Roses forum: Don't go to Lowes just to "look around"

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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
May 18, 2010 7:25 PM CST
Your credit card will love you for it. Your spouse, probably not as much.

They had just gotten in a truck of roses. I picked up a Theresa Bugnet, 2 Singin' the Blues, and a Peter Mayle. The Peter Mayle states in HMF is good only to zone 7, but I'm gonna try it. You never ever EVER know! They had a million Sterling Silvers, but I limited myself.

Gah do those Singin' the Blues smell like heaven!!
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TweetsnTreats
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
May 19, 2010 9:18 AM CST
One of the "Singin' the Blues" had an open blossom, so I took that to work with me today. OMG, I wish you could smell this.. this rose is one of the most scented roses I've ever smelled. I can actually still feel the perfume in my throat!

(excuse the desk)

Only problem is that it makes for a lousy single-cut rose because it is a floribunda.

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Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TweetsnTreats
Name: Alfred aka Beach Bum
Jersey Shore, NJ
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Tex68
May 19, 2010 7:11 PM CST
I always go to Lowe's to 'look around' yet somehow a plant or some plants always manage to hitch ride with me on the way home.

Seriously, that's what I like about Lowe's. Wide assortment, the best selections, native or hybrids, and best of all - very reasonable prices.
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
May 20, 2010 10:20 AM CST
Plus a 1 year guarantee that is no-fuss. I *like* that part. Besides, I could have bought a nursery-grown Singin' the Blues for $39.99 that I would have to harden off OR buy the same-exact size Singin' the Blues that's outside, abuse-ready for $10. And I may have a coupon or two.

Hmm.. let's think. LOL!!! Another point is that while I'm oogling the roses & whatnot, DH can be slobbering over the tools (that I won't buy him). So it's a win-win for everyone!
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TweetsnTreats
Name: Alfred aka Beach Bum
Jersey Shore, NJ
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Tex68
May 20, 2010 11:27 AM CST
Home Depot's garden center on the other hand - in my opinion is not as good as Lowe's. But time to time, they too have some good stuff. Also, if you're a member of their garden club, you get coupons like every two weeks or so. Last week, one of the coupons were B1G1 Free Rose plant. I had signed-up on 2 of my email accounts, so I got 2 coupons (each coupon is specific to an email account for single use).

They happened to have mature Week's climbing roses in 4 gallon pots. Very vigorous, healthy, plenty of branches and long canes. $29.99 each. So I got 4 of them for the price of 2. I got Sky's the Limit, Aloha, America, and Royal Sunset.

If you sign-up right now online I think you can still avail of the coupon as I believe it was going to expire on the 24th,

Here's a bloom on Sky's the Limit:

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
May 20, 2010 12:24 PM CST
I did the same thing, plus I have access to my mom's account, so I can get 3 coupons. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

But, I prefer HD over Lowes. I just happen to be in Lowes looking for trellises. I love that Sky's the Limit!
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TweetsnTreats
Name: Alfred aka Beach Bum
Jersey Shore, NJ
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Tex68
May 20, 2010 7:01 PM CST
Ok, now you're cheating! Rolling my eyes. Problem with them too was they didn't have that much selection. I had to go to 2 stores to get my selections.

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