Roses forum: Miniature Rose Question

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Name: Jack
Tehachapi, Ca. (Zone 8a)
Jbodenmann
Jan 16, 2020 10:32 AM CST
Hello My Friends
I would like to have some roses but live in the wilderness where they are considered food by the natives, I hate it when that happens Grumbling . My garden is in an enclosure and there isn't a lot of room. So I am considering some mini roses in containers. They can be brought in the house too. I would like to have some that are fragrant. To me that is one of the lovely aspects of roses. Frequently I say that you should "smell the roses every chance you get". One of life's little pleasures. So I am up for suggestions. What variety do you suggest and also where to get them.
Thanks
Jack
Name: Amanda
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pepper23
Jan 16, 2020 6:55 PM CST
I've asked this to be moved to the Rose forum where you will get excellent help. Thumbs up
Name: Bob
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NJBob
Jan 16, 2020 7:34 PM CST
https://scvrs.homestead.com/mi...
If you scroll down there is a section on fragrant ones.
Name: Bridget
Baton Rouge, LA (Zone 9a)
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Berrycajun
Jan 17, 2020 1:34 AM CST
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And Bliss are all Good in containers and smell lovely and bloom more than once if i recall correctly
Oh and Ducher is a lovely easy rose that might be small enough for a pot

I'm going to see if i can find some deer resistant ones too that you can put in the ground. I think David Austin makes some

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Name: Jack
Tehachapi, Ca. (Zone 8a)
Jbodenmann
Jan 17, 2020 10:39 AM CST
Hello My Friends
Thank you for the tips. I will check out the suppliers you recommended.
Jack
PNW (Zone 8b)
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Aerith
Jan 19, 2020 11:31 PM CST
Sweet Chariot does well for me.
Name: Ken Wilkinson
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KenNEGA
Jan 20, 2020 11:34 AM CST
Take a look at K&M Nursery. They have a great selection of mini's and miniflora's that are great for container gardening.
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Mustbnuts
Jan 20, 2020 8:56 PM CST
I wouldn't necessarily recommend bringing your roses into the house. They do better outside than inside.

Not too far from you (up the 99 a ways) is Burlington Nursery in Visalia. Burling has quite the list of mini roses. She used to work for Ralph Moore who was the King of the mini rose as he bred many that are in existence today. Her website is not the best but, she does respond to phone calls and emails and can answer any question you have about mini roses and how to grow them. This is an old list. She also has bred beautiful roses herself, if you were interested in any of hers. https://www.helpmefind.com/gar...

Ralph and Burling both breed for health and quality. I have had great success with their roses. She sells own root roses in bands so they are tiny and need to be potted up. Her nursery is a site for sore eyes in the spring.

Personally, I would stay away from Jackson and Perkins. They are not the company they used to be and my last orders from them were more than half dead and I got no response regarding replacements.
Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
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seilMI
Jan 21, 2020 12:36 PM CST
Roses do very poorly when kept indoors. The light is all wrong and there isn't enough humidity. They also have a tendency to get spider mites inside. In your zone there is no reason to bring them inside for the winter. Mini roses are quite hardy. Most of them are grown own root so even if the tops die back they will come back from the roots. I'm in zone 6 and all my minis winter just fine outside in my harsh winters both in the ground and in pots.
Name: Jack
Tehachapi, Ca. (Zone 8a)
Jbodenmann
Jan 22, 2020 7:03 PM CST
Hello My Friends
Thank you for the tips and recommendations. I think I will be making a run up to Visalia to visit Burlington nursery. It sounds like a great place, and there is nothing like seeing for yourself and asking questions before you buy. Also thanks for the tip about bringing them indoors, that's something I won't be doing. Looking forward to having some lovely roses this summer.
Jack
Name: Jack
Tehachapi, Ca. (Zone 8a)
Jbodenmann
Feb 6, 2020 2:04 PM CST
Hello My Friends
Thanks again for the tips and connections. I haven't made it to Visalia to Burlington roses yet, but I did find these little guys at Wally's yesterday. For six bucks I don't think I could go wrong. The red one is mildly fragrant. I think I will re pot them soon but I want to find some real nice pretty pots. Any tips on soil preparation would be appreciated.
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Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
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seilMI
Feb 7, 2020 11:26 AM CST
Any good quality light weight POTTING soil will work. Do not use top soil. It is too heavy and will not drain properly in pots. Make sure any pots you get have good drainage holes and do not put trays under them. They must be able to drain freely. Keep them in full sun and moist but not soggy wet and they should bloom beautifully!

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