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These roses really aren’t supposed to grow here (Central Alberta) due to our brutal winters, but I manage to keep most of them alive year to year
They are super tough. When its bare root season they come in huge boxes. The roses inside aren't in dirt they are "bareroot" waiting for someone to bandsaw the top 6 inches off and stuff them in gallon pots. They will last for a couple weeks in the boxes as long as the humidity is right. Do you cover them in the winter?
 
They are super tough. When its bare root season they come in huge boxes. The roses inside aren't in dirt they are "bareroot" waiting for someone to bandsaw the top 6 inches off and stuff them in gallon pots. They will last for a couple weeks in the boxes as long as the humidity is right. Do you cover them in the winter?
I got mine shipped as bare root from a nursery in a different province. I guess you can’t ship dirt across the country due to pathogens and invasive species. I used to chop the canes in the fall, add a bucket over top, then tarp, but the owner of the nursery said I was doing it all wrong. That method is fine in a temperate climate but not here. Now I leave the hips on the plant and don’t do any pruning in the fall. Just mound soil around the base of the canes and pray we get lots of snow before it gets to -35 C.
 
I got mine shipped as bare root from a nursery in a different province. I guess you can’t ship dirt across the country due to pathogens and invasive species. I used to chop the canes in the fall, add a bucket over top, then tarp, but the owner of the nursery said I was doing it all wrong. That method is fine in a temperate climate but not here. Now I leave the hips on the plant and don’t do any pruning in the fall. Just mound soil around the base of the canes and pray we get lots of snow before it gets to -35 C.
I wonder what the deal is with not trimming them back before the freeze. Maybe the hips store food? Wild. Im really surprised they last al all up there. They are crazy tough.
 

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