What's the best method for growing roses directly in the ground or in a container?
Plan to plant soon I live in central Illinois hope to be done before frost
1. I bought a Chicago rose plant last year, very small, I planted it in the ground using the miracle grow soil. I remembered my grannys old method of pouring cold coffee on the roots every so often, my rose bush is tall and thriving. Egg shells spread around the roots also helps, good luck
2. What do you plan on doing with the container? Roses are picky. Given the time of year and your location I'd suggest in order to keep the plant alive that you container plant it and keep it in a hot house to get the roots started if it's a bare root plant. If not, plant it in the ground, water a few time to settle it in over the course of a week and then mulch it and let it rest until spring, hoping for the best.
3. in a container, the plants will freeze and die in your area..... and it's too late to plant in the ground just now.... suggest you wait for spring to buy and plant..... if you already have them, can you hold them in a cold area but where it won't freeze?... the need to get cold enuff to go into dormancy, but not to have the roots in the pots freeze....