Re: [gardeners] What would you do?

Cheryl & Erich Schaefer (
Wed, 18 Feb 1998 18:54:20 -0500 (EST)

>On Tue, 17 Feb 1998 17:25:31 +0000, wrote:
>>Terry wrote:
>>> 4 roses in 5 gal pots that didn't get planted last summer.
>> > Should I wrap them up and put them out side in a very protected
>>>place, install
>>> grow lights in my cool room??
>>Be hospitable.  Invite them into the living room. Gardeners aren't
>>housekeepers.  What is a little mud compared with roses in June?
>I would except I did that last year with lilacs and an apple tree and had a
>terrible time with powdery mildew, lack of light and low humidity.  I really
>hope to have that sunroom added on this year so this won't be a problem next
>year.  (I know I said that last year, for those who will remember, I have
>1/2 a
>new kitchen instead! :-D )  Of course... I could stop buying plants I
>don't have
>time or space to plant... Nah!!!
Hi Terry, Would it be possible for you to buy one high intensity light and
keep the plants in the cool room? I overwintered a bunch of things in my
basement last year under such a light. Every plant survived. You might have
to answer to the powers that be who might check that you aren't growing
marijuana, but it would solve the problem. Glad to see you on this list.

Cheryl Schaefer
Zone 5 in the fabulous Finger Lakes of NY