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					New Rose Gardening Checklist

The most important factor while planting your roses is to check the pH
balance of the soil which states whether the soil is acidic or alkaline.
The soil test will determine what compounds are to be added to the soil
while preparing the flower bed.

Once the soil texture is ascertained and the soil is ready, it is time to
purchase your rose plant. This step is crucial and there should be no
compromise on the quality.

Whether you choose from a plant grown in a pot or a bare root plant which
is dormant, the quality should be the best. It is said that healthy
plants which are dormant give a better bloom than those with long new
shoots.

Again, though early spring is considered to be the ideal planting season
for the roses, it is better to check from a well-known local nursery.

A well-cultivated soil makes planting easy and smooth. The roots are
soaked for few minutes and the broken root-ends need to be pruned. The
roots should never be kept exposed to the air which may end up in drying
the root fibers.

The hole should be approximately one inch in width and depth enough for
the roots to spread out. You should refill the hole till three-quarter
and water the plant thoroughly.

Once the water gets soaked properly, the hole has to be filled fully and
the soil is made firm around the roots. The planting procedure is same
for potted plants where the pot has to be removed and the planting
continues from spring to fall.

				
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