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Name: Mika
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cliftoncat
Mar 9, 2018 4:10 PM CST
What did you get, Neal?
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Mar 10, 2018 1:58 AM CST
Mika, I had ordered a couple of these from another company but haven't heard anything from them, so I ordered a couple of duplicate plants just in case anything goes wrong.

This order is Livin' Easy, Easy Going, Take it Easy, and Distant Drums.

Livin' Easy and it's sport Easy Going have been getting hard to find, so I wanted my bases covered on those. I haven't seen anyone offering Distant Drums for quite some time either.
"...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
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cliftoncat
Mar 10, 2018 4:23 AM CST
I love them, Neal - and especially Lovey dubby Distant Drums! Going to see if I can find it here...
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Mar 10, 2018 7:00 AM CST
Thanks Mika! Distant Drums is very unique isn't it? I believe I'm going to plant it in a part of the garden I've been working on where I've been planting roses in buff and terracotta tones and irises in rust, bronze, beige, and some blends with purple and lavender incorporated with those colors. I've also got some Itoh peonies ordered for that area for delivery this fall that have coppery tones that fade to buff. Suzanne's landscape ( @Calif_Sue ) inspired this project Smiling
"...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
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cliftoncat
Mar 10, 2018 7:20 AM CST
That sounds amazing, Neal - be sure to take (and post) loads of photos so we can watch it develop.
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Mar 10, 2018 10:26 AM CST
I agree Hurray!
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
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RpR
Mar 10, 2018 2:07 PM CST
The dude schmucking my car and the price increase, for minor, medical issues after turning sixty five have put a far bigger crimp in my budget than I imagined, so , so far, I have not sent in one order. Sighing!

Now top line nurseries are out of roses I had seriously considered, they are not available, or they are simply out of my budget, unless I cut the number of roses I wanted way down.
I do have, hopefully a half-dozen roses I ordered from Burgess coming as replacements for ones that went belly-up last summer but I had wanted to put in a mostly red , hybrid tea, rose garden as my last big go around.
I am considering some of the bargain bunch some catalogs I have are now offering, similar to what I got from Burgess last year but that is not what I really want to do. Shrug!
The problem is, some of the roses I wanted, from top rank nurseries, the price for three of them would pay one and one half of the rose collection clusters from places like Burgess, Farmers, etc. have listed BUT -- I would evenly split a bet, too many of those bargain cluster roses are the same thing with a different name. Blinking

Due to money I am pretty sure I will check places like Menard's, Home Depot etc. for their bare root roses but of the ones of those Sharon bought last year, although she got a refund, only one hers lived.
Last year was an odd-bad year, as in decades I never had roses die like they did, and Sharon's beauty shop customers said they had a lot of roses boughten at Menard's also go belly-up.
I had intended this year to be the one I gave it one last big shot but that may have to drag on for another year or so.
The question is get what I can afford now or drag it out, spend more over several years. Shrug!

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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Mar 10, 2018 3:26 PM CST
It is so disappointing to have exciting garden plans waylaid by unexpected events like that. I know all too well how that feels. Keep an eye out for potted roses at Home Depot through spring and summer though, I've been surprised to see some really nice offerings from them before, and at pretty good deals.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Margie
NY (Zone 7a)
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MargieNY
Mar 10, 2018 4:56 PM CST
gemini_sage said:Thanks Mika! Distant Drums is very unique isn't it? I believe I'm going to plant it in a part of the garden I've been working on where I've been planting roses in buff and terracotta tones and irises in rust, bronze, beige, and some blends with purple and lavender incorporated with those colors. I've also got some Itoh peonies ordered for that area for delivery this fall that have coppery tones that fade to buff. Suzanne's landscape ( @Calif_Sue ) inspired this project Smiling


Distant Drums looks great with Koko Loco and Berry Smoothie heuchera. This heuchera changes color in the summer, Fall and winter.
Can you see the B. Smoothie in the background of this Distant Drums photo?
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Name: Margie
NY (Zone 7a)
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MargieNY
Mar 10, 2018 5:02 PM CST
RpR, what are the names of the roses you wanted to buy?
Observe, observe, observe
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Mar 10, 2018 5:14 PM CST
Margie, that heuchera is beautiful with DD! I love the color echo!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
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
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gemini_sage
Mar 19, 2018 6:50 AM CST
I was so pleased with my first order from High Country Roses that I just placed another. After placing my first order I'd tried adding Veilchenblau to my order, but it didn't end up getting added. So I made sure to order that one as well as Autumn Sunset, Seafoam (I had this one and loved it, but lost it to RRD), Oranges and Lemons, and Queen Elizabeth.

