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Sep 5, 2010 3:04 PM CST
|Doesn't apply to me, can't plant roses this late in the game... or if I do, it's super iffy. But, almost everyone else can! :)
FALL FOR ROSES
THE ULTIMATE GARDEN PLANT
We continue to preach that these antique roses are the workhorses of the garden. They mix well with all sorts of companion plants and will outperform their modern cousins, the Hybrid Teas. They require very little care, yet reward us throughout the growing season with color, sometimes when nothing else is in bloom. We are certain that you will agree once you experience how easy antique roses are to grow.
Believe it or not, if you are located in a zone 6 or a warmer growing area, then fall is the best time for you to plant. I know, it goes against everything you have ever heard about growing roses, but it is true. That being said, we will resume our 26th mail order season this September.
Orders are being accepted now and will ship from mid September through mid May, depending on the cold hardiness of your area. You may place your order by phone at 800-441-0002 or via the website at www.weAREroses.com. As always, we are only a phone call away if you need help with rose selections or even a new catalog. We guarantee you will speak with a “LIVE” person when you call during business hours.
PLAN NOW - PLAN EARLY
Our 23rd annual Fall Festival of Roses is set for November 5, 6, and 7, 2010. This years’ gardening experts include: Malcolm Manners (Florida professor and propagation authority), Felder Rushing (Mississippi garden writer and humorist), Michael Marriot (David Austin Roses) as well as our own Glenn Schroeter and Mike Shoup. This FREE event is our gift to our gardening customers so please feel free to stop by for any or all of the lectures.
A TRUE PIONEER – STEPHEN F. AUSTIN
One of my favorite Pioneer Rose introductions was chosen to bear his name. Like the person, the rose, Stephen F. Austin, is tough and doesn’t mind settling into any location. This rose is very disease resistant, bears fragrant creamy yellow flowers practically year-round, has dark, glossy green foliage and makes a sturdy, upright six foot shrub. It has the formidable parents of ‘Graham Thomas’ (my favorite David Austin rose) and ‘Carefree Beauty’ (one of Griffith Buck’s best disease free roses as well as a designated Earth-Kind rose.)
This rose is an ideal specimen plant acting as a foil for annuals and perennials in a mixed border or even as a tall hedge along a fence or driveway. Gardeners beware - don’t plant this rose with Hybrid Teas as it will surely make them look bad in comparison. Why not give him a chance to settle into your garden?
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Sep 7, 2010 12:05 AM CST
|You're so good about keeping us informed, Toni. I have to confess I've never even been tempted to order anything from ARE. It's not that I dislike all of their roses. They have lots of fine roses on their list, but I already have the ones I do like, and they never seem to add anything new to the list.
Besides, I hate the idea of being charged 40% of the purchase price for shipping, especially when I can easily get the roses they offer from other sources. Roses Unlimited actually charges me 50% for shipping, but at least they offer roses I can't find anywhere else and they have those great sales every year.
Sep 7, 2010 9:24 AM CST
|Reason why I know these things is that when I hit a garden website I haven't been to before, I immediately sign up for their newsletter if they have one. Keeps me happy going through all the pretty pictures in the middle of winter when the grounds frozen and it's a sea of white (or brown, depending on snowpack).
And shipping kills me too.. I think that's why I don't order as much as I'd like.
Oct 4, 2010 4:22 PM CST
|Up to this w/end I had never bought from ARE mailorder. Had always gone there. Don't know what got into me but I decided I needed a yellow Republic of Texas and Rose de Rescht (again!). Will report here. I've been trimming roses today and have the scratched up arms to show for it.|
Oct 17, 2010 8:42 AM CST
|ARE was my first rose supplier. Roses from ARE were what got me hooked on growing roses. A New Dawn that I planted near a downspout on the south side of a house in Austin, TX grew 30 ft in each direction in the first year. I almost cannot make it through a year without placing at least one order with ARE.
Fall acquisitions this year included Climbing White Maman Cochet, Nacogdoches, Ducher, Duc of Edinburgh, Anson James, and White Dawn. They arrived without leaves and most of them are just now leafing out. Each day I read the weather report with a certain measure of anxiety. Two years ago it got to 18F in the middle of October. But it looks like hard frost might still be two weeks out. So maybe the roses will benefit from new growth leaves.
At any rate, some of the roses I get from ARE are extremely well developed. And almost all of them are big enough and strong enough to survive modest insults from critters.
When you dance with nature, try not to step on her toes.
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