May is the time to purchase & plant new roses. To plan the best location of your new roses, you need to know how many hours of sunlight will be in that spot. Most roses need at least 6 hours to thrive. You will want to plant at the end of the 2nd week of May.
- Dig a hole about twice the size of the container & a little deeper.
- Put a shovel full of composted cow manure into the hole.
- Take the plant out of the container and shake off most of the growing media, unless you want to grow the rose in a container.
- Place the rose in the hole and pull the soil back into and around the plant. The dirt should be at the same level as it was in the container.
- Use a slow running hose and water the new rose for about 15 or 20 minutes. Water the new plant every 2nd or 3rd day depending on the temperature for 2 weeks.
The rose is now considered an established plant.