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Discussion id : 2-175
most recent 25 JUN 03 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 6 JUN 03 by Anonymous-797
I have been cutting some roses of of some bushes I have. Is this bad for the bush itself? Please tell me a little about the effects the bush will have or if I need to do it a certain way.

Thanks
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 25 JUN 03 by Anonymous-1936
Absolutely not! The blooms must be removed either alive or dead for the bush to remain in bloom and healthy. Cut at a five leaf configuration which is pointing to the outside of the bush.
Good luck
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Discussion id : 2-066
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Initial post 2 JUN 03 by Anonymous-797
Where do you cut the rose on the stem? I am getting three or four roses on a stem instead of a single rose per stem.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 25 JUN 03 by Anonymous-1936
Your roses are happy, that's why they are putting out 'sprays'.
If you want a single rose then you need to 'disbud' them. What this means is when the buds are setting on, carefully rock the unwanted extras and they should come right off. By the time the rose blooms, there should be no sign of the extra buds..no scars.
Cut your roses at a five leave configuration pointing to the outside of the bush.
Good luck
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Discussion id : 313
most recent 18 AUG 05 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 18 MAR 03 by Anonymous-797
MY QUESTION IS WHICH DO YOU THINK WOULD LAST LONGER A FLOWER IN NATURAL WATER OR A FLOWER IN SUGAR WATER.
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Reply #1 of 4 posted 12 MAY 03 by Unregistered Guest
we've tried both but flowers in natural water last longer
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Reply #2 of 4 posted 15 AUG 05 by Barbara Bassoff
I am also at a loss how to keep cut roses fresher, I am trying the powder that comes form the florist...or should I change natural filtered water daily.thanks for the reply
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Reply #3 of 4 posted 16 AUG 05 by The Old Rosarian
The Floralife packet you get from the florist is a mixture of sugar and a fungicide. The reason that most flowers don't last long is because they get bacteria clogging the base of their stems and then the water can't get up. All flowers should be cut a small amount daily, but you don't have to change the water if you have the Floralife in it. Another good mixture is a teaspoon of sugar and a teaspoon of household bleach. When and where the flowers were cut plays a big part too. Florist get their flowers and then keep them in a cooler. When you buy them you don't know how long they have been in storage. With roses, they should be picked when the sepals have turned down. However if the rose has many petals, then wait until the center just starts to open before cutting. If you are a perfectionist, then you would water the rose bush well the night before.
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Reply #4 of 4 posted 18 AUG 05 by Anonymous-98636
Thank you for the adice.so I should use sugar and bleach, one teaspoon each, does that work for flowers that aren't roses as well?

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