Hi all - new to the forum.
I have seen the new 2005 varieties from Bridges and Nor'East. What looks exciting?
You should check out the '05 varieties at Sequoia Nursery. Not only has Mr. Moore released 3 new minis, he has released two hybrid rugosas, a moss floribunda and, most exciting of all, a Hulthemia hybrid-Persian Autumn. Mr. Moore spent 30 years developing this rose. Check it out!
Here is a link that might be useful: Sequoia Nursery
Correction! Mr. Moore has released 6 new miniatures.
OMG, Farmgirl, there's so much eye candy on that sight I think I gained a few pounds just looking at it! LOL! BTW, have you ordered from them? If so, were you satisfied?
The only mini I have so far is Sunrise Cupido. It's doing great and I definitely want more minis. Buttermint is tugging at my heartstrings. So is Orange Parfait, Rise N' Shine, Work of Art . . . Oh, I could go on and on! Help! : - )))
I've been ordering from Sequoia for several years. I've always been very pleased with their roses. Two years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Moore and the privilege of touring his greenhouses. He is a most gracious gentleman and his roses are to die for. I saw Persian Autumn and have been hoping he would release it. When I saw it was available, I did the HHRD in my office! The photo does not do the rose justice. I've ordered PA and 3 other '05 roses...so far!
Check out the Supplemental List of miniatures. It will give you hours of reseach material.
From Bridges, I received Camden, Odessa, Purple Dawn and Dr. John Dickman.
I can vouch for Buttermint and Orange Parfait as being exceptional.
The other two are just so so (Rise N' Shine, Work of Art)
Waaaah! Not fair!
ah well. It's getting hard to walk in the patio anyway
The Uncommon Rose does ship to Louisiana, and they have a nice group of miniatures(many from Moore).
I suggest Hi or Si if space is limited.
Here is a link that might be useful: UncommonRose