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Ohio (Zone 6a)
May 6, 2014 12:36 AM CST
|I kinda got lost in here but I've never been a huge rose fan. I'm a daylily person. Ya'll can keep those thorns, LOL. I do enjoy roses.|
I mean to interject no offense. Everyone has their thing. I maintain roses for people I work for and treat that entirely professional. Even though the blooms are always good they're a constant worry. I get phone calls. Needy. Fine for some but not for me. And that's just me. They're my absolute least favorite plant on planet earth. That's true to me, not you who grow and covet them. I do understand. I certainly do, and who knows at what point I might become one of you? I certainly do enjoy roses, I don't care for the maintenance.
I have Home Run which I didn't buy for Knock-Out status, didn't even know it was initially. I just like the small bloom and the fact that I can abuse it with shears instead of pruners. It snaps back as if I fertilized it. I love it because I don't have to. I can shape it and more or less rape it and it doesn't care at all. Not many flowering plants accept that and who could blame them?
For scent I'd quickly grow a climber on a trellis outside a good window and I've got my bedroom window in mind for a good specimen. Might happen this season too. Bloom, scent, and home security, that's a win-win for me.
The knock outs, love them or hate them aren't going away. And again a purist should perhaps hate them? I prefer it to grasses etc. in some instances. Classify it as a landscaper's plant and cross it off the list. I don't grow Stella D'Oro, I enjoy it's seasonal start but beyond that? I don't grow it, wouldn't take a freebie other than to gift it off. I don't like it! Guilty of hauling many Stella's to the dump after replacement. No shame in that. None at all. Some regard it as a wonderful flower.
I frequent a cancer clinic that prides itself on a horrible commercial landscape and 300k in tropical fish. Knock Outs would have been a good choice there. Just for the color. I gift my own Oriental lilies and Glads at the desk to....(cleaned to be nice)
Anyone wish to recommend the best scented climber? Any color but white might do. White house/green shutters. Could mix white/yellow depending on foliage.
May 6, 2014 6:12 AM CST
|My two favorite Climbers are:|
Golden Celebration David Austin® Rose
May 6, 2014 7:19 AM CST
|Mine are 'Rosa Banksiae Lutea' and 'Joseph's Coat'.|
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
May 6, 2014 8:14 AM CST
|How about Peggy Martin or Crepuscule?|
May 6, 2014 9:37 AM CST
|Don Juan or Blaze or America.. those would be good color combinations, scent, hardy.. can't help you with black spot or other problems like that because I haven't a clue.|
Was at a HD a couple of days ago. They'd just gotten in a shipment of Knock Outs.. very pretty blooms I thought, but absolutely NO scent! Felt kinda cheated...
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/Tweet...
May 6, 2014 9:54 AM CST
|I have a tree Knockout rose with rose rosette disease. I have to remove it this week. It was a double pink one. It was the only Knockout I sort of liked. Knockout Roses get that disease very easily here! I am replacing them with Hydrangeas that can tolerate sun. They last so much longer and are worry free!|
Ohio (Zone 6a)
May 7, 2014 3:34 PM CST
|Thanks for the climber recommendations! I've always liked the color combinations on "Joseph's Coat" but "Don Juan" is a really pretty red IIRC. |
May 7, 2014 5:18 PM CST
|I'm so thankful that I can enjoy all 65 of my rose bushes without any sign of the dreaded disease yet!|
May 7, 2014 5:20 PM CST
|Teri - It started here last year. It destroys them quickly!|
May 7, 2014 5:23 PM CST
|How is it spread from area to are?. What are the signs that it may be coming closer? Does it come from planting a new diseased rose? Is there any establlished prevention? It is such an ominous expectation!!!|
May 7, 2014 5:32 PM CST
|I think some kind of mite spreads it. They travel with the wind I think. It is bad here now. I can't plant roses for now.|
May 7, 2014 5:42 PM CST
This comes from Clemson University. I wonder if I'll give in to all the preventative bug spraying any time soon???
Prevention & Treatment: The wild multiflora rose is very susceptible to the rose rosette disease, so any nearby wild plants should be removed and promptly disposed. Any infected, cultivated roses should be immediately removed, then burned or bagged. Also remove any roots, which might re-sprout later. Do not leave an uprooted infected plant in the garden, as the mites may leave this rose for other nearby plants. Always space rose plants so they do not touch.
Because RRV is systemic within the infected rose plants, grafting asymptomatic stems onto other rose plants will transmit the virus. Pruners used on diseased plants must be disinfested with rubbing alcohol or a dilute bleach solution before being used on uninfected plants, as sap on the pruners is contaminated with the virus.
To reduce the spread of the eriophyid mites from the site of an infected rose, nearby roses can be treated with a bifenthrin spray every two weeks between April and September. This may prevent additional plants from becoming diseased. Examples of products containing bifenthrin are Hi-Yield Bug Blaster Bifenthrin 2.4 Concentrate or Ready-to-Spray, Hi-Yield Bug Blaster II Turf Termite & Ornamental Insect Control Concentrate, and Ortho Bug-B-Gon Max Lawn & Garden Insect Killer Concentrate. Check product labels for the correct active ingredient. Follow label directions for use.