In spring most gardeners prune, water, spray, weed and fertilize properly therefore winter is a much easier time on roses. If you were growing roses for cuttings, growing miniature roses, transplanting roses or simply enjoying your first year of rose gardening there are a few things to remember in winter. Many gardeners will try to prolong the time that roses will grow by covering plants when frost is predicted. Roses are annuals, and they need specific work prior to the winter coming in order for them to live through winter.
To keep rose bush care going and hips to form, deadhead your roses. Once winter sets in, the seeds will insure the next year’s blossoms and the plant will concentrate on storing food to live through the winter….