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Name: DrAshish
Newtown, PA (Zone 6b)
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Drashish
Jun 6, 2020 10:19 AM CST
Hi,
I recently bought my wife the most beautiful perfectly yellow roses for our rose vase. I added A little sugar When I put them first in the vase. It's last 9 days so far. Anything I can do to extend the life more, and can I plant these in the ground for a Rose bush one day.
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jerijen
Jun 6, 2020 4:53 PM CST
Honey, these are cut flowers. Nine days in a vase is a halacious length of time, but they're about done.

You can try to root them, but after 9 days, I doubt there's a lot of energy left in those stems.

The only rose blooms that last forever are plastic ones, or porcelain.
Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
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seilMI
Jun 6, 2020 5:17 PM CST
You should thank your lucky stars that they lasted so long! That's a really good life span for any cut flower. You can try to root them, of course, but they may be to far gone.

Take each stem and remove the bloom. Take of the bottom sets of leaves off and make a fresh cut on a diagonal. Dip the stem in a rooting hormone of some kind. Place the cutting in a clear plastic cup, with a hole in the bottom, of potting soil and put it outside in morning sun. Keep it moist but not soggy wet. And wait. It can take anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks to root. You will be able to see roots through the clear cup when they grow.
Name: DrAshish
Newtown, PA (Zone 6b)
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Drashish
Jun 6, 2020 5:42 PM CST
seilMI said:You should thank your lucky stars that they lasted so long! That's a really good life span for any cut flower. You can try to root them, of course, but they may be to far gone.

Take each stem and remove the bloom. Take of the bottom sets of leaves off and make a fresh cut on a diagonal. Dip the stem in a rooting hormone of some kind. Place the cutting in a clear plastic cup, with a hole in the bottom, of potting soil and put it outside in morning sun. Keep it moist but not soggy wet. And wait. It can take anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks to root. You will be able to see roots through the clear cup when they grow.


Thanks I'll try and see. Ty

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vaporvac
Jun 6, 2020 7:25 PM CST
That was really nice thing to buy for your wife. However, if you buy her a rose bush that she can plant She'll always have Rose's!!
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Tisha
Jun 11, 2020 11:26 AM CST
I make enough aspirin water to replace old water every few days. Recut tips of stems when water is refreshed.
At night, the vase goes into the frig.
Average last two weeks.
Once they lasted THREE weeks!
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