Snow is here so lets talk about roses :)
Well the snow finally came and stopped any yard work that I had to finish. Also put an end to the job I had, hopefully for just a short time, so I am sitting at home thinking about next year.
This year I got bitten by the rose bug and even after many applications of 'after bite' the itch is still there. I have spent the past few months researching the net, asking questions on the rose forums and conversing with lots of you fine folks to come up with 'the list'. This 'list' I am calling the back bone of my rose gardens and will be made up of Antique or OGR roses (some classes are not considered either but I am not splitting hairs). The modern roses I have and those ordered will be planted to fit in with these.
While I understand that a lot of you can't grow some of these classes I would love to hear any comments, the good and the bad, you would have on any of these. I am not opposed to making last minute changes or additions even though I think this is 'IT'.
The backbone list:
Edits in Brackets with asterisk
Rugosa - Rosaraie de l'Hay, Rugelda, Blanc Double de Coubert
Hybrid musk - Penelope, Skyrocket [Wilhelm]
Hybrid Moyessi - Nevada
(Hybrid Foetida - Harrison's Yellow *removed from order, can obtain locally, yay!*)
Gallica - Tuscany Superb, Duchesse de Montebello
Setigera - Erinnerung an Brod
Damask (Portland) - Rose de Rescht, Comte de Chambord
Hybrid Spinosissima - Stanwell Perpetual
Bourbon - Boule de Neige, Louis Odier, Reine Victoria, Mme. Isaac Pereire
Alba - Maiden's Blush, Belle Amour, Celestial
Moss - Marie de Blois, Deuil de Paul Fontaine
Hybrid Perpetual - Reine des Violettes, General jack
Centifolia - The Bishop
Floribunda - Gruss an Aachen
Noisette - Mme Alfred Carriere
And last, but not least, is the unplanted moderns (a few of these are on order):
HT - Sunny Daze, Belami, Folklore, Oklahoma
Floribunada - Marina, Tournament of Roses, Iceberg
Grandiflora - Dream Come True, (Golden Celebration *informed today it was sold out to be replaced with 'Double Delight'*)
Shrub - Double Knockout, Folksinger, Emily Carr
Climber - John Davis
So if you have time and would like to comment it would be great. I would even like to hear any ideas on which you would plant together.
Thanks for helping kill the early winter blues and have a great day.
This post was edited by SouthCountryGuy on Thu, Nov 7, 13 at 1:26