Rooting rose cuttings
I found some simple instructions on Thriftyfun.com website called rose bush cuttings..it listed several ways to root the cuttings..the method that seems the easiest for me is to poke a pencil sized hole directly in ground or into small pot. Use the top half of a 2 liter soda, plastic baggy or a glass jar to cover the cuttings and create humid, greenhouse-like conditions but remove it to allow for air circulation once in a while. If the cutting gets too wet, it will rot. You can use cuttings for this(6 inches)to make covering them more manageable. If rooting in pots, use a 1 to 1 mixture of potting soil and vermiculite(or perlite)
Make a 1/2 inch vertical slit in the base of cuttings will help encourage rooting. Always use a sharp prunning shears when taking cuttings to prevent crushing the stems. Cuttings should root in 4 to 8 weeks. Test them with a tug. If they resist, they;ve probably rooted.
Seems simple but here's maybe a stupid question. What time of the year would be best to take these cuttings and do you take a cutting that has a bud/or bloom on it? I think I must have missed a step..dipping the butt end into rootone, water it afterwards. Does this make sense?