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Chamblee's Rose Nursery
Discussion id : 105-400
most recent 7 SEP HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 7 SEP by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Chamblee sent me the LARGEST gallon-size-own-roots when I ordered 4 Austin roses from them in spring 2012, over 1 foot with many blooms. Their root-balls were so large & solid that I could plant right into my hard clay, without needing to baby them in fluffy-potting soil. These own-root-Austins are healthy & doing great as of Sept. 2017. Customer service is excellent and their roses are true to the label.
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Discussion id : 96-302
most recent 12 DEC HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 11 DEC by Michael Garhart
Chamblees has always sent me great products, with no shipping/inventory mishaps, like many others.
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Reply #1 of 5 posted 11 DEC by Nastarana
Me as well. Unfortunately, for me, growing in cold and damp Northeast, with damp, heavy soil, roses from southern nurseries don't seem to thrive, and many have not survived our winters.. This is no fault of Chamblee, of course, or of any other nursery, but I have learned to buy own root roses from northern sources whenever possible.
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Reply #2 of 5 posted 11 DEC by Michael Garhart
I live in temperate rain forest NW Oregon. Have not had that issue. Most issues I get are from waxed roses, from box vendors. That wax just seems to really put the noose on new growth in our darker springs.
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Reply #3 of 5 posted 12 DEC by Nastarana
I have actually had better success with the waxed boxbags here than I did in CA, where they tended to succumb to the hot wind and dry soils. Here, there is enough water in the soil that the roots don't dry out before the plant has had time to slough off the wax. Have you tried soaking your bareroots in a mudbath first? Not just water, but squelching mud which will cling to the roots. There is a French word for this technique which I am afraid I have forgotten.
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Reply #4 of 5 posted 12 DEC by Michael Garhart
I usually soak bare roots in water the day prior to planting. Which is almost silly, considering the soil here is basically mud until May.
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Reply #5 of 5 posted 12 DEC by Salix
I agree- I have yet to have a failure with a waxed plant, at least with roses other than Peace.
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Discussion id : 71-522
most recent 9 MAY 13 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 9 MAY 13 by a_carl76
Excellent Prices, Excellent Quality, Excellent Selection, Excellent Service
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Discussion id : 44-113
most recent 23 APR 10 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 23 APR 10 by teka2rjleffel
My order just arrived. All four roses were big and healthy and blooming. Crepescule had 5 blooms on it. I'm thrilled.
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