Upon seeing Zuzu's post on another thread about QE reaching a larger size on her own roots I decided I needed one. Since winters here often cause a lot of cane damage I like the idea of one that is likely to get really tall. And I've been wanting a tall, upright rose for the middle of my pink bed.
"...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 19, 2018 6:53 AM CST
Exciting order Neal! Hurray!

Veilchenblau is on my to-get list too. Thumbs up
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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Mar 19, 2018 7:21 AM CST
I grew Veilchenblau in my previous garden and loved it- been wanting to replace it for years! I have an arch I would like to grow it on, but I'm concerned it may get too big. I don't expect it to get as massive as zuzu's amazing plant because of our shorter growing season and cold winters, but it is a vigorous grower as I recall. I have another location in mind too that is partially shaded, so I'm on the fence.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: dana aka iris28
tristate area, ky z6b
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dana
Mar 19, 2018 7:24 PM CST
If my Cecil Bruner dosnt take on my arch it's on I'm
Going to put a vielchenblau on it. This is my second try with Cecil Bruner at a different location. I'm trying to be patient with it. This will be it's second season so far nothing so I'll give it a couple more years.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Mar 19, 2018 7:47 PM CST
It took several years for my Cecile Brunner to start to really climb, but now she is attacking her oak tree with enthusiasm. I consider her worth the wait.
Porkpal
Name: Margie
NY (Zone 7a)
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MargieNY
Mar 20, 2018 12:52 AM CST
gemini_sage said:I was so pleased with my first order from High Country Roses that I just placed another. After placing my first order I'd tried adding Veilchenblau to my order, but it didn't end up getting added. So I made sure to order that one as well as Autumn Sunset, Seafoam (I had this one and loved it, but lost it to RRD), Oranges and Lemons, and Queen Elizabeth.

Upon seeing Zuzu's post on another thread about QE reaching a larger size on her own roots I decided I needed one. Since winters here often cause a lot of cane damage I like the idea of one that is likely to get really tall. And I've been wanting a tall, upright rose for the middle of my pink bed.


High Country Roses that's a nice endorsement Neal. And a very nice selection of roses you have chosen. Sounds as though some of us are feeling the itch and breaking out of the winter blues. I too placed an additional order for 2 roses - Westerland and Portlandia.
I was outside yesterday doing a little pruning - again lots of winter damage. We have had 3 nor' easters in the last 10 days. Yesterday the weather report called for 1/4" of snow for Wed. now they are predicting another nor'easter and 9" of snow.
Neal, another beautiful very tall (7') pink florist rose I would like to recommend is Eliza (grafted from Palatine's). To date it has not had any winter damage and been totally disease free. And it is planted in partial shade.


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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 20, 2018 4:41 AM CST
Thanks for the info about Eliza Margie! I love Westerland, which is what lead to me order its sport Autumn Sunset. It grows more as a shrub here- all the canes were killed down to the ground this winter. I love the big, extra pretty leaves too.

More snow in the forecast for us tomorrow night too. I'm over it! Keep taking my little potted roses out to harden off and then having to bring them back in. I'd like to just get them in the ground already!

Dana, I have the shrub form of Cecile Brunner. It gets some winter damage from time to time (most winters its fine but it had some damage this winter), does yours?
"...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 20, 2018 5:34 AM CST
We have snow too, Neal... Thumbs down

I really need to get busy digging up plants I want to bring to my new garden, but so far the ground is frozen so no can do... Glare
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
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Steve812
Mar 20, 2018 8:37 AM CST
We had a light dusting of snow two days ago. It will be in the sixties today. Starting to think the number of dips below freezing (ahead of us) might now be into the single digits for the season. It's pretty good weather for gardeners. Not quite so much for frost-tender plants. New leaves on Gemini, for example, have frozen back to the cane five or six times so far this winter.

Added to the garden yesterday: Miss Congeniality, Paradise, Pope JPII, Francis Meilland, Olympiad, Sunny Sky, and Judy Garland. It's been a while since I put roses into the garden in March. The good news is that these roses, from Regan, have been stored very well with no traces of wrinkling canes, loss of greenness, sprouting, or disease. Crossing Fingers!
When you dance with nature, try not to step on her toes.
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