Roses forum: Super mild Z5 winter results

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Name: Vicky Thompson
Michigan (Zone 5b)
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Cottage_Rose
Mar 30, 2012 8:04 AM CST
WOW, first time ever all my roses are green to the tips!
I've never witnessed this the whole time I've seriously been growing roses.
Makes me wonder what this summer will bring.
The winter before last we had a very long, very cold winter and the roses were loaded with blossoms.
Whats going on with you other Zone 5'ers?


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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Mar 30, 2012 8:38 AM CST
I'm pruning this Sunday. I have had very minimal losses this winter.. less than 10 roses total I think. I think that it's a combination of both a mild mild winter for the most part and the fact that I *may* have figured out on the planting part (burying them up to their eyeballs), plus mulching the crap out of them. The roses that I *did* lose were either teensy little bitty things from RU / Burling or were super weak roses that just didn't make it due to my ineptitude. Surprisingly, I lost more lilacs than roses this year. Probably because I baby the roses & ignore the lilacs. LOL.
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Name: tabby
denver, colorado zone 5
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tabby
Mar 30, 2012 10:17 AM CST
Cane dieback is unusually low this year. Many roses are leafed out which has me worried since I am sure we'll get a cold spell before the end of May. It's supposed to get down to 28 this Monday which means 23 at my house.
Name: Vicky Thompson
Michigan (Zone 5b)
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Cottage_Rose
Mar 30, 2012 6:09 PM CST
After a week long heat wave with records highs we've been having some very cold weather
but so far no hard frosts. Today we had freezing rain that coated everything outside.
I'm not too worried about the roses as they usually do ok even
if the lose some of their leaves to a hard frost but I've been covering my peonies up.
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Mar 30, 2012 6:59 PM CST
Mine are all leafed out, too. It's so strange to see them so when it's not even April yet. I keep wondering why I haven't seen the apples bloom - then I remember.
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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Charter ATP Member Irises Salvias Xeriscape Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Colorado Enjoys or suffers cold winters Cat Lover
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Skiekitty
Mar 30, 2012 8:51 PM CST
Chelle - Yea, all of the crabapples & cleveland pears are really starting to bloom out. I don't think my forsythia are alive because 1 block away their forsythias are blooming like mad & mine are just sitting there like lumps on a log. My lilacs are gonna be spectacular!! And I hope I get more than 2 blooms on my two apple trees this year!
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Name: Vicky Thompson
Michigan (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member Sempervivums Roses Peonies Region: Michigan Rabbit Keeper
Lilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Farmer Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Annuals
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Cottage_Rose
Mar 31, 2012 6:49 AM CST
My Forthysia and Weeping Cherry are already done blooming by a week now.
I have buds on my Lilacs!
It's the craziest thing I've ever seen.
Maybe global warming has finally arrived in Michigan!
All I have to say about that is YEAH! Hurray! Rolling on the floor laughing
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