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Discussion id : 11-239
most recent 24 JAN 07 SHOW ALL
Initial post 14 FEB 06 by Sue
My husband left my Valentines Day roses in the truck over night and they don't look good. I think the temp was in the 20's. Any advice on helping them out? All of the stems are bending.
Reply #1 of 7 posted 15 FEB 06 by Lyn G

I am sorry to tell you that the cell structure of the stem of the rose usually breaks down at 20 degrees or less. You might try putting them in warm water to revive them, but I honestly don't think that will work. Just be happy you have a hubby that remembered to buy you roses.


Reply #4 of 7 posted 18 FEB 06 by Sue
LOL! You were right...they died...thank you!
Reply #5 of 7 posted 19 FEB 06 by
And what about your husband...
Reply #6 of 7 posted 21 FEB 06 by JMorris271
I would give your hubby an A for effort anyway.
Reply #2 of 7 posted 15 FEB 06 by Wendy C.
In the truck they should have been somewhat insulated. Did you recut the stems?

Try, under water, recutting the stems and see if they don't rebound.
I'm sorry things didn't go better for him. Good luck
Reply #3 of 7 posted 16 FEB 06 by The Old Rosarian
Fill the sink up with hot water to the touch and emerse the flowers plus stems totally. Cut the stems shorter under the water and place in a vase with 2 drops of bleach and half a teaspoon of sugar. If there is any hope this may revive them.
Reply #7 of 7 posted 24 JAN 07 by Bettyd
I had some good results with this problem, although it doesn't last forever.
I had long stem roses, so I had to look for a very high container. I filled the container to the brim and left the roses "floating" on the surface overnight. The next morning they were as good as gold again, but unfortunately it did not last very long. Only about 2 days!
Discussion id : 10-202
most recent 4 OCT 05 SHOW ALL
Initial post 30 SEP 05 by Mavis
Roses with short stunted stems, but good blossoms.

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Reply #1 of 2 posted 1 OCT 05 by Wendy C.
Are you asking why they are blooming this way?

If so, could be they are being dead headed too high. A cut to a solid cane will generally produce stronger blooms.

The plant itself may not be healthy. What have you been feeding?
Reply #2 of 2 posted 4 OCT 05
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Reply #3 of 2 posted 4 OCT 05 by Wendy C.
You are certainly welcome.

I'm not familar with the food you named, though if you are following directions it should be fine.
Did the roses recover? Or are they still blooming on short stems?
Heat can cause what you describe as well. I wasn't refering to pruning rather to how you cut off the spent flowers, which I do on a daily basis at the height of the season. If you just pinch the flowers off instead of clipping at a solid point on the cane, weaker growth can result, depending on variety. Some don't care.
I hope they are doing better.

Discussion id : 9-963
most recent 11 SEP 05 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 10 SEP 05 by Bryan
Hello everyone. I have never had any luck with roses, however I just bought a new house in Houston Texas and wanted to try my luck with some roses (climbing), the spot that I have is all light shade it does have however about 3 hours of sun a day. I performed a search on the internet for Shade Tolerant Roses and found some, however just my luck the local nursery did not have any, so I just took a deep breath and bought two climbers called Pinata. And luck was with me because I found out that this rose is shade tolerant. However my question is. My Great Grandmother used to place coffee grounds on her rose bushes does this really work.
Thank you
Reply #1 of 2 posted 11 SEP 05 by Wendy C.
I've had luck putting coffee grounds in my house plants. When I tried with my roses I didn't notice any notable difference.

Continued good fortune with your roses.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 11 SEP 05 by Lyn G
Hi Bryan......

Sure it's OK to put coffee grounds on your roses, but I have read that they only have a nitrogen number of about 3%. This will not hurt your roses, but it's not going to give them a big boost, either.


Discussion id : 3-436
most recent 5 FEB 06 SHOW ALL
Initial post 23 AUG 03 by Jennifer
I have a Don Jaun climbing rose bush. It is climbing like crazy and the leaves are very healthy. This is the first season that I have had it and there have been no blooms or buds. I feed it miracle grow about twice a month or maybe less. What could be causing this?
Reply #1 of 5 posted 23 AUG 03 by Clara
Rule of Thumb about Climbers is that they take about three years to establish themselves in the garden before they start putting on their best show of blooms. The plant needs to get to the size it wants to be before it puts its energy into producing flowers. It sounds like you're doing the right things. Don't cut it back thinking that that will produce flowers -- it will only put its energy back into growing tall. Give it some time. Be patient.
Reply #3 of 5 posted 19 JUL 05 by Jennifer
Thank you for your help!!
Reply #2 of 5 posted 18 JUL 05 by Mel
You may consider cutting back on the amount of fertilizer as well, as I have read that the nitrogen will further encourage new growth leaving no energy left for flowers.

Reply #4 of 5 posted 19 JUL 05 by Jennifer
Thank you!!
Reply #5 of 5 posted 5 FEB 06 by Lenage
Hi Jennifer! ... Just thought I,d add that your fertilizer might be the wrong NPK as well. ( nitrogen/phosphorus/potassium.) For blooms, after the plant,s established, try maybe using a fertilizer that,s going with a 1:2 :1 ratio. The slightly higher phosphorus percentage should encourage more blooming to occur. back off (just a little ) on how much you feed the rose too. I,d suggest balancing the use of chemical fertilizers with also a healthy mulch of compost or rotted manure for it to draw on as well. This will provide a good tith for the soil,drainage,and better nutrient balance. Good Luck! L.
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