Roses forum: Late-season sale roses

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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Jun 9, 2011 8:31 PM CST

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I bought some roses from the J&P red tag sale and the Edmunds' half-price sale. The J&P roses arrived today, four bare-root roses in a box with a little piece of plastic covering them. Nothing else. They are dry, dry, dry as a bone and loaded with black canes. They're not the worst roses I've ever received. I once got a shipment from Hortico in which 7 of the 9 roses were stone dead, without a single living cane or root, and I paid full price for those. The ones from J&P have at least 2 living canes each, so it could be worse.

I'll let you know the state of the roses from Edmunds' when I get them.
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Jun 9, 2011 11:42 PM CST
oh geez.. *hug* I'm so sorry!! That totally sucks!!! Sad :( Sad who did you order?
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Jun 9, 2011 11:58 PM CST

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From J&P I ordered Nancy Reagan, Sweetness, and two Shazams (one for me and one for Sue). The roses from Edmunds' will be (I hope) Koko Loco and Glenda Marie.
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
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Skiekitty
Jun 10, 2011 11:38 AM CST
Well, if it's any consolation, my Royal Amethyst I got from Edmunds was DOA.. never did anything, no leaves, no nothing. Koko Loco has leaves, but hasn't really taken off yet. I can get Sweetness locally if you need me to. Love that Shazam!!! Wow! Smiling And that Glenda Marie.. holy guacamole, I really really REALLY love that one! Damn!!

Shazam http://www.helpmefind.com/gardening/l.php?l=2.65010
Glenda Marie http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=2.21100.1
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Jun 10, 2011 3:48 PM CST

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The box from Edmunds' Roses arrived today. They aren't fabulous, but they're a lot better looking than the J&P roses I received yesterday.

The best rose of all, though, came from Toni today. It's a 5-gallon Orchid Masterpiece that Toni removed from the container and sent without the soil. She packed it so well that only the tops of the canes look slightly wilted, and I would have cut them off before planting anyway.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Jun 10, 2011 4:06 PM CST
A rose-lover's packing job!
Porkpal
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
Jun 10, 2011 5:40 PM CST
*Blush* *Blush* *Blush*
you be embarrassing me!!
*Blush* *Blush* *Blush*

I just packed them on the best way I could figure out on how to pack a big ol' rose w/o it costing a ton of $$. And I didn't want to cut those as I know that would put even more stress on the poor rose plus I wanted to show what the bloom looked like.
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Name: aka GardenQuilts
Pocono Mountains, PA
Andi
Jun 11, 2011 12:52 AM CST
I was tempted by the Edmunds sale, but I refrained. I was interested in a couple of the new roses by Radler. I may be able to find them in person or from another source.

If I got grafted roses with dead canes, I would take pictures and call for replacements. It is their own fault for sending them in bad condition sale or not.
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Jun 11, 2011 1:01 AM CST

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Any replacements I'd get this late in the season could look even worse, Andi. I imagine they sent me the best they had left in stock.
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Pocono Mountains, PA
Andi
Jun 11, 2011 1:59 AM CST
You could call them anyway. You never know. If they send you a replacement, between the two you may get a rose's worth of canes.

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