Will my roses survive the winter??
Last year I got interested in roses again in a big way after I found a small book entitled tender roses for cold climates. I tried some Brownell roses 20 years ago when we moved to the farm but they died out even with careful protection. Although I love the hardy antique roses, most of them only bloom once and in order to enjoy my roses I have to have varieties that bloom all season because I have a severe problem with rose chafers and they destroy all blossoms for 3 to 4 weeks in June. They really love the fragrant roses the most. So last year I followed the instructions in the book and I am anxiously waiting to see if my hybrid teas, floribundas and grandifloras survived the winter. I hope so because it was heaven to enjoy roses all summer long.
By the way, many thanks to the members of this forum who babied me along last season with my bare root plants and general anxieties over my roses.