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by barleychown on January 31, 2004 06:04 AM
Has anyone grown roses in containers? I hate the thought of loosing my two newest roses,(angel face, and blue girl) when I move... [Razz]

One article I read says 15" pots will work for the first two years? [dunno]

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by Jiffymouse on January 31, 2004 06:28 AM
barley, i have 2 rose bushes that have been in containers for years and years. i know that one of them has been in a container for at least 6 years. the other one, i actually dug up when we moved and put it in a pot! grows and blooms just fine. i have the pots that hold 1.5 cubic feet of soil. works great and they still bloom for me!
by barleychown on January 31, 2004 06:31 AM
That is great to know! Thank you, Jiffymouse! [grin]

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by Barb H. on January 31, 2004 02:29 PM
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Originally posted by barleychown:
Has anyone grown roses in containers? I hate the thought of loosing my two newest roses,(angel face, and blue girl) when I move... [Razz]

One article I read says 15" pots will work for the first two years? [dunno]

LOL, Barley!!! Wasn't it you who complained about that
[nutz] person who dug up all of her plants??? [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

Just kidding!!! [Big Grin] [Big Grin] I really don't blame you for wanting to take your roses...dig 'em up!!!

Seriously, I just got a catalog from Vesey's Seeds.....and along with it came a rose catalog!!! [clappy] I'm not sure who it was who posted about the really fragrant Rose, Memorial Day, that with a single bloom can fragrance a whole room.....well, they have that one and tons more!!! AND, More to the point of your post...they have info about using pots to grow roses!!!!! So, go online and check it out....and get that catlog!

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by catlover on January 31, 2004 05:54 PM
Barley I don't know a thing about using the containers for roses....but I can tell you I just dug up 5 and transplanted them (lemon tree was shading them too much).....Let me just tell you.....put them in the container NOW!!! Those were a bear to get out!!!! [Frown]

Good Luck with your beautiful roses!!!! [thumb]

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by barleychown on January 31, 2004 06:38 PM
Barb - [Big Grin] Yes, I was the one complaining about the last person taking half of them when she left! [Embarrassed] But, in my defence...I replaced all those she took, and plan on buying 6-8 MORE roses to put in the ground here, in my 'firefighter' garden...and angal face and blue girl JUST came home with me...they haven't been in the ground...

Does that make it a little better??? [dunno] [Embarrassed]

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by gardengal on February 03, 2004 12:38 AM
Barley,
I'll second Catlover's advice. If you guys are planning on moving soon I would just put them in pots now. It is possible to take them with you later but its best to transplant them in Jan. and Feb. (for our zone) when they are sleeping if you are going to dig 'em up. [sleepy] I transplanted some of mine last May and it shocked them quite a bit and I actually lost one. [tears] They are not fun to transplant, even when they are trimmed down and dormant. [grin]

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by Barb H. on February 04, 2004 03:32 PM
Barley,

LOL! I was just kiddin' ya! Were I to move...you'd better believe I'd be diggin' up the plants that have special meaning, or just plain favorites!

I think I'm going to plant some roses in pots. For one thing, I am not quite sure yet where the roses will do best, plus I think I've got to really amend my soil this year.

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by njoynit on February 06, 2004 04:51 PM
They will do just fine in containers but you will have to water them more and fertilize them more cause with watering them more you wash the fertilizer out(which if is one with a higher salt contenet is not bad with all the extra watering)&I'd also use a lighter type soil mixture.if you use a heavy one it won't drain as well& you want your roots to be able to breathe.When I moved last year at this time actually.I dug up 23 roses& plopped into what ever container I could find.I had them planted out within a week.I had them grouped together in a spot in yard.then went out digging holes and amending.some have been moved a few times& are actually being moved again& have 3 will move today and these I have moved the most...my 3 aloha roses..moveing for the 4th time& I can not say if I will be happy when they move or not.2 were grown in wine barrells dreamward& colossus.They grew in there for 3 years and have now put them in ground(sept?) I just bought a iceburg that is grafted as a tree rose and looking for one more and those will grow in containers.I'm not even sure where will put it at yet so is a wise choice for me to do in container till I work that out.
and some roses can have LONG roots.I just dug one of my climbers up and the roots were 5 ft out from the plant.but where I had it growing was engulfed by my morning glorys & I only seen one or two blooms last year.so it got moved wensday.

lots of advantages to growing roses in containers.
#1 a controlled grow enviroment
#2 can move it for its needs
#3less pest issues
#4 good exercise moveing it,you get a brief workout

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