Best time for cuttings ?
Well, I really hate to admit it but all of my roses died in a hard freeze we had in spring of 2007. Except a Social Climber. I bought two roses last year and those two are now dead. The two died from lack of water.
So, I will not give up this year. I have several new roses so far. Three were just the teeny bands and six are bare roots I just put out. (To digress just a little, I followed the instructions from MN University Ag site and mixed Epsom salts, alfalfa meal, blood meal and cottonseed meal in the hole, put some dirt in and planted the bare root roses. Was that bad - late I read somewhere on here not to put alfalfa tea until the second year)
I have five new roses from the nursery, still in two gallon containers that are growing a lot. I won't put them out until last frost (04/15) Can I take cuttings from them (they have buds) or will that stunt them? I am hoping to retire this year and dedicate a lot more time to my roses.