afraid that I would purchase them & they would die off because of my lack of knowledge (how i love the internet) I took the plunge yesterday & am happy that I did.
I will with the green thumb I was born with hopefully will be able to pass on my Roses to my Daughter & my Son one day.
I have purchased 2-Climbing roses (not sure but this is the name provided me: Candyland)
Also was able to snag 1-(GORGEOUS) "Shockwave" the most beautiful Yellow Roses I have ever seen, well at least in the picture I was shown...I pray that my own will turn out to be that beautiful one day.
Another one was called "DayDreamer". Now these names may or may not help one with giving me more information, but the latter are not trees or climbers *(as I was quickly told)*
Okay now to my questions:
1. Besides the obvious of how & what to plant them into, are there any special steps I can do to ensure the roses will grow & not go into "Shock", die or be lacking in proper nutrients?
**soak in water at least 24 hours before planting
**make sure the depth & drainage is proper
**Miracle-Gro Quick Start (liquid or powder?)
2. I have 5 chihuahua's all of whom love to frolic in my huge yard, but I do not use ANY type of Chemical Fertilizer or bug killer. I use all NATURAL, but have been having a hard time finding a good PET & Child friendly products...preferrably HOMEMADE All Natural potions would be best)
3. Where I can see "How, When & Where to Prune?"
I have seen that not many people are too active in the Rose care area, but I hope that as I learn I can help others.
First Time Rose Family