September has always been our month to discuss Palatine's offerings for the coming year. Many of us eagerly waited for the Palatine site to be updated in late August, we placed orders early in September, and we planted our new bare-root roses in the middle of November. Regrettably, all of this has changed. This year the Palatine site will be updated early in December, orders will start to be taken on December 6th, and the roses will be shipped in March and April. Fall planting was so convenient for those of us with a brief rainy season in late fall and winter. By April there's not much hope of rain in my location and many others. Too bad.
Summer will end and autumn will begin later this month, so the thumbnail rose for this month's thread Is 'Autumn,' a 1928 Coddington Pernetiana. It's one of the first roses I ever bought and is still one of my favorites.