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Growing Roses in Colorado

By Skiekitty
February 10, 2013

Roses: Ah, the "Queen of Flowers," the most popular flower given to sweethearts on Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, and even "oops, I messed up, honey, but here's a bouquet to make it better" day. You can grow roses!

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Name: Vicki
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vic
Feb 9, 2013 6:41 PM CST
and lovely roses Toni!

Thank you for all the information Thumbs up

They are all beautiful but the blue one and topsy turvy are so different and lovely.

My dad grew Mr. Lincoln and it reminds me of him Lovey dubby

I do deal with heat, humidity, and Japanese beetles Thumbs down
Name: Mary
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MaryE
Feb 10, 2013 9:37 AM CST
Thank you, Toni. My climate is hot and dry in the summer, cold and mostly dry in the winter. We recieve less than 10 inches of precipitation annually. I now see why my "body bag" roses haven't done well, and also you've busted the myth that if the graft is buried the rose will only be what the roots are.

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Name: Magga
Reykjavik, Iceland (Zone 4a)
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magga
Feb 10, 2013 11:48 AM CST
Lovely article and good info Hurray! . I almost can smell the roses. Have you tried R. Rhapsody in Blue. That is one of the roses I will get this spring. Lovey dubby
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Name: Toni
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Skiekitty
Feb 10, 2013 1:31 PM CST
Magga - I love my Rhapsody in Blue.




Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TweetsnTreats
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Feb 10, 2013 5:52 PM CST
Great article, Toni! You've been holding out on us!
Ha ha, "body bags!" Hilarious!
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Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Feb 12, 2013 6:02 PM CST
"Body Bags" Rolling on the floor laughing Potted roses are the best choice for sure. Great info and photos.
Name: woofie
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woofie
May 7, 2013 11:24 AM CST
Ok, Toni. If my shiny new Angel Face doesn't survive being buried up to it's elbows, I'm coming after you! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
May 7, 2013 11:29 AM CST
Woofie - Angel Face is a very very strong rose, so you should have zero problems! My first Angel Face I actually gave to a neighbor. She planted it 100% wrong.. bud union like 3" above the ground in a rock garden w/NO winter protection and it comes back year after year! Plus you can find that one own-root if you want (I'd recommend own-root for colder climates like ours).
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
May 7, 2013 12:05 PM CST
Really? Own root? Oooh! Where? I love that rose; my Mom bought me my first one so it has enormous sentimental value as well as being one of my favorite colors.
Not quite bullet proof, tho. DH found me one last year, but it looks pretty sad this year. I think it's toast. This new one (Walmart's finest $10.88) actually looks pretty frisky. And I have a much better location for it, too. Smiling
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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
May 7, 2013 12:29 PM CST
Woofie - As long as it's alive, keep pluggin' along w/it! Feed it heavily and it should booster right up. And that's better than my Home Depot $8.88 specials...

If you're looking for it in own-root, Roses Unlimited (http://www.rosesunlimitedownroot.com) has the climber variety available. Also, keep watch on what Palatine Roses (http://www.palatineroses.com).. I *highly* recommend their roses!! They're not own-root, but theirs is to DIE for! (check this thread out The thread "And Palatine Delivers!!" in Roses forum)
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Cinta
Jun 3, 2013 4:57 PM CST
Great article. Thank you.

Question. The last picture. Do you have roses planted that tight together?
Name: Toni
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Skiekitty
Jun 3, 2013 10:47 PM CST
Cinta - That's my mini bed. They're all planted within 6-8 inches of each other because they're all pretty small plants. When they start blooming, I'll take pictures of that area from the side rather than the front.
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TweetsnTreats

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