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This thread is in reply to a blog post by Sharon entitled "Superman Roses".
Name: Vicki
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vic
Sep 9, 2011 3:06 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Oh that's funny Sharon...

I have one and six that aren't Big Grin BUT, the one I have does in fact get eaten by Japanese beetles. Maybe your neighbor has some kind of super strain or something??

All your roses are beautiful. I love roses - their scent, their beauty.

One rose I don't have and would love to have is David Austin. But then sometimes it's more fun to dream about, huh?

You'll think I'm crazy but we got 2 1/2 inches of rain from TS Lee and my garden is still bone dry. All that rain up in the NE needs to slide SW!

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Sharon
Sep 9, 2011 3:11 PM CST
I miss the rain, Vic. I really need to smell the rain.
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vic
Sep 9, 2011 3:46 PM CST
I get that...I really do Lovey dubby
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Horseshoe
Sep 9, 2011 10:04 PM CST
I like Knock Out roses. But I like your ranting about them better!

Beautiful pics, by the way. Love 'em all!

I think my favorite roses are some Rugosa's I planted 20 plus years ago...low-maintenance (like a Knock Out), bloom forever, gives nice-sized rose hips, and never need spraying. Even Jap Beetles don't tear them down like the other roses I 'used' to have. (Carefree comes to mind, a Jap beetle magnet.)

Hang in there, Sharon...we'll send rain this fall.

Shoe

Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Sep 9, 2011 10:20 PM CST
Thanks Shoe. I like roses too. I just get aggravated when they are picture perfect day after day after day. Yup, I like rugrosas, teas, I love roses. Mostly I like those that are old and have memories with them. I haven't made a good memory yet with Superman roses!!
Maybe tomorrow.

And yes, I'd love love love to have some rain.
A few drops would be so good.
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threegardeners
Sep 10, 2011 7:42 AM CST
It pains me to say this...but I just might have to get me some Superman roses. Wonder if they're hardy up here?

You see, I've been trying for years to grow a rose....any rose...I've killed so many I should be put away!

Maybe the Superman are the way to go?
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vic
Sep 10, 2011 8:31 AM CST
In the first box at the top of this link is info on roses for your zone Lee Anne Thumbs up

http://www.midwestgardentips.com/knock_out_roses.html
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Sharon
Sep 10, 2011 9:07 AM CST
Now that might be reason enough to get one, Lee Anne, your inability to have them there. See, maybe then it would be challenging and you could talk to it, beg it, feed it, all those things that they don't require here. Those things that make life interesting.

In your instance, I'd say go for it.
But only one, just to see how it would do. Big Grin
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MaryE
Sep 16, 2011 6:39 AM CST
My rose blooms are long gone, but the bushy little roses in the bank parking lot's little inferno strips along the street are still doing their thing. I should get some of whatever they are. They'd add some color, and maybe the deer would eat them instead of taking bites of my tomatoes, squash, plums, apples, etc.
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Sharon
Sep 16, 2011 9:27 AM CST
Hi Mary.
It's for sure those Superman roses need little or no care.
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MaryE
Sep 16, 2011 2:00 PM CST
I did a google search and found this page from the breeder of Knockout roses.

http://www.conard-pyle.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/koplants.spl...

Just in case you (like me) want some of them. There is even a place to type in your zip code and find someplace close to you that sells them. (Close is a relative term, in my case the "close" source is 100 miles!)
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Horseshoe
Sep 16, 2011 3:22 PM CST
I grow and sell them every year. Although I still like the old-fashioned types I like the Knock Outs also. I started growing the "Drift Series" about four years ago, also long blooming and a product of Conard Pyle.

My absolutely favorite is the "Peach" rose because it tends to change colors, up to five(!) during its flowering period. It's not unusual to have each color at the same time once the flowering is in full force.

Shoe (sorry to be putting a crown on the Superman, Sharon!) Smiling
Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Sep 16, 2011 3:57 PM CST
Actually Shoe, I love the peach knockouts. It's that never ending never changing always the exact same red one that I don't really care much about.

I'll look for peach.
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Horseshoe
Sep 16, 2011 4:18 PM CST
Here ya go....
This is one color...


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Horseshoe
Sep 16, 2011 4:19 PM CST
Here are flowers in the light pinkish stage:

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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Sep 16, 2011 4:19 PM CST
Ahhhhhhh....I think I just have to have that.
So beautiful.
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Horseshoe
Sep 16, 2011 4:20 PM CST
And my favorite rose pic, similar to the first pic, but with a Haiku:


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Horseshoe
Sep 16, 2011 4:22 PM CST
I'll send you one, probably best to do so in the spring, eh?

Shoe
Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Sep 16, 2011 4:23 PM CST
Awwwww sweet. Fits that lovely blossom, too.

If you were trying to convince me, Shoe, ignoring multiple reds all in a row, I could learn to love that peach Superman Rose.
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Sharon
Sep 16, 2011 4:25 PM CST
Oh Shoe, yes. Probably so, since at the moment my soil is much like kiln baked clay.
I could easily do a tap dance on it, complete with all the noise.

Yes. Spring would be lovely.
What a sweetheart.
If you sent it now, you'd have to send with it some rain.
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