Roses around Calgary and area
Hello, I am new, a novice rose gardener. I got the rose itch this year. I thought I would start with just one this year, now it's turned into 6:
3 Winnipeg parks
2 Emily Carr
1 possible Therese bugnet. Mislabelled as a Winnipeg parks, which I am sure it is not.
The Winnipeg parks are from golden acre, came in biodegradable paper pots. The base stem are very thick and woody, over 1" to 1 1/2" across, looked like plants several years old. I learned today that it came from eagle lake nursery, just outside of strathmore. I will have to check them out one day.
I was surprised to find Emily Carr from Canadian tire, although the stems are not as thick, the plants are very vigorous. The tag said they have come from bylands nursery in the okanagan. Saw its first bloom today, what a lovely red. The Therese bugnet(I hope) was on discount for $3, was very sad and straggly, it's now coming along quite nicely.
Roses were 25% off at GA today. I was very tempted, but thought it would be a bit of a risk with the cold just around the corner here north of calgary. And the idea of digging another rose hole.... My fingers are crossed for the roses I do have, they were all planted a little late, a couple in pots, a couple in raised beds (it was a mushy spring), one is very deep, and another a little higher, so we shall see.
Thank you for all the tips on this forum, it has been very helpful. We've done well with house plants and vegetables, even a tangerine tree and an army of amaryllis Lillies so hopefully this new rose adventure will be positive.
This post was edited by prairie_northrose on Sun, Aug 24, 14 at 16:58