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Re: It's finally cooled off

For overwintering potted roses see:

I wonder if removal from pot to heel in late in the season would disturb
the roots too much at a time when they wouldn't have had enough time to
acclimate to the new location. Sinking the pot - no disruption to the
roots, might be better. Ornamental pots that contain the nursery
container the shrub is planted in could be easily removed without
bothering the roots.


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> Not in Florida, Donna, but we had our first snow in the Hudson Valley last 
> night. 
> About half an inch this morning. Yesterday was nasty, rain and in the 30s, 
> so 
> it was not unexpected. This morning is beautiful - perfectly clear and 
> bright. The 
> fresh snow is always pretty, and there is nothing lovelier than snow-frosted 
> dogwood branches against a blue sky. It's thawing quickly and will be gone 
> before noon. We needed the rain, so I'm not complaining about that. Also, I 
> am thankful that I was able to get out and get my bulbs planted and peonies 
> cut down on Thursday. There is much more that needed to be done, but this 
> season has been so hectic that far too much has been left undone. We may 
> still have a few nice days - the ground isn't frozen yet. 
> I have several miniature roses in containers in my breezeway that have done 
> beautifully this year - in fact I picked half a dozen buds yesterday morning. 
> In 
> past years I have heeled them in in the vegetable garden for the winter and 
> replanted them in containers in the spring. Two years ago they didn't survive 
> the winter. Last year I only had one, and just left it in its pot inside 
> the screened 
> porch. This year that one has done extremely well, despite being nibbled by 
> deer right 
> on my doorstep. I'm wondering if I should just leave this year's plants in 
> their 
> containers - especially since I haven't done anything about them yet. I'll 
> have 
> to move them into the porch because they are in pottery containers that would 
> crack if left outside. I don't know about watering them during the winter - 
> they 
> will freeze out there but could dry out, too. Any thoughts? 
> Auralie - NY Zone 5 
> n a message dated 11/13/2004 10:27:28 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
> gossiper@sbcglobal.net writes: 
> It is snowing in Florida?!? 
> Donna 
> --- james singer wrote: 
> > Well, maybe not off, but down enough so we can shut 
> > off the air and 
> > open the windows. And the weather channel says it's 
> > snowing up north. 
> > Good grief. 
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