Ask a Question forum: Miniature rose plant bought at fresh thyme not doing so well...

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Dec 17, 2017 11:00 PM CST
As seen from the title I got a mini rose plant from fresh thyme and I've had it for maybe a bit more than a week but slowly the leaves are drying up and the flowers are dying and it's not doing well...I've been trying to keep the soil moist and give it light as much as possible (we only get sunlight through our back and front windows for about 3 hrs each id say (and it's winter so it's not sunny a lot)...also I house stays pretty warm like above 75...from the above can you guys maybe tell me what doing wrong or what I should do...? Should I put it outside? The plant is in the plastic planter with the holes and I put that in a ceramic wide mouthed vase/pot thing...(sorry for limited gardening lingo I'm an amateur! Lol) what should I do!! I'm so sad I want to be good at this but it just always seems out of my hands :-((
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Dec 18, 2017 12:39 AM CST

Roses are one of the plants that, no matter what you do or how good a gardener you are, will not live in the house. Its only chance is to find a sheltered spot outside. But if its in a 4 inch pot, it doesn't have a good chance outdoors this time of year. Do you have a large potted plant outside that you can add this rose into?
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Dec 18, 2017 12:44 AM CST
Unfortunately I have no other potted plants Sad to be honest I'm new to having my own plants and caring for them. I thought having an indoor flower plant would be nice to refresh our home but I didn't know roses don't do well indoors long term! I just saw these lavender mini roses and grabbed them bc they were so beautiful :-/ Lol. Anywho is there anyway I can preserve the roots or something until I spring or something...? Or is that not something that's possible...?
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Dec 20, 2017 10:00 AM CST
Can you find somewhere that is cold, and doesn't freeze.
Or wrap up pot, to keep soil from freezing, put on south side of house, and a thin rag to cover whole plant and pot.
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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Dec 20, 2017 10:35 AM CST
Or bury the pot in the ground then cover as Philip suggested.

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