How Do You Root A Rose From A Cutting?
You received beautiful long-stemmed roses from that special someone. It’s sad that they will eventually fade. However, they don’t all have to; you can try to root one of the roses. It doesn’t work every time but, when it does, you have a new rose bush. Select a rose that has at least two sets of leaves. Choose one that is newly cut; don’t wait until the rose starts to wilt. Remove the petals from the rose by cupping the blossom in your hand and gently pulling it away from the stem. Float the blossom in a bowl of water to enjoy. Remove all sets of leaves except the top two sets. Fill a 10- to 12-inch flowerpot with potting soil. Measure the rose stem against the container; you will need to bury half of the stem in the potting soil. Trim the excess from the rose stem. Poke a hole in the potting soil and bury half of the stem in the potting soil. Turn the empty 1 gallon jar over and place it carefully over the rose stem to make sure there is headroom for the rose stem. If not, trim a litt