Polishing up a Vintage order
Fired into action by the $10 off on Vintage orders placed in the next couple of days, I'm putting together an order I've been half-planning for the past few weeks. I am limiting this order to four roses plus one custom rose. I fell in love with the description and picture of "Bassous Tea" in the Mystery Roses Around the World edition of Rosa Mundi, and it is available only as a custom rose. Well, I've never ordered a custom rose before, so perhaps it is about time.
I plan to order four more, four being the number that fit in one shipping box. Well, I had to think of some logical limit. I've been gathering information on roses that are PM-resistant because I'm tired of tossing roses that are disease-ridden here. Here is my short list -- not short enough, and I welcome comments. I'm putting in a few comments of my own.
Souvenir de Claudius Denoyel -- Luanne loves this, and it is fragrant. She says it is healthy in her East Bay garden. I'm wondering about the South Bay where I live.
Le Vesuve -- everyone seems to love it. Northern California growers say it is healthy here, less so in the Southland. From the pictures it looks to me like a pretty generic mid-pink rose, reliable but unexciting. Am I wrong? It is wonderful in person?
Miss Atwood -- I'm liking these fragrant, apricot colored roses. Don't know that I will be able to smell it, given that it is a tea.
Rhodologue Jules Gravereaux -- Fell in love with pictures of the bloom.
White Maman Cochet -- I don't have any of the Cochet clan. White roses in general are not my favorites, but perhaps I ought to have a token Cochet.
Madame de Sancy de Parabere -- Boursault rambler. I don't have any. I like the copper pink.
Baronne Henriette de Snoy -- photo got me. Tell me more.
Halloween -- older HT. I like the color and I would plant it next to 'Thanksgiving'. I adore these visual jokes even though no one else gets them.
Aloha -- Vintage has a VID clone. If I plant Aloha, I ought to go with that.
Well, there you are. I'm going to pick four of the nine. Please share with me your experience with any of these roses, both practical and emotional. Just plain loving a rose counts, too.
I am so very tired of discarding roses due to disease. So very wasteful! I want to grow roses that thrive, not roses that need to be babied. The ones I currently grow are fewer than half those I've planted over the years. Part of that was due to changing tastes, but mostly it was culling roses that did not thrive here without more chemical assistance than I was willing to give.