Bryan Chan / LAT
MINIATURE ROSE: So pretty in the store, so difficult to keep alive at home. Many of the miniature rose bushes sold in holiday arrangements at grocery stores have dim long-term prospects, whether kept indoors or transplanted outside. (Nursery plants are another story.) There are always exceptions, of course, but odds are that the cute little shrub with Christmas-red flowers is, for all intents and purposes, a disposable plant.
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