I should have said the pots are Polyethylene, double wall that I have the drift rose and mini rose .
The Pinata and Mr. Lincoln are in large brick planters.
Neal I could push them against the house. The patio is above the family room. It is a large deck with Pennsylvania slate floor. I thought it would better to store them outside because I do have cool areas i.e. garage, lower basement but they are both heated but the temps are more in the 50 - 60 degree range.
Porkpal light bulb and cover would never work here it gets too cold. The last couple of winters have been brutal. If we have a good winter that would work though.
Cindi I think the zone thing is just wrong. I have trouble keeping zone 6 plants alive because of the type of winters we get. We start with a lot of rain that turns to freezing rain that turns to snow in a 24hr span. Things end up in a block of ice for weeks then we get a thaw even up to 60s before we go through the the frozen block of ice event. It is just certain murder with that type of conditions.
Okay from the suggestions "Thank you". Mr Lincoln coming inside. Will put him close to the drafty door in the basement.
Pinata and others I will push them close to the house. I have a lot of styrofoam coolers from the Omaha steak orders to use for insulation around the pots.
Stuff the styrofam pots with pine needles (I usually have about 4 bags of those) and leaves around the outside of the pots.
Does this sound like a plan for my conditions? Your thoughts? Any additions?
I will post a pic. It might help others if this works.
I will not be real upset if it does not work. I did manage to find good sales on the roses this year and I enjoyed them on the patio.