Blooming first year?

laVerneMaynard7June 3, 2013

I have 30 roses from clippings we planted last year. Some are starting to bloom. Should I pick the buds off to allow the plant to use the energy for plant and root growth?
Thanks!

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Edlyn12

Pick off the buds as this will give the plants a head start.However you can keep the flowrr buds in its second year.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2013 at 3:27PM
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laVerneMaynard7

Edlyn12, thanks! I am clipping off all buds. I had let one bloom, it is gorgeous, but I hope I didn't damage my baby plant!

    Bookmark   June 14, 2013 at 12:31PM
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roseseek

You probably didn't "damage" it, but it MAY take a little longer to mature. Young plants can spend their energies flowering or growing. Many can't do both at the same time and none can do both as quickly as they can grow if prevented from flowering. Kim

    Bookmark   June 17, 2013 at 10:47PM
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