First Kroger had some miniature potted roses in various colors for $1.99 a pot of about 4 plants. Okay. Hubby bought me several which I finished planting in pots this evening. I have some in the shed that I bought for myself a few days ago. Well, today we had to go to the store. The potted roses were half off! All they had left was the lavender colored ones. Now I have 4 more miniature potted roses waiting to be potted. I really didn't need a bunch more roses to baby over the winter, but I love them so!
Planting them in the ground is not an option. Every single rose I plant in the ground (except one climbing rose that is flourishing) lives a sad lingering life for a few years before they die. Some start dying as soon as I push the soil back around their roots.
It's the soil. Truly. Strawberries don't even do well here unless they are in pots.