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Re: rose question

Thanks Auralie - passing that on.  Bet she'll be glad they don't have mule deer.


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sun, 31 Aug 2003 10:48:44 EDT

>In a message dated 08/31/2003 10:29:39 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
>gardenqueen@gbronline.com writes:
>> Oh and mother wanted to
>> know if she could over winter her miniature roses (in pots on the deck
>> so the deer don't eat them) in their unheated (but above freezing)
>> basement for the winter. 
>I heel mine in in a protected place in the vegetable garden for the winter, 
>then repot them in the spring.  This usually works, but I have lost a few over 
>the years - but then I have lost a few of almost anything over the years.  If 
>her basement is above freezing it shouldn't present a problem.  My problem 
>with leaving them in pots over the winter is that unprotected pots get a lot 
>colder than the ground, even when it's frozen.  However, if they are above 
>freezing, they shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely I would guess.  I'm sure 
>others here will hae a more scientific answer to your question.
>By the way she's lucky the deer don't invade her deck - they regularly eat 
>the roses on my son's deck in Colorado - where they even have to cross a bridge 
>over a small stream to reach the deck.  Those are mule deer - not the white 
>tails we have in the East.     Auralie
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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