Does anyone grow roses in containers in NE Ohio?
I have two 1.5 grade Intrigue roses in body bags that look to me like they need some special handling. I know that 1.5 grade roses are not recommended for purchase, but Lowes marked them down to $1.50 a plant. I just couldn't resist the beautiful dark purple color! The canes are not very think, and I think if I try to plant them in the ground, they wouldn't survive our cold winters here. I saw an online video at fine gardening which said to use a 20"- 24" plastic or resin container with 4 holes drilled in the bottom. He used sterile potting mix to pot the rose.
What do I do with these roses after they spend the summer on my patio? I could use some direction on just how to handle them. If they should be moved to the garage once winter sets in, what should I do after they are moved there?