I was out today watching snow melt and trying to clear some backyard sidewalks. I looked over and I saw green. Everyone who gave me advice on this one I say "Thank You." Once I had it in the ground I watered it every other day. Then I covered it with a lot of leaves to protect it. The the snow came and covered it up which helped to insultate it.
I have green canes and that is a positive. I don't think we will have any below freezing for the rest of the year now so I have succeeded. I will have to keep it watered during the summer as it isn't in a great location for that. We are told to water roses in Iowa through June, heavily, then slow down the moisture.
Having been outside I can see I will have a busy spring. I have sticks from a couple of ice storms all over the yard. The city uses their blade too close to the sides of my property so I have grass gashes to repair. The trees lost a lot of bark over this winter for some reason so it adds to the mess. I will have to thoroughly rake this year to get it all up off the yard.
We didn't make it up to 45 degrees, but maybe tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by........