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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Dec 2, 2010 2:42 PM CST
Well, I blew my Christmas budget on myself. First time ever. I have bought Christmas gifts for family first, but I try to get done shopping by end of October. That way, I can just sit back & laugh at people (DH) who wait to the last second (this year, he'll probably be shopping on Christmas Eve. Again. Must be a guy thing.) Anyways, I wanted to know how much my order with Roses Unlimited was, and what was I getting? as I did it over the phone this year and not via email like normal. And this is what I'm getting:

Florence DeLattre http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=21.156002
Lavender Dream http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=21.136695
Twilight Tryst http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=21.62117 (I bought this this year, but I killed it Sad )
English Perfume http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=21.1628 (Zuzu's fault)
Cajun Moon http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=21.105935
Natasha Monet http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=21.54988 (accidentally killed this one, too)
Silver Shadows http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=21.93559
Solitude http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=21.128285 (I just hope mine's half as beautiful as this one)
Buxom Beauty (a.k.a. Parole) http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=21.134021
Brilliant Veranda (a.k.a. Brilliant Flower Circus) http://www.helpmefind.com/gardening/l.php?l=21.115856
Veldfire http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=21.128984 (accidentally killed this one from Pickering this year)
Lady X http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=21.125362 (super close to Sterling Silver, but still gorgeous)
Star of the Nile x2 http://www.rdrop.com/~paul/modern/starofthenile.html (thanks Alan!)
New Year http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=21.64606 (mine passed away.. sad little "bodybag" rose that didn't make the winter)

All said and done, almost $400 in roses. But that's it on my rose shopping for the year, I think.

Until Zuzu, Alan, & Calif-Sue shows me something else I can't live without. LOLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Whistling Whistling Whistling
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TweetsnTreats
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Dec 2, 2010 3:19 PM CST
Once you smell the fragrance of Star of the Nile, you will be lost, floating in a Nile garden pool fit for a queen. No kidding! The most beautiful rose fragrance to every touch my nose. Smells most wonderful in the late afternoons. Sometimes in the morning, I couldn't even smell it. Looks like a fine collection. That English Perfume looks delightful too.

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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Dec 2, 2010 6:54 PM CST

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What a wonderful list! And I love the way you illustrated it with links to HMF.
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
May 1, 2011 9:52 PM CST
Got in my order on Friday.. but it's been in the 20s at night & 40s in the day, so I'm holding off until Monday to finally put them in the ground. I cracked open one box because one of my cats crawled on top & his fat butt busted through the tape... *swoon!!!* Drooling Drooling Drooling Drooling

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I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TweetsnTreats
Name: Gloria Levely
Sanford Mi. (Zone 5b)
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glevely
May 2, 2011 4:27 AM CST
WOW how nice Thumbs up
Richmond TX (Zone 9a)
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vossner
May 3, 2011 11:54 AM CST
Kitty, I'm so impressed w/ your list. I had forgotten about RU, when all i've gotten from them has done great. Well, must be due to my running out of real estate. However, your list has convinced me that MAYBE, just MAYBE, I can squeeze a couple more. I am not optimistic but I have written them asking for availability on Natasha Monet, plus I found they may have Marco Polo which I can plant in my garden as the DH rose. Marco Polo is yellow, his fave color. I think this is the one that should be in my garden. Hope RU has it but not holding my breath as it is so late in the season.

I have given up on my quest for Apricot Sunblaze. Marco Polo is better anyway, being yellow and all.
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
May 3, 2011 12:13 PM CST

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Nery, isn't it almost time for the annual RU sale? Sometimes the roses are half-price and sometimes they're 3 for the price of 2. I'd hold out until then if I were you. I think they always have a sale in May.
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
May 3, 2011 12:22 PM CST

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Sorry, Nery. I gave you a bum steer. The RU sale is always in June. In 2009 they had two sales: one in June and another one in August. Every other year they've only had a big sale in June. You might not want to wait that long.
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
May 3, 2011 12:39 PM CST
I'll be putting in my babies (well, some of them as I *HURT*.. did a LOT of yardwork moving rock around on Sunday, in addition to the planting of 4 lilacs, 2 trees, 7 roses, 6 salvias, 2 silvermounds, and dug out two HUMUNGO Russian Sages) in the ground tonight/tomorrow.. that first box I think were the only ones to have blossoms. But the weather's *finally* turned warm (in the 60s-70s all week finally) and I want to get them in the ground before it rains again. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! I can't wait!!!
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TweetsnTreats
Richmond TX (Zone 9a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
vossner
May 3, 2011 5:16 PM CST
thanks Z for the tip. I'm in no hurry, so I may wait. RU has not responded yet so nothing is final so far.

Last week was in the 90s and I was wondering how I was going to survive summer. Being overheated from April thru Sep. was nothing I was looking forward to. Bad enough to have to suffer from June -Sep. Then this week I'm wearing a thin cardigan b/c it's that cool, like May's supposed to be around here. Meterorological insanity.

Kitty, rain sent this way will be welcome.

here is Mrs. Robinson which I got from either Cliff or Vintage, don't remember. Zu, you had said I'd love and I do.

Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
May 3, 2011 5:18 PM CST
We are forecast for the triple digits next week, toward the end of the week...uggg!

























Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
May 3, 2011 7:01 PM CST

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What a good photo, Nery. Isn't it a sweet thing? I loved mine when it bloomed and I knew you would love it too. We bought it from Cliff. Vintage may be selling it now, but Cliff was the only one selling it when we bought it.

Cliff created the rose. I talked to him about it a little and he said it's really special to him. He named it after a very good friend of his.
Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
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Steve812
May 3, 2011 9:43 PM CST
I have one, too. It's in its second season and grows very well on its own roots.
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
May 3, 2011 10:15 PM CST

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It does grow well on its own roots, I agree, Steve. Cliff did a good job.
Richmond TX (Zone 9a)
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vossner
May 4, 2011 4:29 PM CST
I think I'm getting Natasha Monet, Brilliant Veranda and Buxom Beauty. There is no "nery" rose so buxom will have to serve as my namesake. very fitting....the buxom part, that is.

Kitty, I have Cl New Year and it looks just like the one you ordered. I'm thinking that mine isn't really a cl. but rather a shrub, which is totally fine w/ me.

I will ck out the June sale if I decide to create a new bed, which I swore up and down I was not gonna do.
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
May 4, 2011 5:10 PM CST

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I'm sure the beauty part is applicable too, Nery.
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
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Skiekitty
May 4, 2011 6:41 PM CST
Put all the roses in teh ground tonight. CanNOT wait until I start to see some blooms in a few weeks! Weather's going to be in the 70s in the day & 40s at night, so that should be just fine... Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TweetsnTreats
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
May 4, 2011 7:16 PM CST

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That sounds like perfect weather for a great start. I'm so glad you and your roses are on your way now.
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 23, 2011 10:40 AM CST
Damn.
Damn damn damn.

You know, when it gets to be the middle of May, you'd expect the weather to warm up just a little bit. I did pile the mulch up around everyone, but I still think I lost a couple of roses... Buxom Beauty & Pure Poetry lost all their leaves. The canes are still green all the way down almost to the dirt (I buried them about 18" down each), but.. *cries*
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TweetsnTreats
Name: Gloria Levely
Sanford Mi. (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: Michigan Lilies Irises
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glevely
May 23, 2011 5:25 PM CST
crossing my fingers for you Lovey dubby may be they will be fine when it warms up

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