Mini care concerns and pictures
I live in Savannah GA.
I recently purchased a "grocery store rose" from...the grocery store. I went ahead and re-potted it into a pot a few inches larger than the original pot a few days after buying it and then a few days later I came to this forum to see how to care for it.
I have made some mistakes.
I didn't know they are 4 plants and did not separate them. Should I wait till the blooms have died then separate and repot them?
I read about people putting their single, separated mini into 1 gallon pots each...how does this look? How big do they get? how long does it take them to get this big? I am not a fan of seeing a tiny little plant in a huge honking planter. Nor do I really have the money to buy several large planters- though I do have several small pots like the one pictured. Once separated can each mini be put in its own pot of this size? I am guessing it is 6 inches.
I want to keep the roses in pots. I can place them indoors or outdoors. Whatever they will thrive best in for my climate. I understand that once established they like full sun, not a lot of water (spraying/misting is recommended)...I live in South GA- if they are outside does humidity effect them?
I read one thread that suggested putting the potted plant over a dish full of rocks and water...creating it's own misting system? Is this meant for inside or outside?
I read that minis are "on their own root" or they are "their own root system"...I don't know what this means.But the forum regulars seem to think this differentiates these plants from other plants care methods.
Overwintering them- I have read about techniques of bagging them/putting them in a basement/keeping them in darkness/keeping them in snow-like temps but not freezing temps....I live in SE Georgia. I don't have a basement. Winters days average maybe 30 degree at the coldest- we keep the house in the 60's. How can I overwinter these guys?
And overwintering them...I just cut all the leaves off them- but leave dead foliage and let them stay like bare sticks all winter?
When does the blooming season end? In GA- when do I know it is time to winter them?