Roses forum: Anyone ever order from Roses inc. Tulsa?

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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Aug 21, 2012 10:10 AM CST
I'm seriously thinking about ordering some bareroots from them this year:

Kosmos http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=21.203670
Love Song http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=21.205160
Blue Skies http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=21.144395
Prairie Breeze http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=21.186310

These are like $21 each plus shipping (not sure on shipping costs).

http://rosesinctulsa.com/uploads/3/1/0/6/3106326/roses_inc._...

Good bad indifferent? Daves Watchdog shows a couple of negative due to the online ordering, but I'm used to things like that unfortunately.
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Aug 21, 2012 5:41 PM CST

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They stopped shipping roses for a couple of years recently, and that was when I got interested in them, unfortunately, so I never did order anything from them. I'm tempted to buy Cinnamon Dolce and Dawning Moment from them because the ones I received from Edmunds' and Regan were lousy-looking things from the start and probably will never recover from their inferior beginnings. Both arrived bare-root with only one live cane and they still have only that single cane.

They offer a 10% discount on orders placed before December.
Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: Southwest Gardening Roses
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Steve812
Aug 24, 2012 8:21 AM CST
I'll be interested to hear your verdict, Toni. Prairie Breeze looks like a real garden 'doer' and Kosmos looks like a bright spot.

Slightly off topic but ... your list of roses reminded me that you like "blue" roses, Toni. I was in the garden yesterday observing Paradise, Shocking Blue, and Barbara Streisand - mixed in with a few white roses - and I noticed that Charles de Gaulle was blooming, too. A few days earlier I had compared de Gaulle's fragrance to some of the others on that list and found it to be a little stronger and much more delicious. But de Gaulle distinguishes itself from afar, too: the color of the flowers have much less reddish tint in them than the blue roses on the list above. My recollection is that I got it from Palatine.
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!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Colorado Enjoys or suffers cold winters Cat Lover
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Skiekitty
Aug 24, 2012 8:33 AM CST
I don't have Charles de Gaulle.. I was planning on ordering it from Palatine if it's available next week. nodding nodding nodding It's definitely on my wishlist. Paradise is a very nice rose, but no scent. I've tried Shocking Blue 3 times now (twice with RU, once with Cliff) and they've all croaked (!), Babs is a VERY strong rose that grows like a weed! What whites do you have mixed in with your blues? I want to get Pope John Paul, Full Sale, and a few others to mix in with my blues in my pond area. My Stainless Steel always bloom more white than blue, anyways. Thinking about when I pull the bluebeards out of the pond area to put red red roses there and then have the whites in with the Sterling Silvers/Heirloom/Tardi Gris/Poseidon/Singin' the Blues/etc. Like Oklahoma / Olympiad / Mr. Lincolns in the back section so that it forces more of a focal point on the blues in the front.
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Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: Southwest Gardening Roses
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Steve812
Aug 24, 2012 9:46 AM CST
I have Janet Carnochan, which produces very nicely formed, fragrant blossoms with good regularity. It never seems to have more than two blossoms to offer, but it almost always has one. Moonstone is another white. Only in cool weather is the famous blush edging evident, and I find that the blossoms blow a little faster than I'm used to for HT roses; but it's a vigorous, stout bush that makes a great garden plant. My recollection was that Shocking Blue came from Palatine; sadly, I don't see it on the list this year.

Pope John Paul II is on my wish list, not sure whether he'll make it into the garden this year.

I'm looking for a hybrid tea rose that can replace MAAB. What I like about MAAB is the dark pink color that somehow manages to be strong but not over-saturated. I like that MAAB is pretty generous with blooms, once established. And MAAB can have good fragrance. But I did not prep the area for MAAB when I bought it and the rose is not doing as well as I'd like. In any case, I'm considering Buxom Beauty and Beverly. Any advice?
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!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Colorado Enjoys or suffers cold winters Cat Lover
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Skiekitty
Aug 24, 2012 11:31 AM CST
My Buxom Beauty survived from RU, but wasn't prolific with blooms this year & bloomed almost white. If you can find it, get Duftrausch. Honestly one of the best bloomers I had. Gorgeous HT, very scented, beautiful pink, I was impressed!



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Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: Southwest Gardening Roses
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Steve812
Aug 25, 2012 10:56 AM CST
Good suggestion, Toni. Thanks.
Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: Southwest Gardening Roses
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Steve812
Sep 13, 2012 5:04 PM CST
I finally clicked on the link. What a nice selection!. Because of my love of fragrant roses and my mailing address, I've imagined Arizona should be in my garden. I've also been wanting Brigadoon, Broadway, and Sundowner. Of course, most of these roses are also offered by RU. Any thoughts?
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Sep 13, 2012 6:33 PM CST

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You certainly do need Arizona in your garden. It's a gorgeous rose. You'll love it.

My choice would be this nursery because the roses from RU are own-root and grafted hybrid teas and grandifloras perform much better, but that's just my preference.
Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: Southwest Gardening Roses
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Steve812
Sep 14, 2012 9:18 AM CST
I appreciate the input, I was thinking the same thing.

Did anyone see what shipping costs were from roses inc tulsa? Hopefully less than RU's $8 per rose.
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!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Colorado Enjoys or suffers cold winters Cat Lover
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Skiekitty
Sep 14, 2012 10:39 AM CST
Steve - I just talked to the owner, Mark, and he stated that he charges exactly what the USPS charges with flat rate boxes. I'm excited! He stated that these are not little 1 year plants but are decent sized. They will be shipped in the spring. I'm going to order next month. nodding
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TweetsnTreats
Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: Southwest Gardening Roses
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Steve812
Sep 14, 2012 12:24 PM CST
Hmm. I have to start thinking about some unused bits of my garden a bit differently now. Maybe the veggies can wait.

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