I just bought some small parade roses and wanted to know if I can plant them outside before winter comes. I live in Cincinnati, Ohio. . . Is this a year round plant that can stay outside? How do I care for these roses?
It is best to wait now until the early spring to plant the mini roses outside as they need some time to get their roots established. Once they have been planted outside and gotten their roots established they should do okay. You really do not treat these roses any different than any other rosebushes. Please check out my articles here at Gardening Know How on Rose Planting and Rose Care for more information, here is a link to one that should be helpful to you:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/roses/planting-rose-bushes.htm Here is a link to an article on growing roses in containers also:
I received a small pot of miniature 'Parade' roses as a gift. Can I transplant them into a larger plant container outdoors, rather than the ground, and as they grow increase the size of container?
Yes, you can do that. In fact, they will enjoy the extra space.
Can I plant my miniature rose out in the garden?
It depends on the variety. Generally, they are too delicate for zones 5 or less, but if you have a hardier variety it may be ok. Do you know the variety?
Will a parade rose grow indoors in a sunroom, or is it best to plant it outdoors?
Many people have success growing parade roses indoors in their sunrooms. They usually keep them in a spot where they get good sunlight but not direct sunlight, which may be magnifyed by the glass of the sunroom, thus causing leaf burn or scorch. They also use the potting soil that has the moisture retention crystals in it to help keep moisture in the root zone. Parade roses can also be grown outdoors in the garden bed. Here is an article for the outdoor planting of the parade roses that will help with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/roses/how-to-care-for-parade-roses-outdoors.htm
I have a miniature rose that I planted in flower bed. It is yellow with drops of red on some of the petals and is grown in Canada. What is it? I mean what kind is it?
It sounds like you have either a mini or mini flora rosebush. I am not sure what her name might be at this point. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/roses
Stan the Roseman :o)
The elk come into town in fall and winter to graze off bushes and flowers. How can I protect my little rose bush?
You can buy a product called Liquid Fence and keep it sprayed with that. Also in times when you are not going to be around, make a cage out of some heave duty wire mesh or chicken wire fencing. Place the cage over the rosebush and stake it down well. I would do both if you have alot of elek activity going on. Some folks I know even have motion activated sprinklers set up so that any movement sets them off, sometimes it works to scare the elk and deer off.
Stan the Roseman
Is it okay to plant parade roses outside now in Level 5 (Erie, Pa)?
It should be fine. Put a tablespoon of superphosphate in the planting hole and mix it in with the dirt in the bottom of the planting hole. That will give the root system something good to munch on even over the winter months. Also water it in with some root stimulator added to the water as that will help get the root system going and reduce any shock. Once the weather gets colder, mound some soil up around the base of the rose a bit too.