Head start for rose bands?
I am helping to mintain my local historical society's rose garden, containing a collection of around 80ish roses, some antiques. Unfortunately, I had to remove some bushes this weekend due to the dreaded Rose Rosette disease.
I'd like to fill the bare spots with some period antiques. If I place an order for band-sized roses, can I ge them shipped a few qeeks before my last frost date in order to baby them before they go into the ground? I am assuming that I should put them in a cold frame to protect from frost. I believe my zone has a last frost date of May 15ish.