All roses need some attention going into winter. Here are some tips for winter rose survival, first of all, coax them into dormancy. Stop feeding and pruning your roses around the end of August, to discourage tender, new growth that will suffer from winter damage. Leave the last of the flowers on, to turn into hips. The hips are the rose’s seed pods. By producing seed pods, the rose bush thinks it’s done for the season and can start to go dormant. Make sure the rose bushes are well watered. After the first frost, thoroughly water the soil around your rose bush. Once the ground freezes the bush has to take care of itself, so give it a good soaking going into winter. Continue reading the tutorial here.