Roses forum: Rose Sale

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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Charter ATP Member Irises Salvias Xeriscape Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Colorado Enjoys or suffers cold winters Cat Lover
Feb 5, 2010 10:19 AM CST
I think that we should have a thread dedicated to rose sales when we get them/know of them. For instance, I got email notification of a sale w/EuroDesert this morning. :)
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)!
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Charter ATP Member Irises Salvias Xeriscape Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Colorado Enjoys or suffers cold winters Cat Lover
Feb 5, 2010 10:20 AM CST
January Freeze in Colombia Likely to Mean Even Higher
Prices and Lower Quality for Valentine's Day Roses;
EuroDesert Roses has the Perfect Solution!
Bogota, Colombia, January 7, 2010
From Floraculture International

Cold Spell Damages 39% of Colombia's Flower Production!

'The president of industry body Asocolflores Mr Augusto Solano Mejia has said that the current cold spell in the country has devastated the cut flower production in the Sabana region, at a time when the flowers were nearing the Valentine harvest season. He said that almost 30% of Colombia's ornamental flower crop has been affected and there are genuine concerns...."

Even in years with good weather, florists typically double or even triple their prices for cut roses in the weeks leading upto Valentine's Day. Why pay what will likely be even higher prices than usual (and possibly for lower quality roses) that last only a short time in the vase and then are gone? Is it really worth paying the equivalent of two tanks of premium gas for an SUV when you can give the gift of rose blooms season after season for far less?

Ain't She Sweet
$19.95 plus shipping*

* Take advantage of our incredibly low shipping costs -- just $10.70 for up to five rose bushes, sent anywhere in the Continental U.S. by U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail. You may, of course, include any of the roses from our website in your order to maximize your savings on shipping costs.

Start a new Valentine Day tradition and show her (or him) your love with the gift of live rose bushes this year! We've carefully selected a group of some of our favorite roses (led by Ain't She Sweet from Weeks Roses) that produce gorgeous blooms that are perfect for cutting and enjoying in a vase. We'll be happy to send a Valentine's Day certificate by email that you can print out and present on this special day, and the rose bushes will be shipped in the spring. As opposed to roses purchased from a florist which will be gone and forgotten in a week or two, these own root rose bushes will be a source of great pleasure for years to come!

This very special "Baker's Dozen" of Valentine's Day roses may be viewed and purchased by clicking here: Valentine's Day Roses

We have very limited quantities of these gorgeous roses available for spring shipping (for example, only 33 plants of Ain't She Sweet), so be sure to get your order in soon to avoid disappointment!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Cliff Orent, Owner
EuroDesert Roses
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)!
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses Clematis Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages Forum moderator Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Feb 5, 2010 4:03 PM CST


Great, Toni! We really need this thread.
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Charter ATP Member Irises Salvias Xeriscape Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Colorado Enjoys or suffers cold winters Cat Lover
Feb 10, 2010 8:07 PM CST
Another Rose Sale: this time from David Austin
n this month’s issue, we focus on crimson English Roses and have a special offer for newsletter readers. We highlight our Valentine’s Day bouquets and have details of our latest competition and news of our plans for the Philadelphia Flower Show.

Our recommended shipping window for gardeners in the far South, the South Eastern coastal and Western coastal regions will soon close. If you haven’t yet placed your order, and are not sure which roses to choose for your garden, here is a selection of our favorite English Roses for these areas.

Few of us can resist the beauty of a crimson rose. Even if you’re not expecting to receive a Valentine’s gift this year, by treating yourself to a beautiful shrub rose, you can enjoy the romance of garden roses all summer long. With our Valentine’s Day theme in mind, we’ve chosen five deep crimson shrub roses - all very different in character - to demonstrate the diversity of our collection. These reliable roses enjoy the heat and withstand humid conditions well. They are all great for cutting and are winter hardy down to zone 5, with the exception of The Dark Lady. Please bear in mind that these are bare root roses and will not be shipped for Valentine’s Day.

The Dark Lady
This rose excels in warmer areas and so performs much better in US gardens than in England.The large, sumptuous blooms have a wonderful Old Rose fragrance. In warmer areas it tends to be a rich, deep pink color.
More information….

