Nothing is as spectacular as a rose garden in bloom. The fragrance, color and varieties of the roses make a person take notice. Roses can be an old-fashioned variety or the newer hybrid types. There are solid colors, bold colors and whimsical color mixes.
The best time to plant roses is in the early spring. The ground should not be frozen.
Planting roses in the winter should be done with care. The regular root-stock roses can be planted in late fall. These plants should be covered to protect them from the cold. A grafted rose may die, if planted when the weather is too cold. A root-stock rose has the ability to come back, even if the tops are killed by inclement weather.
Think about where you live before you plant your roses. Southern states allow for planting at any time. The hotter the weather, the more watering needs to be done at the time of planting. It is best to plant in the early mornings, if the weather is warm.
Planting when the days are longer (spring) allows the roses to establish their root system for an entire growing season before cold weather strikes.
Most roses are sold in the dormant state. It is best to keep the plants in this state until the roses are properly planted, which should be done as soon as possible.