Show #48/4209. Some Great Plant Ideas, Including What Some Claim Is The Best Tomato
Planting Roses Ordered On The Internet
Eric Johnson shares his latest Tips and Ideas. Some of the most rare and unusual plants are available right at your fingertips through mail order/internet garden companies. If you're looking for something different and unique for your garden, nothing is safer and more effective than having plants delivered right to your doorstep. Eric just ordered plants 48 hours ago. They're now being delivered. Plants are living things, it's very important to care properly for them when the package arrives since success in the garden has much to do with how we treat them from the beginning. What he has received are 2 great hybrid Tea Roses. They are packaged with a plastic liner that traps in the humidity and keeps the plants fresh. As well the packaging contains shaved pine excelsior which keeps the roots in good shape. This rose is an outstanding specimen, a 2 year old budded rose. Eric thinks it a good idea to first lightly trim the roots. Sometimes when the plant is dug up there are some rough edges on the roots. Go ahead and prune them back, then lightly hydrate them. These plants are in great condition but it's always a good idea to make sure that the roots soak up a little bit of water before planting. Let the plants sit in water a little, especially for roses, which are grafted plants. Plant it below the graft line, that will ensure that suckers don't develop. Put the plant in a container, work the potting media in around the roots. It's important not to have air pockets, fill it almost to the top with soil media, then water it in. As everything settles lightly, pack in the media, but don't pack it in too hard because you don't want compacted soil in the container. Continue watering it in until all the air pockets are out and the soil is settled nicely around the rose plant. This will look great in a container in a couple of months. Nothing could be easier than making selections on-line and having them delivered right to your home. And the reward is a season full of blooms.
By Natalie Carmolli, Proven Winners ColorChoice,
Photographs courtesy of Proven Winners
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