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Winter Care for Potted Roses

Winter Care for Potted Roses

Winter Care for Potted Roses. Roses do well all year long in warmer climates but can thin out in cooler climates or freeze during harsh winter months. To preserve your rose plants and keep them beautiful all year long, consider keeping them in pots for better care.

Roses do well all year long in warmer climates but can thin out in cooler climates or freeze during harsh winter months. To preserve your rose plants and keep them beautiful all year long, consider keeping them in pots for better care.
Location
During the winter months, it is best to move potted roses indoors; this can be in your house, an enclosed patio or a greenhouse. Move the roses outside during warm sunny days when feasible.
Watering
When temperatures fall below 70 degrees Fahrenheit you should reduce watering to once or twice a week. Keep in mind this is the temperature in the location of the potted roses, so if you are keeping your house warmer, add an extra watering day to the schedule.
Sun Exposure
Roses need direct sunlight to thrive. If you have moved your potted roses indoors, be sure to keep them close to a clear window where they can receive direct sunlight.
Pruning
During the winter months, you may have fewer buds as the plant conserves energy in the colder climate. Removing dead leaves and branches from your potted rose bush will allow it to use water and nutrients efficiently.
Soil
Potted roses need rich soil and fertilizer regularly unlike those planted in the ground. Drainage depletes the nutrients surrounding the plant and must be replaced when the soil loses color and begins to harden.

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