Rose Haul

thonotoroseJanuary 28, 2012

Slipped over to Lakeland this morning for the Florida Southern College Rose sale. This sale funded a trip for students and the trip is for an antique rose garden.

I am so sorry I am not clearer on this! I gave my Central Florida Heritage Rose Society newsletter to another addict there.

As you will surely understand, I determined that I would get only two fort grafted beauties and head for home. Luckily, they took checks.

Mrs. B R Cant

Temple Musk

Mary Washington

Bermuda's Kathleen


Brightside Cream

Flamingo Gardens Tea

Belinda's Dream

La Vesuve

What a thrill. Several were bands, so not so bad,... right? And after ten years of planting roses here, I am finally going to get rid of a few dogs.

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Oh, I totally forgot! We're in the middle of a big refurbishing project--refinishing wood floors, painting, and remodeling a bathroom. I was too exhausted to think the last few days. Boo-hoo, my loss.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2012 at 5:40PM
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Just to clarify - it was a fund raiser to support sending a student group to New York to work with the Heritage Rose District of New York, planting roses in Harlem, and (we hope) conducting some workshops there for local student groups and perhaps others, on rose propagation. Thanks to everyone who came by and got some roses!

    Bookmark   January 28, 2012 at 7:21PM
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Here is a nice article.

Here is a link that might be useful: More information about the event

    Bookmark   January 28, 2012 at 7:36PM
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Ohhh, I forgot!!! I was excavating Mme Abel Chatenay yesterday (and today) so had digging on my mind - not new roses. Darn! I was looking forward to it, too. So glad you got all those wonderful roses. What a haul.


Here is a link that might be useful: If only sweat were irrigation...

    Bookmark   January 29, 2012 at 9:13PM
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ingrid_vc so. CA zone 9

I think you've picked some pretty marvelous roses. I have four of them and love them all (Belinda's Dream, Le Vesuve, Bermuda Kathleen and Mrs. B.R. Cant).


    Bookmark   January 29, 2012 at 10:47PM
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I wish all buying/selling were so beneficial. Malcolm, I hope the students have a great trip! Thenotorose, congratulations on your new roses!

    Bookmark   January 30, 2012 at 1:45AM
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Thanks All,

I am just tickled though I do now have the hangover after the party. Where shall they go? The eternal question of the group.

Mary W, Le Vesuve and Temple musk have buds and it has been a very warm winter here, so I shall meet them soon.


    Bookmark   January 30, 2012 at 8:48PM
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Which roses are you getting rid of? I've thought about Mary Washington a lot of times; good luck with all of your new treasures.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2012 at 1:56AM
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The ones slated for removal include The Herbalist, Marchesa Boccella, Bubblebath and that striped bourbon which has been here for 8 years and I have never seen even one bloom.

Oh yes.. I have trimmed back Marechal Niel to one long cane in the hope that he will die and I won't have to move him to the south end of the yard. Though beautiful, the bloom is stingy and the hooky thorns are vicious.

That's my short list. I have yet to take a garden walk while I am steeled with this (new-to-me) resolve.

Thank you for the best wishes. I will let you know about Martha when I have more info.


    Bookmark   January 31, 2012 at 3:10PM
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seil zone 6b MI

Ah yes, the morning after and the "where am I going to put them all" hangover, lol! Been there, done that! But in the end, some how, we do manaage to find places for them. Good luck with all your projects!

    Bookmark   January 31, 2012 at 6:26PM
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