Roses forum: Advice on some mail order roses please?

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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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May 14, 2013 2:09 PM CST
I just received a couple of roses from Northland Rosarium, and while the roses look very nice and healthy, they DO have quite a few aphids on them. This is my first time ordering roses online, so I'm not sure.....should I contact them to let them know, or is this common? Heh, heh, there's an amusing tag on the package saying that the roses are "apparently free from injurious insects and plant diseases."
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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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May 14, 2013 2:47 PM CST
Woofie - DEFINITELY contact them! I believe that's also against Dept Ag rules.
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Name: Cindi
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May 17, 2013 8:46 PM CST
And then wash the aphids off!
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