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Kathy Strong
most recent 12 days ago HIDE POSTS
Initial post 12 days ago by Kathy Strong's Del Cerro Garden
Hi everyone:

Our rose society is running its seventeenth annual rare and unusual rose auction now. Email bidding is open, and closes precisely at noon on Oct. 20th. Information is on our website at, and there are lists of the roses available (linked to this site for pictures) as well as a form for submitting email bids on the site. Please have a look.

We do ship roses, and this year we are making a concerted effort to keep the roses to one gallon containers for easier and cheaper shipping. If you have any special instructions, like that you would like to place a bid, "provided it is in a one gallon container" or something like that, just let us know. We assign real live society members-- those that are not placing bids themselves -- to actually place the email bids, and they will do their best to accommodate whatever you ask for by way of special instructions. And they will not overbid. If you give them a "no higher than x" price, the price you will actually pay will be one dollar over the next highest bid (plus our shipping costs for getting it to you, which are separate).

Simsalabim is usually the highest price rose in the bunch, but there are also usually quite a few that go for 20 to 30 dollars. For shipping, we only charge whatever the USPS actually charges us, and we ship whenever you tell us to to do so, although we get bulk rates (much better for you) if we do it the week after the auction. If you want plants next spring however, due to cold weather or something like that, we can overwinter them in California as need be, and ship later at regular USPS rates.

Again, please have a look:
Thank you, Kathy Strong

ps below is a photo I took yesterday from the actual plant of Simsalabim that will be auctioned off at our auction this year.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 12 days ago by HMF Admin
Kathy, you're welcome to use the Event tab on your listing to add this to the HMF calendar.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 12 days ago by California Coastal Rose Society
Done! Good idea. Hope someone looks at it. I put the whole schedule of festivities over there.
most recent 25 SEP HIDE POSTS
Initial post 25 SEP by Kathy Strong's Del Cerro Garden
Anyone have any idea whether "big white fairy" is different than "crystal fairy" since both are white sports of "the fairy?"
Reply #1 of 2 posted 25 SEP by Puns 'n' Roses
I've had Crystal Fairy (and managed to kill it). It is exactly like The Fairy just without the colour. Identical in every respect, just not pink.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 25 SEP by Kathy Strong's Del Cerro Garden
I have both crystal fairy and the fairy now. I was wondering if there is any difference between the two white sports of the fairy.
most recent 20 SEP HIDE POSTS
Initial post 17 SEP by mamabotanica
Gorgeous rose!
Reply #1 of 3 posted 18 SEP by Kathy Strong's Del Cerro Garden
Thank you. I like it too. It does tend towards David Austin octopus arms here, however, so give it room. Behaves like a climber.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 20 SEP by mamabotanica
Do you think it would do okay on a 7ft obelisk or would that be too confined?
Reply #3 of 3 posted 20 SEP by Kathy Strong's Del Cerro Garden
I would think that's perfect!
most recent 18 SEP HIDE POSTS
Initial post 18 SEP by Robert Neil Rippetoe
Did you get this one from the CCRS auction? I think it may have come from me.

Looking great there for you.

Thanks, Robert
Reply #1 of 1 posted 18 SEP by Kathy Strong's Del Cerro Garden
Nope, I got it from Eurodesert, a long time ago. But thanx anyway for the contribution to CCRS auction, and for a further chance to plug it here, lol. Our "Save the Roses CCRS 17th Annual Rare and Unusual Rose Auction" is the weekend of Oct. 20 to Oct. 22, 2017 in Carlsbad, California, and if you can't get to California, we do take internet bids and ship within the US at whatever time of year you specify. More info and a list of the roses we have this year can be found on our website.
The roses we have change every year, but we always try to have Simsalabim.
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