The heavy morning dew signals that summer will soon give way to autumn and this is the perfect time to plant for carefree and vibrant rose blooms in 2009.
Get your garden or balcony blooming in time for next June’s World Rose Convention (June 18-24) and fabulous first-ever for Vancouver, World Rose Festival at the newly expanded Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre (June 19-21).
Fall is the optimum season for planting either bare-root or potted roses. The cooler temperatures and more consistent availability of water in September and October help tender rose roots “put their feet down” before the ground freezes. By late May and June 2009 your plants will be all the more ready to put on their scented performance without shocking their system.
Contact one of Canada’s many bare root rose suppliers like Select Roses at www.selectroses.ca or Pickering Nursery at www.pickeringnurseries.com or check your local garden centres and nurseries now for reduced prices on potted roses.
Check out how easy it is to plant bare root roses by reading this recent article from Canadian Gardening - www.canadiangardening.com/plants/roses/plant-a-bare-root-rose/a/1285