Roses forum: Preordering for 2013 - Roses Unlimited

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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Jul 22, 2012 5:54 PM CST
Please someone smack me up side the head. I really need to be beat. Seriously.

I just ordered 7 roses for the upcoming 2013 year, requesting them to be shipped to me no later than April 15th. I have some that survived for me nicely, so I'm going to try them early & hopefully get them well established during the summer so they actually grow up. This is what I ordered:

Blue River http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=2.762
Blueberry Hill http://www.helpmefind.com/gardening/l.php?l=2.765.2
Coffee Country http://www.helpmefind.com/gardening/l.php?l=2.1247&tab=1
Distant Thunder http://www.helpmefind.com/gardening/l.php?l=2.36888
Star of the Nile http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=2.32690.0
Brown Study http://www.helpmefind.com/gardening/l.php?l=2.21059

Should run me about $166. Yikes. LOL Thank goodness my DH is tolerant of me spending boatloads of $ on stupid flowers, as he puts it.

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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Jul 22, 2012 6:07 PM CST

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I won't beat you. All seven are great roses!
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Jul 22, 2012 6:31 PM CST
I think Brown Study is stunning!
Porkpal
Name: Cindi
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 7a)
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CindiKS
Jul 22, 2012 10:15 PM CST
Star of the Nile has been on my wishlist for a while.....that's a good one. Heirloom has it, and I was real close to leaving it on my order.
Guess I'll just have to drool over your pictures of it next year.
Coffee Country is beautiful too. After Zuzu and Sue posted all the pics of the russet colored roses, I started looking for them.
Roses are the least stupid purchases I've made recently. They handle heat better than any other plant out here. They are way way better than the natives we're supposed to use--my echinaceas are shredded by grasshoppers and look like crap from the hail and sun. The native (improved ornamental varieties) grasses have entered summer dormancy so they are ugly and dried up.
Even the annuals don't bloom for as many days as the roses. I have not fed the roses for at least 6 weeks, because it's been too hot! They still bloom, though.
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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Charter ATP Member Irises Salvias Xeriscape Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Skiekitty
Jul 22, 2012 11:19 PM CST
I ordered Star of the Nile last year (2011) and I got 2 of them.. one for me & one for Alan in AZ (he wanted just 1 rose & they have a 3 rose minimum, so I just added it to mine & he paid me for the 1). His made it (as far as I know), mine did not (I lost a whole boatload of roses in that batch.. almost 75%). This year, what I'm going to do is keep them in a 55 aquarium if it's too cold/snowy/ground's frozen until the weather's nice enough. I'm betting that the ground *will* be good enough for me to dig some holes, so I'll put them in the ground (after hardening them off.. major pain in the patookie), then bury them up to their eyeballs in mulch until after Mother's day just in case (I'll use my plastic pot "rosecones" I made a few years ago.. that worked out like a charm on the one I did that to in the back).

I'm gonna keep my fingers crossed!
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