Growing on the High Plains: A Rose in Winter

Sep 27, 2018

"God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December."

—James M. Barrie, Scottish novelist & playwright

While we think of the impending change of the season, it's certainly time to consider our gardens and how we might ready them for a frost. Today's Growing on the High Plains will provide some advice for winterizing your rose bushes.

We'll discuss when to prune, shape, pluck and poach those petals for potpourri. You'll learn how to prep the soil, including a slippery trick to feed the roots while they're taking their icy nap. I'll also share some old tips for rose hips and how to get a leg up on bracing branches.