Convincing Roses It's November...

Hi, folks,

Earlier this year I made a bunch of cuttings of ‘Jon Singer’ and ‘Toujours Gai.’ In mid-September, I put the cuttings in the garden in hopes they’d go dormant for the winter. They lost their leaves (for the most part), but today when I went out to check on them, I noticed that almost all of them – and my miniature Golden Celebration seedling – are putting on a -lot- of new growth!

Should I try something else to get them to go dormant? Or should I assume they’ve had enough rest and bring them into the greenhouse and let them grow?

New growth in November… oy…

That’s normal… mine are about to burst into flower and are fully ‘leafed’ now rolls eyes. I was hoping they’d all come out this weekend but alas a cold snap has delayed things… only things out are ‘Vivid’, ‘Golden Chersonese’, and my multiflora rootstock plants.