When Do I Winterize?

Baby It’s Cold Outside!

c4ad4-dscf0448Temperatures in North Carolina dipped into the 30’s this past weekend.  With this drop in temps came multiple phone calls from rose gardeners asking what needs to be done this time of year to protect their roses.

Here in North Carolina we have a longer growing season than other parts of the country which means you might see blooms until late November if we’re lucky; however, the bush will begin to defoliate this time of year and the frost might nip the edges of the blooms.

Even with the temperatures dropping as quickly as your rose’s leaves, you will not need to winterize your roses until December!

That being said, now is an excellent time to begin thinking about winterizing and making preparations to cutback in December! Continue reading

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