I just purchased 7 new rose plants in the 2-gallon plastic containers
Deja vous! You sound like me a few months ago. I went gung ho and planted a rosebed with 6 (?) bushes.
What I'd suggest first is no matter what the tags say DON'T plant
it pot and all. The one rose
bush I lost, I did that way, following the directions.
I don't think the pot broke down as fast as it was supposed to
When I planted, I put a small handful of rose
food in the bottom of the planting hole, and scratched it in, then layered a bit of soil on top (you don't want it to touch the roses
roots - it'll burn them). Then, roll yer pot around on it's side to loosen it up, support the bush with your hand between your fingers, and turn the pot upside down. It should slide out fairly easily from rolling it around
Then, "tickle" the bottom of the roots where they're kinda bound and wrapped around from the pot holding them in. Tickle until they seem fairly lose (but not completely free from soil) around the bottom and outside of the root ball. Then place it according to your hardiness zone
(in some zones
the union needs to be slightly above or below the soil so check to make sure you're planting at the right depth for your area) No need to shake off any soil before planting - just make sure yer hole is dug big enough to accomodate and you'll be fine! Oh, last thing, try to do this early in the morning, or on an overcast day to give them a bit of protection from the harsh sun while they're settling into their new home. It's not odd to walk by my yard and see an umbrella sheltering a new transplant
Good luck! Keep us posted and let us know if you have any other questions! There are lots of helpful and friendly gardeners here!