Rose's in garage

Asked March 25, 2020, 3:10 PM EDT

Hi I put my roses in the garage for the winter and they have grown a foot tall. The new growth has no color. What should I do? Thank you Vicki Williams

Multnomah County Oregon

1 Response

Thank you for your question, Vicki. Roses are very hardy plants that can and should be left outside (hopefully in the soil) in the winter. The reason that there is no 'dolor' in them is that they don't have enough light to photosynthesize, which gives them the "food' to create leaves and flowers. So, I'd recommend getting them outside ASAP in full sun. Your plant is "eggy," also from a lack of sunlight. Here is an OSU Extension article on pruning them: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/flowers-shrubs-trees/pruning-roses

Hope these are helpful. Good luck!