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A Huge Roses Not-A-Raffle-Raffle-Ganza!

By dave
February 11, 2013

This is our biggest raffle we've ever done, with not 1, not 2, not even 3, but FOUR huge prizes for 4 lucky winners!

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Feb 10, 2013 6:21 PM CST
Please, can some one tell me what a fragrant old garden rose is? I would love to see what they are like before I spend my acorns. Hurray!
Do you know which varieties they will be?
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Feb 10, 2013 7:21 PM CST

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Lynn, if you go to the Antique Rose Emporium website, I believe the choice will be yours depending on what they have available. There are so many to choose from.
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Feb 10, 2013 7:33 PM CST

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Everyone, please remember that these prizes make great gifts. Even if you don't grow roses yourself or you don't need the rose books, you must know someone who would love any of these prizes.
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Feb 10, 2013 7:54 PM CST
Lynn - a OGR - old garden rose - is a rose that was developed usually in France or in Europe. They're not like a typical "rose" shape. A lot will get ├╝ber big, rambling, sprawling, and a lot are single blooming. However, I think all are either fragrant or highly fragrant. Drawbacks are that they're usually not as resistant to black spot, mildew, rust, or other diseases I think. I'm not an expert on OGR's, so I am not 100% sure. Also, you won't find many "modern" colors (mauve, orange, bright yellow). That's the primary reason why I don't have many OGR's.. I like the gaudy colors. Also, many are single or doubles, but you won't find many in the "classical" or "florist" shape. However, there are many in the "cabbage" shapes (very full).

All in all, OGRs are excellent roses!!
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Feb 10, 2013 7:55 PM CST

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I agree on all counts.

Mike confirmed for me: the winner can choose two roses on their own, or ask Mike to pick two great winners for them, if they aren't sure.

And zuzu is right, if you win and decide you want to gift the prize to someone else, that won't be a problem!

The podcast on Wednesday will feature a 25 minute interview with Mike Shoup and you'll learn a lot about OGRs.
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Feb 10, 2013 8:05 PM CST
Near the middle of the excellent article by our member, Mike ~ the article was the first Rose article published on Friday ~ he shares a lot of the history and descriptions of the Old Garden Rose.

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Feb 10, 2013 8:58 PM CST
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Thank you all.
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Feb 11, 2013 5:40 AM CST
These are very generous prizes!

Own root roses do very well here, so count me in! Hurray!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Feb 11, 2013 12:04 PM CST
Got my tickets.

The roses I have are own root roses and do very well here. So glad to hear that these will be own root roses.

Hmmm, may have to go back and buy more raffle tickets.
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sassafrass
Feb 11, 2013 2:02 PM CST
I don't have any roses (yet) I did go look at their website and what nice choices they have (with a user friendly website too- which helps considerably)
All of these prizes sound wonderful! Goodluck to everyone in the raffle Hurray!
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Feb 13, 2013 10:31 AM CST
Well, I just used up all of my acorns for this!! I am going to win some old fashioned roses!! nodding only 22 tickets! I need to go earn some more acorns asap!

My grandson and I have already talked about the special spot where we are going to plant them. Okay, I confess, we've been planning it before this raffle but I think I'm going to win this one!! teehee!!

May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Feb 13, 2013 10:40 AM CST

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I love your positive thinking, Christine. Smiling

The deadline is tonight. So far 338 tickets have been sold to 35 members.
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Feb 13, 2013 11:05 AM CST
Green Grin!
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
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Skiekitty
Feb 13, 2013 11:41 AM CST
Christine - Awesome thinking!! Smiling I used up all my acorns too... *Blush* *Blush* *Blush*
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Feb 13, 2013 9:18 PM CST
Can we still buy raffle tickets?
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
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Calif_Sue
Feb 13, 2013 9:45 PM CST

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Looks like it's still open! Thumbs up
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Feb 14, 2013 12:46 AM CST
Hurray! I just bought more. Big Grin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Feb 14, 2013 7:14 AM CST

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Yes, I went to bed and remembered that I forgot to close the raffle, but it was too late.

I'm teaching the local master gardener class this morning and when I get home after lunch, we'll hold the drawing and upload the video!!
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Feb 14, 2013 7:17 AM CST
Toni, I guess we will both be trying to earn more acorns now that we have surrendered them all for roses. But, they couldn't have gone to a better use!


Now the waiting. Rolling my eyes.
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Feb 14, 2013 9:43 AM CST
Waiting Blinking Rolling my eyes.

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