Roses forum: Just wanted to say hi

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Name: Jackie
Sweeny Texas (Zone 9b)
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Jackiedavis87
Feb 20, 2017 7:22 AM CST
Hi! I am brand new to rose gardening, and gardening in general. I'm in zone 9b. I've been reading through the forum, and you all are so knowledgeable. I'm sure I'll be asking many questions here soon, and in the future! Yesterday I planted my first bare root Tropicana, pascali, john F. Kennedy and god help me I already forgot the name, origold or oregold? Something like that lol. Anyways I'm super excited to be spending lot of time here!!
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Feb 20, 2017 7:32 AM CST
Welcome to the rose forum! It sounds like you have a good start on a promising rose addiction.
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Name: Jackie
Sweeny Texas (Zone 9b)
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Jackiedavis87
Feb 20, 2017 7:53 AM CST
porkpal said:Welcome to the rose forum! It sounds like you have a good start on a promising rose addiction.


I see your in Richmond! I'm about 40 mins away in sweeny, you'll probably be answering a lot of my questions lol. Big Grin
Name: Sharlene
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sunnyvalley
Feb 20, 2017 12:18 PM CST
Welcome! Jackie! Wishing you all the best with your new roses!
BTW I think it is 'Oregold'. If you add them to your plant list you won't forget their names again Big Grin
Name: Jackie
Sweeny Texas (Zone 9b)
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Jackiedavis87
Feb 20, 2017 2:34 PM CST
Awesome! I'm going to figure out how to do that now!
Name: Liz Shaw
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LizDTM
Feb 20, 2017 6:13 PM CST
Hi Jackie! I'm a new member here, too, and I just planted my first rose yesterday. I'm a little terrified by roses, so I'm crossing my fingers I don't kill it. I got a Queen Elizabeth, because I'm Elizabeth and I like to think I'm Queen of Something.

I also have 2 little miniature roses that I rescued after holidays from stores where they were looking dead and being sold for 50 cents. I can't find them in the database Confused
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pepper23
Feb 20, 2017 8:14 PM CST
Queen Elizabeth is a good rose. I grew the climbing version for several years until I killed it with a botched pruning job.
Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Feb 20, 2017 8:19 PM CST
Yes, she is a classic, but she likes to grow tall.
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Name: Jackie
Sweeny Texas (Zone 9b)
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Jackiedavis87
Feb 21, 2017 3:45 PM CST
Hey Liz, I also got my roses almost dead on sale. I paid $1.38, so I'm jealous lol. I've been told over and over not to be afraid of roses because they're suppose to be pretty tough. Hopefully we'll both have some blooms soon.
Name: Liz Shaw
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LizDTM
Feb 21, 2017 6:47 PM CST
I hope you're right! I'd hate to kill my namesake. Crossing Fingers!
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Name: Lyn
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RoseBlush1
Feb 21, 2017 10:42 PM CST
Welcome Jackie and Liz ....

Sounds like you have purchased some roses that have passed the test of time ... Smiling

Roses are tough. Yes, there are some divas that need a lot of TLC, but if they are happy, they can grow like weeds ...
I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
Name: Liz Shaw
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LizDTM
Feb 21, 2017 11:00 PM CST
Thanks for the encouragement! Smiling
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Name: Liz Shaw
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LizDTM
Feb 23, 2017 10:40 PM CST
One of them has a an identifier that says "Parade Roses" and links to rocketfarms.com/flowers/roses as the source. There it shows that they are named by color. The one with that tag looks like it's a Cecile®.

I got all 3 at Walmart. The other 2 did not have any identifier, so I can't be sure that they come from the same source, but knowing Walmart, I have to believe that they did. I have a white one, which would be Fragrant® Rose: Danielle®. The other one, I'm not sure as none of the flowers are open. I'm guessing it is Victory® Rose: Honora®

I do love these little guys. They are spunky!
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Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
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Steve812
Mar 12, 2017 2:49 PM CST
Hi Jackie & Liz

Welcome to rose gardening. I fell in love with roses in Texas quite a long time ago, and I now cultivate some in AZ. Many don't survive for me, but the ones that do please me greatly.

There are lots of advantages to starting small with roses. One is that miniatures can bloom quite generously in their first year. Another is that they don't take up much space in the garden. They tend to be pretty trouble-free.

Tropicana, Pascali, JFK, and Oregold are among the more widely grown HT roses. With good care and a bit of luck they are likely charm. In the event of problems, don't hesitate to ask. There are some very good people here with lots of varied experiences, and lots of different approaches to rose gardening.

Good Luck
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