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Wendy05-Sep-01 11:28 AM EST 3a   
ingrid05-Sep-01 10:11 PM EST 3a   
Ed06-Sep-01 08:52 AM EST 5   
Carol06-Sep-01 03:10 PM EST 3   
Wendy07-Sep-01 12:44 AM EST 3a   
Carol07-Sep-01 01:53 PM EST   
glen07-Sep-01 03:50 PM EST 3   
Wendy07-Sep-01 09:40 PM EST 3a   
donna07-Sep-01 11:54 PM EST 2b   
wendy08-Sep-01 05:58 PM EST   
Marianne18-Sep-01 03:27 PM EST 3   


Subject: Putting Tea Roses to bed in Edmonton
From: Wendy
Zone: 3a
Date: 05-Sep-01 11:28 AM EST

Has anyone had success with overwintering tea roses. I just have one this year and have enjoyed it all summer. Now the trick is to over winter it. Any hard and true succes stories. Would love to hear from any of you Edmontonians out there. Happy Fall Gardening! Wendy


Subject: RE: Putting Tea Roses to bed in Edmonton
From: ingrid
Zone: 3a
Date: 05-Sep-01 10:11 PM EST

This is my first season with a tea rose (peace) so I have yet to overwinter it successfully. However, l block from my home the catholic school put in a lovely rose garden and successfully overwintered their l0 or more rose bushes. I know they pruned them, then dumped lots of dry leaves over the bed and covered the works with a blue plastic tarp. I should say that there were a LOT of leaves - you couldn't see the canes. The whole bed didn't get a lot of snowcover last winter, it got a lot of sun (east, south, and west) so any snow melted but it was a fairly warm spot (but windblown!). In May I noticed that no one had uncovered this bed and called the school. So it got uncovered quite late - but successfully! My rose is in a large pot. So I'm going to treat it like my waterlilies - prune it down l/3 and put it in the below ground outdoor stairwell (which is connected to my crawlspace in my basement. Maybe someone else has a better idea, plus experience!!


Subject: RE: Putting Tea Roses to bed in Edmonton
From: Ed
Zone: 5
Date: 06-Sep-01 08:52 AM EST

Wendy: my first concern would be depth planted.If the graft is above or near soil level, I would replant it before freeze-up, making sure the graft has at least 4" soil above it.As most of what remains above ground will in any case be winter-killed,it is the buds on the below ground stems that will develope into next year's rose bush.Whether it is cut back in the fall or spring will have no bearing on next year's bloom production. My preference is to cut back to 6" in the fall; this is merely to facilitate packing lots of dry leaves over and around what's left, and hopefully, some of the above ground portions of stems will also survive over winter.


Subject: RE: Putting Tea Roses to bed in Edmonton
From: Carol
Zone: 3
Date: 06-Sep-01 03:10 PM EST

My mother-in-law (in Edmonton) has beautiful tender roses on the south side of the house. She cuts them back to about 8 inches in fall and mounds them with leaves, completely covered. They've been splendid for several years now.


Subject: RE: Putting Tea Roses to bed in Edmonton
From: Wendy
Zone: 3a
Date: 07-Sep-01 12:44 AM EST

Thanks Ed and Carol. Yes Ed I have planted my rose union 4"below the surface. I don't tink I will sut too much off as the branches will give support to the leaves etc I will put over my rose. Wuestion: should I water in before I put the leaves on the rose or after or both. Second question: should I use peat moss as well or stick to just leaves. Also should I mix soil with the leaves. Sorry for all the questions. Wendy


Subject: RE: Putting Tea Roses to bed in Edmonton
From: Carol
Zone:
Date: 07-Sep-01 01:53 PM EST

I think all they do is simply mound leaves, then remove them in the spring. Watering is prior to the leaves. I don't know about peat, but I imagine it works similarly. Not as inexpensive, though! Good luck.


Subject: RE: Putting Tea Roses to bed in Edmonton
From: glen
Zone: 3
Date: 07-Sep-01 03:50 PM EST

I cut rose down to 6 to 10 inches high. Mound peat moss over it, ensuring it is mounded in the center. Try to make a mound 6 to 10 inches high of peat moss. Over that and around the shrub, I pile leaves. Cover with burlap to keep all of this from blowing away. You may have to weigh down the corners of the burlap with small rocks, or soil. Alternately, I have a pot which came with the purchase of a tree. It is about 9 inches tall, 13 inches wide. I cut out the bottom of the pot, so I am left with a round “rose collar”. I put this around the rose and fill up with peat moss. It helps keep the peat moss in place and helps you mound it higher around the center of the rose, which is the key area to protect. Continue with leaves and burlap, putting leaves in the pot on top of the peat moss as well as around the pot on the outside. When winter comes, mound snow over top.


Subject: RE: Putting Tea Roses to bed in Edmonton
From: Wendy
Zone: 3a
Date: 07-Sep-01 09:40 PM EST

thanks for all the help. I will start doing this when the leaves start falling. Have a great fall everyone. Wendy


Subject: RE: Putting Tea Roses to bed in Edmonton
From: donna
Zone: 2b
Date: 07-Sep-01 11:54 PM EST

Hi Wendy, I grew tea roses in a half barrel last summer and didn't want to loose them in winter so I dug them out and replanted them in the garden for the winter. The trick is to plant the graft a min. of 4-6" below the soil. Mulch with straw, leaves or whatever you use for mulch. Water it in well and it should survive till next spring when you can dig it up and plant were ever you want. Good Luck.


Subject: RE: Putting Tea Roses to bed in Edmonton
From: wendy
Zone:
Date: 08-Sep-01 05:58 PM EST

Donna thanks, I am certainly going to try and bring this beautiful rose through this year. When do you dig it up in the Spring? Probably as soon as you can get into the soil eh! Thanks again, Wendy


Subject: RE: Putting Tea Roses to bed in Edmonton
From: Marianne
Zone: 3
Date: 18-Sep-01 03:27 PM EST

Would you do the same technique for other roses or just the teas?


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