Tess of the d’Urbervilles
This rose can be fanned out to create a sensational short climbing rose on a wall or pillar, but will remain surprisingly compact in warmer areas if summer pruned. There is a lovely old rose fragrance.
More information….

Darcey Bussell
Our featured rose is one of our best and most reliable crimson varieties. It flowers freely and has a nice, compact, bushy habit. It’s perfect for the front of the border or an oversized pot or planter.
More information…

LD Braithwaite
This is the brightest crimson rose in our collection.The blooms are beautiful wide rosettes and are produced freely. This shrub rose has pride of place in the border at the entrance to our UK Plant Centre.
More information…

William Shakespeare 2000
One of our most popular crimsons. The color is deep and velvety, gradually developing rich purple tones. The flowers are in the shape of wonderful quartered rosettes and have a powerful old rose fragrance.
More information…

Special offer – free rose
As a thank you for reading our newsletter, we are offering one rose free when you buy four or more roses. Please select the roses you would like to buy, then enter the code NL3 in your shopping basket and click update to qualify for your free rose. Our special newsletter offer applies until March 31st 2010.

Your free rose cannot be a tree rose or a new introduction. Our free rose offer cannot be combined with other offers – for example, our offer does not apply to roses ordered as part of collection offers.

Click here to shop for roses

Click here to see our rose collections A to G

David Austin’s new roses for 2010
We are sorry that Munstead Wood, one of our new introductions has already sold out.We still have a little stock remaining of Wisley 2008, Princess Alexandra of Kent and Sir John Betjeman, but expect Young Lycidas will run out of stock shortly. If you plan to buy these roses, we recommend that you place your order as soon as you can.

Click here to see our new English Roses

Philadelphia Flower Show
We’re really excited that for the first time in seven years or more, David Austin will be exhibiting at the 2010 Philadelphia International Flower Show. We’re really looking forward to the chance to meet American gardeners and rose lovers after all this time. We’ll be proudly showcasing our new luxury cut roses and we have chosen a small, but choice selection of garden roses which we’ll be selling during the show. The event is open to the public from Sunday February 28th through Sunday March 7th, 2010. Please do make a
note to call in and say ‘Hello’ if you’re planning to be at this wonderful gardening event.

We’re offering two lucky newsletter readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the show on Saturday 6th March. Simply tell us why you think we should choose you for this horticultural treat. To enter, please send an e-mail titled ‘Philadelphia’ with your answer in 75 words or less to [email protected] to reach us by 22nd February 2010.

Photography Competition results
We are sorry that it has taken us so long to choose the winners of the last photography competition and promise to do better next time. We always say that the quality of the entries received gets better every year and that was certainly true this year. We have written to congratulate our winners and have awarded some extra runners up prizes to try to make amends.

News from England
The Huntington Library in San Marino, California, and New York’s Manhattan Rose Society, hold an annual series of lectures dedicated to the “Great Rosarians of the World”. Last month, David CH Austin was thrilled to be named the lecture series’ 2010 honoree. Now aged 83, David CH Austin doesn’t find it quite as easy to travel as he used to. Instead, he sent a video message which he recorded earlier in the summer when Clair Martin, curator of Rose Collections at The Huntington Library, visited the rose gardens here in Albrighton, UK.

We always enjoy receiving visitors from the United States. If you’re planning to visit the UK this summer, you might like to know that the best time to catch our world-famous rose gardens in full flower is usually late June. Of course as the garden is overflowing with fragrant English Roses, they will repeat flower in flushes during the summer. This means that the gardens will look good until the end of September, after a brief resting period in late July following the roses’ first main flush of flower.

Our philosophy is to offer gardeners a broad collection of English Roses, each with its own individual character. Our Handbook of Roses and our website are designed to help you to choose the best varieties to suit your individual preferences and gardening style. We want you to grow roses that will perform well in your part of the country and that will suit the position you have available in your garden or yard.

With so many beautiful roses to choose from, we are always happy to offer individual advice about rose selection. If you would appreciate help to place an order, or if you would like advice on any of our new varieties, please contact our customer service team toll free on 800 328 8893 between 8 am and 6 pm Central Time, Monday to Friday or e-mail your question to [email protected]

Valentine’s Day Bouquets
There’s still time to order a sensational hand-tied rose bouquet for Valentine’s Day – but only just!

