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Old 04-13-2013, 11:59 AM
 
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I need some advice... last summer hubby got me a beautiful mini rosebush that was in a pot. I put in in a larger pot and have kept in inside all winter. It has done so well. We started getting some warmer days so I set it out in the sun. It got forgotten the other night and it got below freezing. Poor thing. the stems seem to be okay but the leaves are all falling off. Will it be okay? The feeze seems to have taken care of the little knat like bugs that I found in the soil. It has such pretty little flowers I would hate to loose it.
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I had rose bushes in Colorado at 7300 feet, buried in snow for months, in sub zero temperatures.

No problem.

Roses have one of the strongest wills to live of any plant.
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:59 PM
 
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Charles is right. Your rose will be fine.
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Old 04-13-2013, 02:03 PM
 
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that makes me feel better. i got to looking at it and found a few new tiny leaves.
any idea about the knat like bugs in the soil though? found them in my spider plant too. have not looked at my other plant but maybe i should.
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:48 AM
 
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that makes me feel better. i got to looking at it and found a few new tiny leaves.
any idea about the knat like bugs in the soil though? found them in my spider plant too. have not looked at my other plant but maybe i should.
Maybe whitefly?
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Old 04-14-2013, 10:39 AM
 
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The rose should survive although sometimes the greenhouse versions that are sold in wintertime for gift giving can be a bit less well adapted to sudden temperature changes. Most minaiture roses can spend winter outdorrs like their full sized relatives. They loose leaves the same way and become dormant. A one tiome temp drop should not hurt it in the long run.

If it is in the original pot and has been watered fairly heavily I would suspect the gnats are just that fungus gnats. It can also be white flies, the giveaway is usually some form of sticky substance (honeydew) or some black mold like appearance on leaves.

Fungus Gnats, Shore Flies, Moth Flies, and March Flies Management Guidelines--UC IPM

For how to care for the rose here is an in depth article from the American Rose Society: Growing Miniature Roses Indoors American Rose Society
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:08 AM
 
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If it is in the original pot and has been watered fairly heavily I would suspect the gnats are just that fungus gnats. It can also be white flies, the giveaway is usually some form of sticky substance (honeydew) or some black mold like appearance on leaves.
nope nothing on the leaves they are very healthy. or rather were unitl they started falling off after the frost.
i had the same little knat things in my spider plant. it died but not because of them. a friend sugested i repot it with new soil. its not in the same pot. hubby got it for me last summer. i put it in something bigger and it really took off.
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:53 PM
 
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I had never heard of these until I googled your problem. Could this be what you are encountering in your plants?

How to Remove Gnats From Potting Soil | eHow.com
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