Roses forum: ARE sale

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Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: Southwest Gardening Roses
Jun 2, 2012 10:27 AM CST
These are on sale for $10 at ARE:
- Peggy Martin
- Stephen F. Austin
- Marie Pavie
- Cadenza
- Sweet Pea
- Carefree Beauty
- Climbing Pinkie
- Red Cascade
- Caldwell Pink
- Lafter

I'm trying to decide which to buy. I've had above average luck with ARE roses. I think there's a space in my garden for Peggy Martin and Stephen F Austin. I'm sorely tempted by Cadenza. My garden is already graced by four Caldwell Pink and one Red Cascade.

Any advice?
Name: Suzanne
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Jun 2, 2012 10:32 AM CST


Where does it show the sale prices? For me, they all show the regular $18.95 price.
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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Jun 2, 2012 10:45 AM CST


Why do they make the shipping rates so hard to find? I can't find them anywhere on the site. They used to be way too high -- 40% of the merchandise cost (regular price, even if the items were on sale) for shipping to the West Coast.
Name: Porkpal
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Jun 2, 2012 11:50 AM CST
Steve, I have all of those roses and none of them are duds. I love Lafter and she grows huge here - as does Peggy Martin. Climbing Pinkie reblooms all summer here but the cane tips seem to die back (?) which is less than perfectly lovely. Also she is more of a heaping rose for me than a climber.
Name: Cindi
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Jun 2, 2012 11:57 AM CST
Wow! Ditto to everything porkpal said!
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Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: Southwest Gardening Roses
Jun 2, 2012 3:26 PM CST
porkpal & Cindi, thanks for the summaries.

Sue & Zuzu, the e-mail is all html, so I cannot paste it here. The order system seems not reflect the reduced prices: neither does it let you select immediate shipment. Toll-free phone goes to an answering service. The toll-free number is 1-800-441-0002. I might try their Customer Service number 979-836-9051 Monday. I do wish it were easier to save $9 a rose.

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