Worried about Winter (over) kill
Today was a nice day in the 70s, which coming off of last weeks ice storm, was very welcome.
So I was out looking at my roses and I've noticed a lot more winter damage than I usually see. Since I'm in Zone 7 I don't really do winter protection. Starting with a very early frost we had after I had lots of new growth on my roses, to the Polar Vortexes when it went down to 0, to the ice storm, I am afraid that some of my roses are irreparably damaged, especially the grafted ones. I didn't bury my grafts and on some of them it appears that all of the canes have damage way down to the graft. Many have that ugly reddish cast that usually means canker and if I cut into the cane, the pith is brown.
I guess I will just have to wait and see what happens. I was wondering if anyone else here has observed similar things in their garden.