The August 2016 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!: And the winners of the August 2016 raffle are!!

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The August 2016 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!

By dave
August 17, 2016

Here it is! Another raffle with another great lineup of prizes.

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Name: Audrey
Central Texas (Zone 8a)
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Esperanza
Sep 8, 2016 5:19 PM CST
@PerfectPlants I received my four roses this morning and quickly brought them inside to unpack them before I had to leave for some meetings in town. They came very well packaged and I was pleasantly surprised to see all the blooms. As I was getting ready to go I kept smelling the roses and it made me smile. Thank you very much. I will sit down in the next few days and write a review in the green pages and take some photos. I met with a client today and she had knockout roses planted in a bad spot that were entirely to large for the space and I suggested some of these smaller drift series and she was thrilled to hear of a tough and smaller rose to replace her knockouts. I hope to be placing an order with you soon.
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cinta
Sep 8, 2016 5:58 PM CST
@Esperanza you smelled a fragrance from your drift rose. I thought the only one that was fragrant was Popcorn.
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses Clematis Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages Forum moderator Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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zuzu
Sep 8, 2016 6:12 PM CST

Plants Admin

I love the smell of fresh rose foliage. Maybe that's the scent Esperanza's talking about.
Name: Audrey
Central Texas (Zone 8a)
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Esperanza
Sep 8, 2016 7:50 PM CST
@Cinta and @zuzu

I did not think they had fragrance either, but sitting on my table in the kitchen there was a really nice rose smell. It might be lost in a open garden, but inside it was roses not fresh foliage I was smelling. Like I said it was a pleasant surprise. The new opening blooms are the ones with the scent.
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cinta
Sep 8, 2016 11:18 PM CST
Esperanza said:@Cinta and @zuzu

I did not think they had fragrance either, but sitting on my table in the kitchen there was a really nice rose smell. It might be lost in a open garden, but inside it was roses not fresh foliage I was smelling. Like I said it was a pleasant surprise. The new opening blooms are the ones with the scent.


Okay I will test that when I get mine. I purchased the one drift rose that they said had fragrance but I think I fried it because life got away from me and it did not get watered. It is not looking good. We had record high temps and no rain this year.
Name: Leslie
Chapin, SC (Zone 8a)
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Birds Region: South Carolina Plant and/or Seed Trader Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 2 Avid Green Pages Reviewer
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Lalambchop1
Sep 9, 2016 7:57 AM CST
I understand we're to have two more NARR this fall. When will they be?
Leslie

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Name: Kurt
Woodbridge , Va (Zone 7a)
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krobra
Sep 9, 2016 8:43 AM CST
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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Sep 9, 2016 10:55 AM CST
Hey everyone, the next raffles are coming soon:

~ September 2016 Raffle Mon, September 12, 2016 to Mon, September 26, 2016
~ October 2016 Raffle Wed, October 12, 2016 to Wed, October 26, 2016

Green Grin! Time to start earning those Acorn 's
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Name: Perfect Plants Team
North Florida (Zone 8b)
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PerfectPlants
Sep 9, 2016 11:16 AM CST
Esperanza said:@PerfectPlants I received my four roses this morning and quickly brought them inside to unpack them before I had to leave for some meetings in town. They came very well packaged and I was pleasantly surprised to see all the blooms. As I was getting ready to go I kept smelling the roses and it made me smile. Thank you very much.


You are very welcome! Thank you for your honest review and nice words!

I find the sweet variety of drift to have the most fragrance out of the various colors. The sweet also has a pretty double petaled flower like the knock out roses do, I have a bed at my home with double red knock outs in the back with sweet drifts in the front and enjoy the combination.

Happy Planting!

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Gardening is an instrument of grace." May Sarton
Name: Kurt
Woodbridge , Va (Zone 7a)
Jai guru deva om
Hummingbirder Butterflies Birds Dragonflies Garden Photography Container Gardener
Seed Starter Frugal Gardener The WITWIT Badge Annuals Native Plants and Wildflowers Garden Art
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krobra
Sep 9, 2016 8:22 PM CST
The 5 plants I ordered from Santa Rosa Gardens arrived today.
A dwarf butterfly bush Buzz Hot Raspberry , Salvia Radio Red, Salvia Black and Blue , Helenium Mariachi Fuego and Agastache tutti frutti.


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A pint can't hold a quart , If it is holding a pint it is doing the best that it can.
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Container Gardener Seed Starter
Dog Lover Region: New Jersey Hummingbirder Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Onewish1
Sep 10, 2016 4:32 AM CST
Man now I have to go look up bb hot raspberry nodding
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Dog Lover Region: New Jersey Hummingbirder Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Onewish1
Sep 10, 2016 4:37 AM CST
Pretty awesome!!

http://www.santarosagardens.co...
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Sep 10, 2016 7:31 AM CST
Awesome selection Kurt! I've been a customer of Santa Rosa Gardens in the past and they do carry great plants!
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Sep 10, 2016 10:58 AM CST
I agree I agree
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Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cinta
Sep 11, 2016 3:28 PM CST
Great choices Kurt!.
\We all have to remember to post beautiful pics next year and remind everyone what great vendors that are out there. It is few and far between good people we can order from anymore at least from the ones I have been dealing with.

Santa Rosa has been one of my go to every year.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 11, 2016 3:44 PM CST
Lovey dubby Santa Rosa!
A nation mourns its fallen soldiers, who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. And Junior? Well, Junior spies their solemn white graves from the back of his limousine, and he grieves for the inconveniences he overcame for his silver spoons. Quoth the Craven “Nevermore.” ~Walter Shaub~
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cinta
Sep 14, 2016 7:30 PM CST
I received my roses today from @PerfectPlants , thank you soo much they were beautifully packed and arrived looking like they just walked across the street.

@Esperanza
You are right they are fragrant. I am surprised that this is never mentioned in any of the descriptions. I may use one on the patio close to the sitting area since they are fragrant.
Name: Audrey
Central Texas (Zone 8a)
Organic Gardener Adeniums Hummingbirder Butterflies Keeps Horses Keeper of Poultry
Cactus and Succulents Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Photo Contest Winner 2018
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Esperanza
Sep 14, 2016 10:50 PM CST
What ones did you pick @Cinta ?
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cinta
Sep 15, 2016 12:12 AM CST
Esperanza said: What ones did you pick @Cinta ?


1 peach
1 apricot
1 double knockout pink and 1 double red.

this is the area I am digging out and redoing this fall with roses.

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Name: Perfect Plants Team
North Florida (Zone 8b)
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Region: United States of America Region: Florida Seller of Garden Stuff
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PerfectPlants
Sep 16, 2016 7:14 AM CST
Cinta said:I received my roses today from @PerfectPlants , thank you soo much they were beautifully packed and arrived looking like they just walked across the street.


We are so happy that you are happy! Enjoy and thank you for the kind words!

Visit us at My Perfect Plants!
"Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help.
Gardening is an instrument of grace." May Sarton

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