Roses forum: Rescued roses

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Name: JMC
livingxton, MT (Zone 4a)
Oct 6, 2015 11:02 AM CST
I LIVE IN mt AND RECENTL RESCUED 2 ROSES FROM AN untended parking lot-- because it is so late in the season I have put them both in a pail-- gravel in the bottom and the pail has a drainage hole. They are inside-- my question is: do I feed them just as I would other in-door plants or what?

Thanks-- JMC
Name: Cindi
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 7a)
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Oct 6, 2015 3:24 PM CST
Roses don't do well indoors at all. They had a better chance of surviving where they were in the parking lot.
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Name: JMC
livingxton, MT (Zone 4a)
Oct 6, 2015 3:30 PM CST
Thanks we've had some snow showers but no real frost so I guess I'll plant them Shrug!
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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Oct 6, 2015 3:32 PM CST


Yes, plant them in the ground. Container roses aren't as hardy as roses planted in the ground. I have no experience with your zone, but I'd advise you not to fertilize them until you see new growth in spring.
Name: JMC
livingxton, MT (Zone 4a)
Oct 6, 2015 3:35 PM CST
Zulu thank you. in the ground they will go and no fertilizer have a good one Rolling my eyes.
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Oct 15, 2015 9:24 AM CST

It's great that you rescued those roses. Thumbs up

Hope they are already in the ground. Do you have some manure to cover and protect them from frost? You can throw a bag of manure on the roses. Manure is the best, but you can use compost, garden soil or leaves (e.g., oak leaves.) I usually cover mine after a couple of first frosts, when the temperature goes below -3C.

Good luck!
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Long Island, NY (Zone 6b)
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Oct 16, 2015 8:46 PM CST
Can you please tell me why manure is the best?

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