Asked on Mar 01, 2017

How do I get my roses to come back every year?

Elizabeth young
by Elizabeth young
They seem to not bloom!
  6 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 01, 2017

    Have you pruned them in the past and at what time of year.What is your location?

  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Mar 01, 2017

    Did you cut them back yet this year? They might not yet be ready to bloom.

  • Laura Rudgers Laura Rudgers on Mar 01, 2017

    You might have the wrong type of roses for your area, or they might be diseased or insect-invaded. Barring those problems, please check out this website - I think that if you follow these guidelines, you will find your roses blooming when they should.

    If you have snow now, you will probably have to wait another few weeks to do any pruning.

    Also, many people do not realize the proper way to cut roses so that you continue to have blooms through the spring and summer; you either just deadhead the blooms (pop off the whole rose from the top of the stem), or better (in my opinion) - when you cut your roses, cut right ABOVE the first cluster of leaves that have FIVE leaves growing on the stem. Always cut back roses when they are "blowsy" - completely open - or before, to encourage new buds.

    And be sure to fertilize/feed your roses according to your Zone.

    Good luck!!

  • Isn11239174 Isn11239174 on Mar 03, 2017

    Try 2 tablespoons of Epsom Salt to a gallon of water. In two weeks there will be new growth and buds. Works every time!

  • Jacki Jacki on Mar 03, 2017

    all roses need to be cut back every year. Cut them back after your last freeze. No sooner, if you do and it freezes the roses will not survive.

    For me me it is the bench mark is February 14th. And why so early, the Gulf Coast of Texas (Houston/Seabrook) Is where we live.

    also after fitting them back fertilize . We have Knock Out Roses, they are not disease prone. Good Luck, you can make these bloom and survive.

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    • Becky Miller Becky Miller on Mar 06, 2017

      Some roses bloom on the old wood, meaning last year's stems (tendrils). Research your rose type, it'll help you discover the pruning for future blooms.

  • Dl.5660408 Dl.5660408 on Mar 06, 2017

    is it possible that your roses are the bloom once a year type?