All Things Gardening forum: Ready to plant - but now a freeze warning!

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Name: Emily
Denver, CO (Zone 5a)
Growing Hydrangeas & Roses!
Oct 4, 2016 4:05 PM CST
My long awaited order of Bobo Hydrangea and miniature roses finally arrived today, but so did a freeze warning for the next 24-48 hours. I'm assuming I should wait to get them in the ground until the freeze warning passes. If so, any advice on where to keep them until I can plant them? Should I keep them warm in the garage?
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Oct 4, 2016 6:58 PM CST
Welcome to NGA, @Coloradolime !

Ouch, Emily... a freeze warning already?? I think I would be inclined to plant them in a very sheltered "microclimate" (maybe near the foundation of your house?) and then move them to their actual spot in your garden next spring. I hope more people will offer some advice here!
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Name: Emily
Denver, CO (Zone 5a)
Growing Hydrangeas & Roses!
Oct 5, 2016 9:38 AM CST
Yep - it's temporary though. Back up to 80 over the weekend. The challenges of gardening in Colorado. :)
Name: janet
Oct 5, 2016 4:19 PM CST
hi we dont have too much frost in uk but we do have rain!!! last year nearly rained everyday for 4 months, no temps going up to 80 that would be great, this aft we went into the hot tub its in a covered area, with doorss. keep cold and rain out, great listened to the rain while soaking plants have to very hardy here i have a greenhouse, when its full just cover up base plants to keep out rain. we have not had any snow for 3 years, but heard maybe this year
in uk annuals just die by october, you go out and buy winter bedding to replace summer bedding cheers us up
hope you didnt lose your plant Smiling

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