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Discussion id : 23-274
most recent 27 JAN 08 SHOW ALL
Initial post 31 DEC 07 by Sara R Markley
I just moved to Asheville in June of 2007 from Northern California...going from never ending alkaline soil and lots of sunshine to lots of acid and a sloped lot and lots of people telling I can't POSSIBLY grow roses (my all time favourites) tells me I have a LOT a learning to do before I despair, Have I come to the right place? Anything I can learn I would be thrilled to study,,,can someone please point me in the right direction???? thank you . Sara
Reply #1 of 1 posted 27 JAN 08 by Ronda's Carolina Garden

I am just South of you in SC. You CAN grow roses, and lots of them!!! I grow mostly own-root roses. I am also selective in that I select roses that have a high resistance to fungus since this area is notorious for blackspot. My back yard is a hill that I have converted into a rose showplace. I would love to help you!

Feel free to look at my page on HMF for more info on my garden. Rondas Carolina Garden at link:

I also suggest you venture over to the forums at Garden Web. Folks are very helpful and there are lots of folks from your area that can assist you as you adjust to your new climate. The link is:
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