When I bought these New Dawn roses a couple of years ago, I was told that they are winter-hardy. "Lady, if they can grow 'em in Manitoba, you can grow 'em here!" I sure hope so.
I know it's no big deal to you folks up North, but in Connecticut we don't usually get icicles like this. That's a former window in the center - I'd love to restore it, but give up a closet?!? In this house?!?