New Roses 'voodoo' & 'new day' - Need Help!

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New Roses 'voodoo' & 'new day' - Need Help!

Post by MK30 » Thu, 19 Jun 1997 04:00:00



I am new to this newsgroup and to growing roses.
I have planted 3 roses this year for the first time.  I live in Ft Wayne
IN. (zone 5) I planted 'voodoo', 'new day' and 'sentimental'.  The problem
is with the 'voodoo' and 'new day' (both hybrid teas).  They were planted
about 6 weeks ago and have only added about 3-6 inches of new growth -
just 1 or 2 new stems.  Also, on the new day rose, it has a bud on both of
its short stems.  I'm not sure what to do with them; should I cut this bud
off in hopes of promoting more growth?  The sentimental rose was planted
later and was bigger to begin with, it seems to be doing well, many buds;
most were present when I bought it.  I have been fertilizing with miracle
grow for roses every two weeks or so. No pests yet.  Your help would be
much appreciated.   thanks... Mike
Mike (MK307)

 
 
 

New Roses 'voodoo' & 'new day' - Need Help!

Post by Jim Armstron » Sat, 21 Jun 1997 04:00:00


I once planted a real sorry specimen of voodoo this time of year and it
turned out to be one of the best roses in my garden.  

General advice would be to keep up the regular feeding and watering
schedule and don't prune *anything* that isn't obviously dead or dying
for a few months.  It may look funny this year, but it will give the
plant time to get established and give you time to learn what proper
pruning looks like.

Just a thought.

-j

 
 
 

New Roses 'voodoo' & 'new day' - Need Help!

Post by m n » Fri, 04 Jul 1997 04:00:00




Quote:
>I have planted 3 roses this year for the first time.  I live in Ft
Wayne
>IN. (zone 5) I planted 'voodoo', 'new day' and 'sentimental'.  The
problem
>is with the 'voodoo' and 'new day' (both hybrid teas).  They were
planted
>about 6 weeks ago and have only added about 3-6 inches of new growth -
>just 1 or 2 new stems.

hey Mike, just be patient and don't go hackin on your roses' first
efforts--unless your roses are diseased or in other ways twisted
they'll come around.  Don't know about New Day, but Voodoo is one of
the tallest and most vigorous roses around.  It just needs some time.
And as an aside, lots of asides around here, that one's probably the
toughest rose in the Garden to photograph and get right, maybe Granada
tops it.  

Quote:
> Also, on the new day rose, it has a bud on both of
>its short stems.  I'm not sure what to do with them; should I cut this
>bud off in hopes of promoting more growth?  

I once saw SSCB say you bought your Roses to see them bloom, and...
yeah.  That's what roses do--they bloom, then they
grow, then they bloom, then they grow, and in maybe three years you'll
have the Rose you'd imagine you'd have.  For instance, last year I
planted some little ownrooters and yesterday, one of em bloomed for
the first time--I'd tell you what it is, but I just don't remember their
names offhand until they bloom, and I'd have to wake up the house to get
my map.  But anyway, the bloom was nothing less
than spectacular--orange-pink on the inside and silver-white on the
outside.  It was a go in the house and get the wife bloom.  But she
was busy.  The great thing is, it has another bud that'll be popping
here pretty soon.  And it can't be any more than 6 inches tall right
now.  But it's healthy.

m