I sent Pat a message yesterday to start an order for spring, and today she replied, saying she could send me three of the roses on my list in just a few days, on November 7th, and put my name on the others for spring.
Now that all of the other nurseries are raising their prices, RU is such a bargain. Most of their big roses are still only $16, and some of the little bands I've been looking at elsewhere have crept up to $21.95 or even more.
Also, now that shipping costs are soaring across the board, RU's charge of $8 per rose to California doesn't seem so high anymore.
I'm getting Chantal Merieux, Prairie Lass, and Cafe. Cafe's one of my favorite roses, but mine's getting played out, so I need a spare.