Roses in the U.P.

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This is in the “what’s up” category. Out of eleven rose bushes planted (eight last year) all but one made it through our U.P. winter – zone 4 – and are leafing out nicely. John Cabot and William Baffin are climbers that can be left on the trellis, White Meidiland and Fire Meidiland are ground cover roses. All came from Jung. I have to replace one that didn’t look good last year, but Jung is good at replacement My method is to pot them up as soon as I get them and grow them on awhile before planting out. Can baby them a bit that way.

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In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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rosemarie Hanson June 10, 2004, 10:04 pm

I have Alba Semi-Plena, Konigen von Danemark, Salet, Fantin Latour, Hansa, Roserie de lHay?, Henri Martin, Aloha, wow, can’t remember the names of all these roses I shopped for, but I wanted to say, they are all in bud and ready to go, and I have gotten all my roses from Hortico and Pickering, with great success – check out the website. Most of them bloom only once, but have great fragrance. Had horrible die back this year, but every thing is flowering great.