Roses forum: Which roses have you ordered for the 2018 season?

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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Feb 28, 2018 2:56 PM CST
I went ahead and placed a small order with High Country Roses. Since they had Distant Drums in stock and I haven't seen it for sale anywhere else for a long time, I jumped on that one. Then added Easy Does It, which I've had my eye on for a while and am seeing offered less and less.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
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Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: Southwest Gardening Roses Irises Lilies
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Steve812
Feb 28, 2018 4:40 PM CST
Neal, I keep planting my High Country Roses orders outside the fence where they are nibbled to death. The few that have been kept inside, have flourished. I don't really expect you will need it with this order: Good Luck.

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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Feb 28, 2018 5:26 PM CST
Steve, you need to find something cheaper to feed your deer.
Porkpal
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Feb 28, 2018 5:29 PM CST
Steve, do you pot them up for a time before setting them into the garden? That's what I've done with quart sized roses in the past, and was thinking I should probably do that again.

I called them and left a message after placing my order, I'd meant to also order a Rose (Rosa 'Veilchenblau'). That is one I grew and loved at my previous home and have been wanting to replace. Zuzu's gorgeous photo last spring has had me obsessing over it!


"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: Southwest Gardening Roses Irises Lilies
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Steve812
Mar 1, 2018 11:10 AM CST
porkpal said:Steve, you need to find something cheaper to feed your deer.


Too true: twenty dollars of rose leaves does not go very far when one is feeding deer. Sadly, buckshot is out of the question. We live "in the middle of town" with houses all around us. Most are completely hidden in the rocks and trees - like the deer; but the use of guns here is taken very seriously.
When you dance with nature, try not to step on her toes.
Name: Kylie
Northern California (Zone 9b)
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mozartofsilence
Mar 2, 2018 5:57 PM CST
Hello all! I'm very new here. I just recently moved to place that I can actually garden and I'm going to try to grow roses for the first time with my grandmother. Our first haul is

Lady Banksia - when I was kid this used to grow in her back yard and if I was going to pick the flowers I needed to wear clothes that were the same color. I can't wait to see this in bloom it will bring back so many memories

Barbara Streisand
Just Joey
New Dawn
Evelyn
John Kennedy

Edited to add:
Soft Whisper
Flawless
Sweetness

I wish I could tell you where we purchased them but they were a lovely surprise gift from my grandmother
for this spring! I was so worried I rushed to the computer to learn more about roses so I don't kill them and found my way here!

I would love some suggestions for what to get next and other members personal favorites!

Happy Growing
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Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: Southwest Gardening Roses Irises Lilies
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Steve812
Mar 2, 2018 6:14 PM CST
Welcome Kylie Welcome!

You've started with some really classic roses - ones that have stood the test of time. It occurs to me that the muted secondary tones of Barbara Streisand and Just Joey will go very well together and with John Kennedy.

I'd say that the most important single thing to do is to make sure they get watered in really well and that they get supplemental water through the first growing season. The roses will be happiest with six or eight hours of unfiltered sunlight. And wait to fertilize the first year until the rose is growing vigorously. You live in one of the better places in the world for growing roses, so I think you are likely to be pleased. Good luck and have fun.
When you dance with nature, try not to step on her toes.
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Mar 3, 2018 3:34 AM CST
Welcome! to the Roses Forum Kylie! Hurray!

I agree with Steve on the watering being extremely important and remember roses like to be planted deep. If you have cold winters, a good mulch around the base of your roses will help them. Also, I would hold off on the fertiliser until they put out new growth.

Of the roses you mention, I only grow New Dawn and I think it's a great choice, it blooms all summer and well into fall and has a wonderful clean rose fragrance. As most climbing roses, it will perform better if you can grow it up against a fence or some other support where you'll be able to train the long canes horisontally as this promotes flowering.

Good luck!
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: Southwest Gardening Roses Irises Lilies
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Steve812
Mar 3, 2018 6:02 PM CST
gemini_sage said:Steve, do you pot them up for a time before setting them into the garden? That's what I've done with quart sized roses in the past, and was thinking I should probably do that again.



I'm in the middle of a very unscientific experiment with potting small, own-root roses. Just Wednesday I transplanted a Blairii II that I got as a band from RVR in spring. Until then it inhabited a 26 inch at least since early summer. It appeared to have roots throughout - though some of what I observed might have been hyacinth roots. I had the good fortune to transplant it when the top six inches of soil in the pot was tightly bound together by frost - so gravity did less damage to the fragile root ball.

The closest I have done to a controlled experiment is two Don Juan roses I got as bands last spring that were nibbled to the ground by deer in fall. Not sure what will happen next, although it seems that the edges of the pot made it a little more difficult for the deer to eat the canes all the way to the ground in the potted one. Blaze fared better. It grew for a year in the ground, but when the ground squirrels or pocket gophers began stripping it of leaves in midsummer I repotted it in a 26 inch pot. Deer left it alone, but it will have to reach about three feet in height before it goes back into the garden.

