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Winterizing Your Roses

Episode Summary

This episode discusses tips and insights for helping your roses survive winter with Susan Fox of Gaga's Garden.

Episode Notes

December 21st is the winter solstice, the first day of winter but with ever changing climate conditions, we're seeing freezing temperatures and snow as earlier in the year and further south than many are used to. Extreme fluctuations in temperature, can wreak havoc on roses, seriously damaging or killing them. Since roses can be a significant investment in both time and money, these aren't the kind of shrubs growers want to risk losing due to extreme weather.

Whether you need to protect them from a polar vortex by covering them in a blanket of leaves in a leaf bag ("Chicago Method" displayed), or just need to provide some seasonal winter care, we welcome back rosarian Susan Fox, or as many know her, Gaga's Garden, on this #plantchat episode. She's got some great tips and insights that will help your roses survive through the winter and thrive in spring, no matter what zone you're in. Be sure and check out more great winterizing tips on her blog post, Your Guide to Winter Rose Protection by Deb Kaiser.

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