How can I revive roses after they have been transplanted?
A landscaper working in my yard transplanted some of my Knock Out roses to a different area in the yard. They were out of the ground for a six-and-a-half hours. They have had heavy trickle watering since they were replanted a few days ago but have not perked up. Were they out of the ground and bare-rooted too long? How long they can be out of the ground before transplanting? Can I do something to revive them?
Macomb County Michigan
Roses should be watered well before they are moved and should be replanted as soon as possible. All you can do now is give them a good soaking and keep watering them well. They may be suffering some transplant shock and may eventually recover.