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Spring is Here!

Posted by zack_lau z6 CT (My Page) on
Sat, May 17, 14 at 13:25

Irish Fireflame is finally showing some life! This is the longest we have had to wait since we planted our first roses 13 years ago--incorrectly I might add--and had canes die back all the way back to the exposed grafts.

We did lose an HT and some Tuscany suckers that were stored in the partially heated basement stairwell--looks like I should have checked on them and watered them during the winter. Five other potted plants looked great, with nice green canes all the way to the tips.

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RE: Spring is Here!

  • Posted by seil z6b MI (My Page) on
    Sat, May 17, 14 at 17:04

Glad to hear you had some successes, Zack, and sorry about the losses. Yep, I know it doesn't seem like it but you do have to water them during the winter even though they are dormant. It seems to make a big difference in their survival. I'll be looking forward to seeing pics of that Irish Fireflame in bloom!

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