This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
But at this season of the year the rose is particularly valuable as a pot plant, and certainly no collection of "Winter blooming plants can be considered complete without it. Plants intended for this purpose, requires to be grown in pots during the Summer, as roses potted in Fall from the open ground seldom bloom before March or April, even under the most favorable treatment, while pot grown plants will bloom freely all through the Winter. In treating roses as window plants it is simply necessary to avoid keeping them too warm; give a good sunny position, keep the plants clean and free from insects by frequent sprinkling and sponging of the foliage, and give sufficient water at the roots without allowing the plant to stand in water.