The four plants I received from A Reverence for Roses in their fall sale had canes approaching three feet in length. Penelope was planted where the rose will live and has begun setting foliage. Napoleon inhabits at 21 inch pot. I use a tomato cage to make it more inconvenient for deer to eat the leaves. And this helps a tiny bit. Cramoisi Superieur collapsed in our first fall frost and may never be seen again. Carefree Beauty I just heeled into the ground until I could decide where to plant it. It needs to be moved soon, possibly into the pot vacated by CS.

I know that pots have been the death of a number of roses in my garden since the winter sun heats the plastic and encourages premature growth that is subsequently killed by frost. And they do dry out a lot faster than soil, so even through winter they require watering. I think roses do grow better in them than in unamended garden soil, but the transplant process always sets them back quite a bit. So mostly I use pots to help keep a rose safe from nibbling animals until it is big enough to fend for itself. And that depends very much on the rose itself (Pink Pet doesn't need much help. Don Juan is never safe...) , on the location, and on the size of the the plant when it transitions from protection to an unprotected area.

Between the very warm and dry fall (no rain from September to February) and the herd of javelina digging up (almost) every plant in the beds outside the fence I am left wondering if I have any rose plants left there. And if there is, in fact, any size at which a rose can safely be moved there... in which case a significant part of the reason for trying to grow roses to a largish size in pots would be moot.

Pots definitely do help protect from nibbling animals. Potting certainly conveys more loose, organic material to the planting hole. In a crowded garden potting will allow me some time to figure out where to place a plant. This time will sometimes coincide with the time needed for me to give up on a weak or failing plant that needs to be removed. I'm completely sure every rose I buy as a band is better off having some time in a pot, though.

I hope you found some of this helpful...

When you dance with nature, try not to step on her toes.
Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
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cliftoncat
Mar 7, 2018 7:49 AM CST
I'm having to replace several obelisks and buying some new roses, so far (links because no pics in DB yet):

Climbing rose Comte de Torres http://roseraie-ducher.com/521...

Reine des Violettes

Climbing rose Captain Christy http://roseraie-ducher.com/514...

Salmon Wings http://roseraie-ducher.com/481...

Purple Kid http://roseraie-ducher.com/421...

Cafe au Lait (Simgrey) https://i.pinimg.com/originals...

Magic Moment (Forrusty) https://www.thefragrantrosecom...

Ebb Tide (Wekmopur)

Special Event (Meibrelon) https://www.thefragrantrosecom...

Amethyst Star (Raw1074) https://www.thefragrantrosecom...

Fair Eva https://www.thefragrantrosecom...

Malvern Hills (Auscanary)

There are several more I hope to get - though it might mean also getting extra obelisks... Whistling Hilarious!
Name: Margie
NY (Zone 7a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
MargieNY
Mar 8, 2018 12:12 AM CST
Mika , I look forward to viewing your photos. What a beautiful selection of roses.
Magic Moment - wow!
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Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
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cliftoncat
Mar 8, 2018 1:12 AM CST
Thanks, Margie. Magic Moment and several of the others are from New Zealand; I'm really hoping they are as exciting in real life as they are in the photos. Hilarious!

David Austin has just released photos of his 2018 introductions (to be formally launched at Chelsea Flower Show): https://www.davidaustinroses.c...
I think he usually launches new roses in the US a year after they are launched here in England (but zuzu can correct me if I'm wrong!)
Name: Margie
NY (Zone 7a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
MargieNY
Mar 8, 2018 10:26 AM CST
I could not resist placing an order with Heirloom Roses for this rose.
https://www.heirloomroses.com/...
Does anyone else remember seeing this when Ludwig's Rose was here in the U.S.? For me it was unforgettable.
http://www.ludwigsroses.co.za/...
When I enlarge the photo, I can envision the roses in a vase with some Dusty Miller or Baby's Breath. I am psyched!
Observe, observe, observe
Name: Nyx
Washington (Zone 8a)
NyxOfTheFallen
Mar 8, 2018 10:35 AM CST
I walked into Lowes and saw roses were on sale for 8$ a pop, caved and bought a Medallion - Hybrid Tea on top of my other roses help
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member Dog Lover Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry Keeps Horses I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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porkpal
Mar 8, 2018 10:42 AM CST
Tractor Supply Co. has $7 - $9 potted roses as usual this time of year. In the past I was tempted into getting a few and they all were mislabeled, bloomed once and died. So far I have resisted this year.
Porkpal
Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Foliage Fan Critters Allowed Daylilies Irises Roses
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cliftoncat
Mar 8, 2018 11:09 AM CST
I love your Relais et Chateaux, Margie Lovey dubby Stunning colour, pretty shape.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Mar 8, 2018 8:47 PM CST
That is gorgeous Margie!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Mar 9, 2018 7:52 AM CST
I agree ! Lovey dubby
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Mar 9, 2018 3:54 PM CST
My roses arrived from High Country Roses today and I'm very pleased with the plants. I'm considering placing another order with them.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Foliage Fan Critters Allowed Daylilies Irises Roses
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cliftoncat
Mar 9, 2018 4:09 PM CST
Just added from David Austin

Bathsheba https://www.davidaustinroses.c...
Emily Bronte (2018 intro) https://www.davidaustinroses.c...

plus the Lady Gardener, which I already have but wanted another because I love it so much.

I'll be adding a few from Guillot and maybe one or two others.

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