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Buried rose plants? What’s the deal?

Hi Roger-

I was walking through a public park and noticed these rose plants had been buried. What’s the deal?

Excellent question- you must be in an area that can have chilly winters and yes, this can look a bit odd! Depending on the species, roses can be susceptible to cold and frost. An easy solution is to provide insulation for the wintertime and one common way is to use soil/compost to build a “blanket” around the plant. You can also find man-made rose “guards” at your local home and garden centers. It looks like this park is doing it the old fashion way. Another tip to get roses ready for the winter is to make sure you cut off any fertilizer treatments in late summer so the plant is properly dormant when winter arrives.