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Roses, roses, my roses arrived..

 
 
Reply Fri 24 Apr, 2009 02:17 pm
Very exciting, I'll plant them tomorrow.
Roses seem to do quite well here in Sandville, somewhat to my surprise given the seeming total lack of soil nutrients.

Ready for some pictures?

This is the biggest, Autumn Sunset, at 7' tall by 6' wide at maturity - and will require the most work re moving some "soil" and landscape ties around -

Link to Autumn Sunset details

http://www.heirloomroses.com/photos/autumn_sunset-300.jpg

And this is the 'baby', 4' x 5', named Francesca, meant not to eventually obscure the street address tiles -

Link to Francesca details

http://www.heirloomroses.com/photos/francesca-300.jpg


Any new roses at your place? Or favorite oldies?




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Tai Chi
 
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Reply Fri 24 Apr, 2009 02:22 pm
@ossobuco,
Nice! I like the colours. No roses here (too shady) but wild roses grow along the shoulders of the road up at the schoolhouse. I hope to transplant some to the ball field sometime. (I love the scent of wild roses and have a rose hip syrup recipe I want to try sometime.)
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 24 Apr, 2009 02:47 pm
@Tai Chi,
Rose hip syrup, I'm completely ignorant about that..
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 24 Apr, 2009 02:49 pm
A tree limb extended its growth over my seven sisters rose bush, causing it to begin to look straggly. So I moved it near the porch. It has not recovered enough to bloom its normal 50 blossoms at a time, but it looks healthy enough. I expect it to take off soon, because it did produce a single flower last week.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 24 Apr, 2009 03:05 pm
@edgarblythe,
Interesting history on seven sisters, edgarB --
http://www.antiqueroseemporium.com/rose-106.html

http://www.antiqueroseemporium.com/p/roses/106.jpg
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 24 Apr, 2009 03:13 pm
@ossobuco,
ossobuco wrote:

Interesting history on seven sisters, edgarB --
http://www.antiqueroseemporium.com/rose-106.html

http://www.antiqueroseemporium.com/p/roses/106.jpg



Based on that, my roses are not really seven sisters. Mine are always a deep red. They came from a clipping I took just before a resident took the parent plant away from the apartments where I work. My ex lead man had told me it was that. Now I wonder what it really should be called. - Also my bush is not a climber.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 24 Apr, 2009 03:18 pm
@edgarblythe,
Uh oh, a rose mystery...
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littlek
 
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Reply Fri 24 Apr, 2009 05:44 pm
@ossobuco,
Gorgeous choices!
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 24 Apr, 2009 05:55 pm
@littlek,
Very Happy
That's an interesting supplier, in that they do own-root roses, which I'm unfamiliar with.
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 24 Apr, 2009 06:34 pm
@ossobuco,
I tried growing a rose once, the damn Japanese Beetles turned all its leaves into lace and it died in one year.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 24 Apr, 2009 06:46 pm
@ossobuco,
Farmerman, oh my!

I've only grown some climbers in the past, but had good luck with them.
My business partner in humboldt county by the coast had seventeen rose bushes in her small yard, all good choices since they're hard to grow in that misty atmosphere (most of the roses with a lot of petals have a tough time making it.) She had a long row of Betty Priors, which I might try here if I have good fortune with this year's choices.

They're shrub roses, rather on the small side..

Betty Prior details

http://www.heirloomroses.com/photos/betty_prior-300.jpg
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 24 Apr, 2009 06:53 pm
@ossobuco,
I'd like a bunch of Betty Priors in my parking strip.. but that could run into serious money. Then there's the thorns. So maybe only a couple with Nepeta inbetween...
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 24 Apr, 2009 07:02 pm
@ossobuco,
you dont have Japanese beetles in NM?. ANOTHER reason to move there.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 24 Apr, 2009 07:06 pm
@farmerman,
I hardly see any bugs, except for the dreaded cockroaches, which I've warded off with my evil vibes (flour, cocoa, borax) for a few years now. And I keep hearing there are black widows and scorpions but so far so good. I think I saw one japanese beetle in all my years in west LA - or maybe it wasn't one. Oh, yeah, fire ants here, but not at my house yet, knock on wood. And rattlers... haven't seen one of those either, nor pumas.
jespah
 
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Reply Sat 25 Apr, 2009 07:42 am
@ossobuco,
Oh lovely choices!

We have these dark pink ones, bushes are waking up here.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 29 Apr, 2009 08:33 pm
@jespah,
OK, the plants are in the ground. Time for me to start with the chants.
Tomorrow, the tomatoes... onward and upward.
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