When the frost comes, it’s easy to wonder if we should be protecting our roses. In the past, putting them to bed was an important part of the fall routine. Today, many varieties are cold hardy to our climate. We can treat them like other shrubs—give them a healthy layer of bark mulch and kiss them goodnight until next spring. But several kinds won’t make it without extra bedtime preparations. These include hybrid teas, floribundas, multifloras, miniatures, climbers, newly planted roses, and most roses that are grafted onto another type of rose. Here’s a guide to protecting these bloomers through the season of snow and frost!
How to Get Your Roses Through the Winter