How to Plant Roses in the Fall
Time Required: Under 2 hours
Now is a great time to plant roses. The heat of summer is gone and there are fewer pests to deal with overall. For happy roses, plant in full sun or give them a spot that gets at least six hours of sun a day, in soil that drains easily.
If you live in a warm climate, make sure the bud union, the knob between the roots and stem, is at or just above ground level. If your climate is cold, keep the bud union 1 to 2 inches below ground level.
If you’ve got room, plant more roses. Once you fall for the lush blooms and aromatic fragrances, it’s hard to stop with just one plant. Learn about the types of roses you can plant. For small space gardeners, read about how to plant roses in containers.
In the spring, fertilize roses with rose fertilizer or time-release fertilizer. Get information on caring for your roses in spring.