Roses forum: Great Finds at Mid-Summer Sales

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Name: Mike Stewart
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Mike
Aug 3, 2010 8:01 PM CST
I stopped by one of my favorite nurseries this past weekend, and was pleasantly surprised to see that they were having a half-price sale on their roses. I was surprised, because this nursery rarely puts anything on sale. At first I was skeptical, because by the time August comes around, the canes on most nursery roses are dried out and suffering from heat stress. But as I looked at the base of the roses to see how many green canes each plant had, I was surprised to see that there were some very healthy plants. So I got three really big French Lace floribundas in full bloom, a large Benjamin Britten, a tall Queen Elizabeth grandiflora for the back of the border, a very upright Austin Falstaff in full bloom, and a Sexy Rexy, one of my favorite floribundas, also in full bloom. Each one was just $10!

Then I drove two blocks down the street to a Home Depot that has an exceptionally good garden center, and their roses were on sale for $9.49, and once again, many of them were in really good condition. So I got a Mother of Pearl grandiflora, a Love and Peace hybrid tea, a Cinco De Mayo floribunda in full bloom, a Marmalade Skies floribunda in full bloom, an Alpricot Candy hybrid tea, and a Red Eden climber. Each one had lots of strong canes, healthy foliage, and no blackspot!

Here are the three French Laces I purchased, the Benjamin Britten, and the Red Eden.


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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Aug 3, 2010 8:54 PM CST

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Wow! Those look great, and what good prices!
Name: Toni
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Skiekitty
Aug 3, 2010 8:58 PM CST
My kinda sale!! Yay!! Pics of the Falstaff, please.. a dreamed of Austin for me...
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Name: Suzanne
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Calif_Sue
Aug 3, 2010 9:10 PM CST

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Wow, great prices and plants! I am waiting for Regans 1/2 price sale after Labor day and your sales beat their prices.
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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Aug 3, 2010 10:31 PM CST
That was some good shopping! The plants look terrific!
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Calsurf73
Aug 3, 2010 10:48 PM CST
Is Red Eden fragrant ?????
You totally scored with those plants and prices.
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b)
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Mike
Aug 4, 2010 7:13 AM CST
Yes, Red Eden is quite fragrant. I've decided to grow it on the west side of the house. The others will go into a space that I've cleared by trimming some overhanging branches of trees to let in more sunlight.

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