A Short Winter For The Mini Rosebush

This is going to count as my first gardening post of 2019. So There! 😛

 

 

I won’t be able to get out to do some real gardening for another couple of months.

So this will have to do until then.

 

As you can see from the photo the leaves were not looking too good at this point.

I let these last five blooms dry up. I decided to let the whole plant dry out and die back.

I decreased the amount of water and how often I watered. I did this for about two months.

Once almost all of the leaves were brown, dried out, or had fallen off.

I pruned it back and mulched the flower-pot.

This is what the mini rosebush and I would have done if it was planted outside.

 

My daughter, who gave me the mini rose-bush, asked if it had died when she saw that I had pruned it.

I said that it was not dead as long as the branches  were still green.

This was a couple of weeks ago before the new growth was visible.

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This is what it looked like yesterday.

He is now back to his regular watering schedule and will be given plant food once a week also.

It won’t be long before he is blooming again.

 

What are your thoughts? :D

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