Long winters nap

Our roses have experienced several freezes, with more expected before year end. Tender roses, like Color Magic, Moonstone, St Patrick, Just Joey, i.e., especially some white and apricot colored roses, may need some extra protection. Some shredded mulch mounded around the base of your roses, about 12 inches will help to prevent cane die-back to the ground. If you have any roses over six feet you can cut them down to four feet, mainly done to prevent winter winds from yanking up rose roots. Then its time to enjoy some much needed rest from gardening tasks.

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