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.
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.
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