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Name: Red
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knoxred
Feb 28, 2010 11:20 AM CST
Here's the links to the rose recommendation lists from rosarians in our state:
East TN (Tennessee Rose Society): http://www.tennesseerosesociety.org/
Middle TN (Nashville Rose Society): http://www.nashvillerosesociety.com/FavoriteRoses.html
West TN ( Memphis Rose Society): http://www.rosesocieties.com/memphisrosesociety/mrsrosevarie...
Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Feb 28, 2010 12:03 PM CST
Oh sure, you do that *after* I ordered all those roses from the Co-op forum.... I don't even want to look!
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Name: Phyl
Mtns of East TN (Zone 6b)
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nanniepb
Feb 28, 2010 7:39 PM CST
does anyone do anything like giving coffee grounds, banana peels on their roses?

my granny would even take her potato peelings and scatter them around the bottom of her roses.
My next house will have no kitchen - just vending machines and a large trash can.

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Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Mar 1, 2010 8:12 AM CST
I bought my mom one of those "Evelyn" roses and it's her best rose in Tennessee. I don't know if it's normal for the English Roses to do well here but we've had it for years.

I bought "Easy Does It" and "Cinco de Mayo." I hope they grow well here!
Name: Kristy
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SpinQueen
Mar 4, 2010 2:24 PM CST
Phyl - yes. Our grandmas & grandpas were sure smart no?? Thumbs up

My grandmother had tons of roses & always used coffee grinds, left over coffee pouring it right on the plant & banana peels. She used crushed egg shells to keep out slugs & other bugs. She would circle the bottom of the plant with them so nothing could climb up the plants.

The coffee grinds are used because they are acidic for acid loving plants like roses & azaleas. The grinds also help bring earthworms & release nitrogen.

I don't know a 'ton' about roses, but have consulted with my local rosarian here & have learned a lot. I have several old english types I planted last year & hope to add many more this year. I plan on using those same techniques my grandmother used in her garden.



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Name: Phyl
Mtns of East TN (Zone 6b)
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nanniepb
Mar 4, 2010 10:33 PM CST
me too!

that one is gorgeous.
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Name: Molly Denza
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mollyd1953
Mar 5, 2010 5:45 AM CST
Red I noticed they emphazised eatern Tn on that web page you linked above. Any clues on roses for middle Tn? I like the ones like the Kristy posted above. I'd also like a couple of climbers in yellow and a deep pink. Tried a few times in NY to grow them but winter always killed them off for me. Took too much work protecting them to be worth it for me.

MollyD
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Name: Red
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knoxred
Mar 5, 2010 6:24 AM CST
Here's the favorite list from the Nashville Rose Society. http://www.nashvillerosesociety.com/FavoriteRoses.html
Name: Red
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knoxred
Mar 5, 2010 6:25 AM CST
And here's from the Memphis Rose Society... http://www.rosesocieties.com/memphisrosesociety/mrsrosevarie...
Name: Red
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knoxred
Mar 5, 2010 6:26 AM CST
I'll copy those up to the top post for easy reference.
Name: Molly Denza
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mollyd1953
Mar 5, 2010 6:29 PM CST
Thanks Red,

Looks like Golden Showers is the only yellow they recommended. I tried to grow that one in NY and after doing nicely all summer it croaked during the winter. Maybe I'll have better luck with it down here. Saw lots of roses being offered at Lowes today but didn't know how good the quality was.

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Name: Phyl
Mtns of East TN (Zone 6b)
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nanniepb
Mar 6, 2010 10:47 AM CST
i'm just here for a minute, but they didnt recommend Lady Banks roses for this area either and I saw new growth on it yesterday. I meant to wrap it or bring it in for the winter, but cold weather hit quick, so then I just held my breath.

Lady banks is a small, soft yellow, fluffy rose (in my mind, anyhow) but its a GREAT climber in the south. not your traditional petals is what I am trying to describe.
I planted it and (i think) Phyllis Bide last spring and both are growing well.

over here we dont get below zero for long periods.

be back when i can.

oh...no change on my uncle. its been almost 48 hours now. unresponsive. no brain activity except clusters which they say are seizures. i'm not going today but we have family in town. its been a long week.

My next house will have no kitchen - just vending machines and a large trash can.

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Name: Molly Denza
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mollyd1953
Mar 6, 2010 1:53 PM CST
Phyl sorry your uncle hasn't improved yet. Hang in there. God will do what is best for your uncle.

Is Lady Banks scented? I prefer my roses to be scented.

MollyD
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Name: Red
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knoxred
Mar 6, 2010 2:29 PM CST
We're all thinking of you, Phyl. Sorry the news isn't better.


On all these rose recommendations, remember it's the standard group of "easy" roses to grow in any given area. It doesn't mean that other roses wouldn't also be good choices. Go ahead and push those boundaries!
Name: Molly Denza
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mollyd1953
Mar 6, 2010 2:42 PM CST
Hard to do Red when your background in roses is very limited. I once grew one called the Dutchess of Edinburgh. Lasted about 5 years and then pouf. It was sold as a heritage roses.
I liked it.

MollyD
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Name: Red
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knoxred
Mar 8, 2010 9:50 AM CST
If there's a rose you like,and it didn't make the favorite list of one of the TN groups, try surrounding states's lists. Conditions in GA or KY may be similar enough that you'll be all right with one of their choices. Also check with zuzu in the Roses forum. While she's based in California, she's grown a LOT of the different varieties personally and could help rate your choices.
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Name: Molly Denza
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mollyd1953
Mar 8, 2010 12:46 PM CST
Thanks Red! I'll do that. I'm not that familiar with Roses to have favorites. Mostly wanted to move the odds in my favor which they've never been before with roses.

MollyD
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Name: Red
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knoxred
Mar 8, 2010 3:44 PM CST
I've been in database mode too long. My first thought was "let's create a database of roses that do well here."

It's time for me to emerge from databasing and rejoin the real world. I've missed everybody. Crying
Name: Molly Denza
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mollyd1953
Mar 8, 2010 5:45 PM CST
Is that dust in your hair Red? Whistling

MollyD
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Name: Phyl
Mtns of East TN (Zone 6b)
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nanniepb
Mar 8, 2010 9:56 PM CST
Hi all. I'm peeking in. Ive been home all day, just felt like I was so behind.They took my uncle off of the respirator and he made that hurdle but the EEG's don't give us much hope. at least they moved him to a room this afternoon, so we can only take it day by day.

it seems like everytime I found a rose I liked....i moved and left it behind.
I like to look around on the Antique Rose Emporium...the 'search' feature is easy to look for specifics.


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