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Oct 3, 2012 7:11 PM CST
|They will be shipped next Monday.|
Duchess de Rohan
Comtesse de Murinais
Creekside Manor Tea
Bouquet Tout Fait
Madam Louis Leveque
Oct 3, 2012 7:12 PM CST
|Wow! What a nice list, Melva.|
Oct 3, 2012 7:56 PM CST
|Thanks Zuzu..some of them are replacements..I had Lemon Spice before...it has a wonderful fragrance..but quite a few of them wil be new to me...|
Oct 3, 2012 8:13 PM CST
|I was pretty sure you had Bouquet Tout Fait and Madame Dore too, Melva.|
I have Lemon Spice. It's one of the rare hybrid teas that do just as well on their own roots as when they're grafted. Mine's about 5 feet tall and seems to be in bloom constantly. It's in the middle of a flower bed here, however, so I've never smelled the fragrance. Maybe I'll brave the thorns and wade through the other rose bushes in that bed tomorrow to take a sniff.
Oct 3, 2012 8:50 PM CST
|Wow, Melva. I can't wait to see photos. I had no idea that there actually was a truly picoteed old rose. Is Mercedes the white gallica by Vibert?|
I'm afraid I killed Lemon Spice pretty speedily. I think maybe it got a touch of frost right when it arrived. And that was it. I'm delighted to hear that it does well on its own roots. My order for Vintage went in today, too. Maybe next year it'll be on the list.
Duchesse du Rohan keeps missing my list by just bit. This time, I just sort of breezed past the Portlands.
My token old roses for the order were Erinnerung an Brod, Eugene Degaches, and Primavere. The latter two are so rarely offered that I thought I should jump. I saw Primavere once in bloom and there was something special to it that had nothing to do with just color or shape or number of flowers. I couldn't resist Goldfassade based on the photos at VG. I'm so happy with a City of Leeds that I'm getting another, even though it's only just barely bloomed. And I couldn't resist Minuette, especially after seeing Sue's photo of it at HMF. I was somehow possessed to get Regensberg. It's not really pretty, just kind of unusual. I wonder if it would look good with Champagne Cocktail?
Oct 4, 2012 8:49 AM CST
|Mercedes is by Vibert but they say it is lavender..and Vintage classifies it as a Hybrid China...but on helpmefind it is listed as a Gallica...and they say it is light pink...very confusing.|
Zuzu, I used to have Madam Dore, and Bouquet Tout Fait...Madam Dore met with an accident and I accidentily sent Bouquet Tout Fait to someone as another rose...it was mismarked...I used to have Lady Penzance too, can't remember what happened to her.
Oct 4, 2012 8:57 AM CST
|I'm glad to hear that I am not the only one who misplaces their roses.|
Oct 4, 2012 9:21 AM CST
|More than once, I've gone looking in the yard for a rose, fail to find it, and come in to order a new one. When it arrives, I go out to plant it in the spot that seems perfect for it, and HA! find the original. |
More and more things are that way around here. If i would just take the time to think logically about where I would have placed something, i can usually locate it.
Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Oct 4, 2012 9:56 AM CST
|I think I sent Bouquet Tout Fait to you, porkpal? How is it doing?|
Oct 4, 2012 11:10 AM CST
porkpal said:I'm glad to hear that I am not the only one who misplaces their roses.
"Misplaced." Yes. I must start using that to describe roses I've planted in the garden but cannot find. Surely it must be here someplace. Maybe if I search alphabetically...
Oct 4, 2012 12:58 PM CST
|What happens with me is that I plant the rose so deep that the tag's like 18" under, then I have to dig it back up to figure out who it is! That's why I like posting things like my hunt successes 'cuz it'll jog my memory as to who I bought. If I can remember who I bought, I can remember when I bought them, & with who else I bought. Then I can usually remember where I put who. Usually.|
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/Tweet...
Oct 5, 2012 9:44 AM CST
|Tags? Tags? What tags? We don' need no stinkin' rose tags!|
In the end I figure if I forget, it's probably not that important. ... Most of the time the plant dies. Then I forget. NBD. But there is this one rose that is now 4 ft wide and 10 ft tall that I cannot ID.
Oct 5, 2012 11:04 AM CST
I think she is doing very well - blooms often even though she is quite small. I say "I think" because she was part of that shipment that the post office mauled and the labels were all separated from their plants. So I am assuming this white rose is Bouquet Tout Fait. I need to post pictures so that you can confirm which roses are which.