David Austin’s irresistible rose bouquets are the perfect choice if your loved one prefers the natural beauty of garden-style cut roses. For a classic, contemporary look, you might like to consider one of David Austin’s elegant Rose Bouquets, made to please the purist, with roses alone. For a more opulent effect, our Rose Garden Bouquets combine twelve roses with an alluring blend of herbs, foliage and dainty seasonal flowers.

Click here to view our collection

How to Order
Orders can be placed online at Scroll to the bottom of the page for more options, for example to view all our bouquets by color or by price or to learn more about each individual variety.

If you’d like help to choose the perfect bouquet, please call our customer service team toll free between 8 am and 6 pm Central Time on 800 328 8893. Prices start from $80 plus shipping for our current featured bouquet: our twelve stem Juliet Rose Bouquet in sophisticated shades of peach.

We loved Mariana Greene’s fantastic article ‘Making Sweet Scents’ in The Dallas Morning News, which explains how David Austin’s garden-style cut roses differ from other commercially grown roses. If you didn’t get a chance to see this feature, you can click here to read it online.

If you’re looking for a fragrant bouquet, you might like to consider one of these popular single variety designs.

Patience Rose Garden Bouquet
Our delightful buttermilk rose, Patience, has many ruffled petals, like fine lace. The complex old rose fragrance has elements of fruit, lilac and myrrh. To purchase this bouquet please click here

Phoebe Rose Garden Bouquet
Phoebe’s wide blooms have many inner petals beautifully arranged around a traditional button eye. There is a mouth-wateringly fruity fragrance. To buy Phoebe Rose Garden Bouquet, please click here

Bouquets ordered before 12 noon on Thursday will be delivered by courier on Friday. Due to the timing of Valentine’s Day this year, our normal Saturday morning delivery surcharge will be waived.
To view our bouquet collection, please click here

Your feedback is very welcome and we are always pleased to receive your ideas and comments for future newsletters. If you’ve not already done so, you might like to add [email protected] to your address book or safe list.

Very best wishes from all at David Austin Roses
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)!
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Charter ATP Member Irises Salvias Xeriscape Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Colorado Enjoys or suffers cold winters Cat Lover
Feb 15, 2010 10:15 PM CST
What's going on at Green Valley!
Bare-root Roses
Gift Certificates!

We are in the last two weeks of accepting orders for bare-root roses. There still is an excellent selection of roses, but we are beginning to sell out of several of them. If you've already placed an order and would like to add something to it, just give us a call or e-mail and we'll update your order for you! Just remember, we can ship as late as the end of April, but we must have your order in by the end of February.

Also, if you have a special request, or would like more of something than what shows available, give us a call, (707-795-0919) most likely we'll be able make it happen.

Incidentally, you can click on any image in this e-mail and go to that item in our webstore.

We've got a full range of the Franchi Italian Veggie seeds available both in-store and for mail order! These intensely flavorful and easy-to-grow vegetables will be great for the table and fun to grow! If you've got some finicky kids who won't eat their veggies, get them to grow some and you may be shocked to find how much they will learn, and try. Unlike ordinary seed packs, there are enough seeds in these packets to grow a huge number of veggies, or stagger your planting so that you get a longer harvest period. Check out our selection of Herbs, Veggies and fruit seeds here.

We have some truly wonderful not-to-be-missed events and classes coming up!
Gift Certificates
Garden Valley offers gift certificates in any denomination. Give us a call and we can take care of it for you over the phone, or drop by during our business hours (Winter hours Wed-Sun 10 to 4). Call us at 707-795-0919.

Franchi Italian Veggies!
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Check out the over 125 varieties of veggie seeds we now have in stock! We've got tomatoes, eggplants, herbs, squash, beans, peas, salad greens, and much more! These are not the ordinary, run-of-the-mill varieties you can get everywhere, they're the highly flavorful and nutritious varieties often only available in specialized European fruit-stands.

These over-sized, double-sealed packs of fresh seed can be sown in small batches to extend the harvest season, and even be kept in a cool space or the refrigerator to plant next year!

Try something new and delicious, see our selection of veggies here.

Have a great, rosy year!

Ron Robertson
Garden Valley Ranch
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)!

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