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Calif_Sue
Apr 28, 2010 11:09 PM CST

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Close enough! It's been a while since I emailed her for a custom root but that's sounds about right, maybe even a bit less. I thought it seemed incredibly reasonable.
I went through my giant rose books last night and made a wish list for my new, some-day garden. I know I will be ordering some from her.
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Apr 28, 2010 11:22 PM CST

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Her prices are incredibly reasonable. She charged me only $17 for a 3-gallon budded Smoky and then she put some free roses in the box. That's the same price as one Heirloom toothpick.

Yes, I did get Rennie, Steph. Get it! You'll love it.
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Skiekitty
Apr 29, 2010 9:37 AM CST
oh dear, is this Renny or Rennie's Pink? I'm finding both on HMF!
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Apr 29, 2010 1:57 PM CST

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It's Renny, a gorgeous mini.
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zuzu
May 1, 2010 4:42 PM CST

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Here's something very, very exciting. Smoky is a rose I bought from Jackson & Perkins in the late 60's because its coloring was unique -- purple outer petals and a brick-colored center with an orange reverse. It grew to be huge, about 6 feet tall and quite bushy.

I lost Smoky in a divorce in 1972 and spent years and years trying to find it. I finally did, about 30 years later, and right down the street at Vintage Gardens. Since then, I've bought a couple from Vintage Gardens and a couple from other places. After growing them for years, most are still only between 2 and 3 feet tall and tend toward the "one-cane wonder" type of growth. Clearly, this is a rose that can't realize its full potential on its own roots.

Worst of all, though, is that most of the Smoky roses I've bought are not Smoky at all. Nurseries are selling a reddish-orange rose and calling it Smoky. I have only one (from Vintage) that resembles the real Smoky.

I asked Burling to grow a budded Smoky for me. She did. It arrived last year and it's already over 3 feet tall. Best of all, it's the real Smoky. It's the middle of the day, not the best time to take photographs, but you can see that this is not a reddish-orange rose. It has the purple external petals and an orange light in the center, which I couldn't capture properly because it's under a plum tree casting too much shade for a good photograph.



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zuzu
May 1, 2010 7:38 PM CST

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Woohoo! Here's another picture I just took at 6:00, after the sun went down in that part of the garden, so there was no dappled shade from the plum tree, but it wasn't dark enough to trip the flash. You can clearly see the orange reverse on the smoky-mauve petals. This is what Smoky's supposed to look like. Unique is the only word for it.


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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
May 2, 2010 12:54 AM CST

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I may have to eventually order one from her too as my own root is still so small and I just love the coloring.
Does she charge a lot for the custom grafting for a special request like this? It's not even part of her HMF list.
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zuzu
May 2, 2010 1:06 AM CST

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As far as I know, she doesn't charge extra at all. She charged me $17.50 for this rose, and it was a 3-gallon rose by the time she sent it. That's the price some places would charge for an own-root band that isn't custom-ordered or custom-grafted.

When she sent me her list of available plants, there were other budded varieties on it, but I can't remember what they were now.

She really is an amazing resource, and all of the plants I received from her are doing well. Mortality rate of 0%.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
May 2, 2010 1:10 AM CST

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We'll we need to keep her in business!!
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zuzu
May 2, 2010 1:15 AM CST

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I should say so! She's the only source on this continent for Shadow Dancer, Double Feature, Silk Hat, and some other fabulous roses. And she had the real Smoky. That alone is enough reason to buy roses from her.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
May 2, 2010 1:28 AM CST

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She carries this confection! I'll have to ask Sue, Kniphofia, to add her pictures here.
http://www.helpmefind.com/rose...
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zuzu
May 2, 2010 1:44 AM CST

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That just happens to be one of the confections I bought from Burling late last year. It's doing very well. I love Kniphofia's pictures.
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stephgem
May 9, 2010 10:49 AM CST
i placed my first order from burlington. a few of the roses are on a wait list. Still it is exciting. I most excited about petite perl d'or
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
May 9, 2010 12:00 PM CST

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Ohh, that sounds cute, will have to look it up!
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zuzu
May 9, 2010 2:58 PM CST

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Oh, I remember when everybody in DG wanted that rose, Steph.
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stephgem
May 9, 2010 7:40 PM CST
Did they zuzu. There was a rose a i should ordered for my self but i ordered for my friend since we went in on the order together. Its sweet chariot, well i will order it next time. I also am getting silver cloud, that is kind of a greyish white. Exciting.

Silk hat looks pretty zuzu do you grow it?

Does any one grow wedding cake by chance...
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
May 9, 2010 8:46 PM CST

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I just ordered Wedding Cake from Rogue Valley. They're sending it to me tomorrow.

Yes, I do have Silk Hat, and also Silver Cloud, which I love -- it's pinkish-gray and has a greenish tinge too. Here's a photo of one of this year's blooms.


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stephgem
May 9, 2010 9:17 PM CST
Its so beautiful zuzu. I can't wait.
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Name: Toni
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Skiekitty
Jun 6, 2010 2:07 PM CST
Two of my Burlington roses have blossomed. Here's Baby Faurax. It's supposed to be a polyantha, but I only have the one blossom yet.

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Skiekitty
Jun 6, 2010 2:08 PM CST
And here's Incognito. I cannot get a good picture of this rose.. I've tried early morning and now high noon. Maybe this evening I can get true-to-color as this rose is more of a mauvy-dusty corally-rose color, not this pink shown here. :(

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