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Name: Toni
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Skiekitty
Sep 10, 2010 11:05 PM CST
wow, is that Culvers Nursery a mail order or a local? You're SO lucky!!! Smiling :) Smiling Can you get a picture of at least the tag?
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Sep 11, 2010 12:42 AM CST

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So here's what I ordered from Pickering:

Lorise
Oriana
Blueberry Hill
Jessika
Just Joey
Persian Flame
Hope and Joy

The first three are new to me. In particular, I'm getting Blueberry Hill because of Toni's ecstatic praise of hers. The last four are duplicates of ones I already have.
Name: Mike Stewart
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Mike
Sep 11, 2010 8:07 PM CST
Blueberry Hill is one of the first roses I ever got. I think I purchased mine from the original Edmunds. Here are three pics of mine from an earlier season. I think the last photo is particularly representative of its blooms


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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Sep 11, 2010 8:57 PM CST

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That's so pretty! I'm really glad I ordered it.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Sep 11, 2010 11:48 PM CST

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I was impressed with Blueberry Hill 2 years ago on a rose garden tour:
http://www.helpmefind.com/rose...
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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Sep 12, 2010 10:46 AM CST
I LOVE my Blueberry Hill! It's a rose I got from King Soopers (grocery chain) and I thought for sure it was a gonner.. nope, came back spades! It's the one in the back yard that has blossomed the most dependably since I've been so neglectful (bad rose mommy). It smells wonderful, has a deeper blue color than Angel Face but has the same ruffled look.. I love it!

Can you tell I love it?


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Name: Min
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starting2luvz4
Oct 20, 2010 11:18 PM CST
Oh sorry guys, I was busy working too many hours, riding in the gorgeous autumn weather and trying like mad to put in my last minute plant purchases! The rose is ‘Zephirine Drouhin’. I still have four plants to get in the ground. It's been in the 70's here in Iowa so we've been very lucky this fall. Hope the winter is just as nice.
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Pocono Mountains, PA
Andi
Oct 25, 2010 6:41 PM CST
Mavourneen reminds me of Love.

I am looking forward for more reports, and pictures, of the new Buck roses. I think that Chamblees (and other companies) should work out a deal with a photographer such as CaliforniaSue to take pictures of their roses for their web pages. They don't show their roses as well as they could.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Oct 25, 2010 6:46 PM CST

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*Blush* thanks Andi!
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zuzu
Oct 25, 2010 6:49 PM CST

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I agree. Sue should do them all. Most of the nurseries have unattractive or deceptive photos of some of their roses. Sometimes I fall in love with a rose at a nursery and can't believe it's the same blah-looking rose I saw in a catalog. And then there's Heirloom, which does the exact opposite -- doctors them up to look so fabulous that you can't fail to be disappointed when they bloom in your garden. The first time I received an Heirloom catalog in the mail, I wanted every rose, but then I realized I already had most of them and they bore very little resemblance to those flashy photoshopped pictures.
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Oct 25, 2010 6:58 PM CST

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Jackson & Perkins was famous for doctoring its photos too. I remember seeing something on the Web where someone demonstrated exactly how J&P had taken a photo of a small cluster of roses and repeated it all over a tree rose, so that you couldn't even see the foliage. I was impressed by the photo initially, but a closer look made it obvious that it was the same cluster over and over again -- like wallpaper.
Name: Toni
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Skiekitty
Oct 25, 2010 7:10 PM CST
Zuzu - That's what I was just thinking of .. J&P catalogs should be burned for burning people!! There's been too many times when I've slobbered over photos in their catalogs when I got their catalogs (haven't received a catalog from them all summer/fall, guess I'm off their list) and then when I saw the same rose (one of the blues... oh, can't remember!!! dammit!!!) I was like, no, that can't be right.. those roses have to be mislabeled, that's how far off they were! It's Sweet Intoxication.. that's the rose! I just looked at their website and they have more accurate picture now.. before they had it dark like Intrigue, not almost pink.

http://www.jacksonandperkins.c...

All said & done, it *does* smell good...
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Oct 25, 2010 7:38 PM CST

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And sometimes their photos are just dull and boring. I never bought Catalina or Tuscan Sun from the catalog, but I pounced on them when I saw them at a nursery. The catalog made them look all one color and both are so much more.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Oct 25, 2010 8:38 PM CST

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Well it was such a pretty sunny day today after yesterday's rain that I broke down and went to Regans to see what roses they had left since they started their 1/2 price sale beginning of Sept. Not much but there was a little section of Austin's so I picked up one that was on my wish list, Teasing Georgia. Thumbs up

I took a quick shot of the roses my Mom has lined up behind her kitchen sink this morning, the blooms are winding down so we're enjoying them in the house.
From left to right: Out Of The Night, Polo Club (it broke off at the stem as I was trying to take a shot of it at the rose garden, whoops), Julia Child, 3 Christopher Marlowe, Sunrise, a bud of Abraham Darby and a big Polka.
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Oct 25, 2010 8:48 PM CST

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Whoops, indeed. You're going to try to grow that Polo Club, aren't you? If not, go snap off another one for me and I'll take a stab at it.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Oct 25, 2010 8:57 PM CST

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I already tried, a couple of times. There's a reason that thing is hard to find!
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Andi
Oct 25, 2010 9:19 PM CST
If you can't grow it, Sue, I am not even going to think about it.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Oct 25, 2010 11:11 PM CST

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I can't root it. And it's not available anywhere. Sad
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Oct 25, 2010 11:14 PM CST

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It's impossible to grow from a cutting, I guess. That's why you never see English Elegance being offered by any nurseries. I've tried growing a dozen cuttings of that rose, but not one has survived.

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