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Discussion id : 9-834
most recent 18 AUG 05 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 18 AUG 05 by gordon demarest
I live in rio rico,AZ. it's close to nogales. I planted this spring next my garage with a trales.I planted 4 bare root climbers. 2 of the 4 are producing blooms the other 2 just keep climbing with no blooms . its been 7mo.. is i can do to get them to bloom?
Reply #1 of 1 posted 18 AUG 05 by Lyn G

There is a lot of information on the HMF site that answers this question because you are not the only rose grower who has had this experience. Rather than answer the question here, I would like to take this opportunity to teach you how to find some of the answers to questions that have been previously answered quite well by other users of the site.

At the top of the Q & A Forum main page, you will see a box labeled "Search Posts". You can enter the key word "Climber", "Climbing" or the specific name of the rose and several posts will appear. You will see the original question and all you have to do is click on the "view or reply" link to see other answers to similar questions.

Some of the questions and/or replies will be right on the mark, but others will be informative, too.


Discussion id : 9-608
most recent 19 JUL 05 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 18 JUL 05 by Rachel
We bought a house and have what we believe is a climbing rose bush in our back yard up against our garage. We have not seen one bloom once yet. It is very overgown since the previous owner didn't take care of anything. How do I fix or prune this? Do I need a trellis to attach it to?
Reply #1 of 1 posted 19 JUL 05 by Wendy C.
How long have you been in the house? It could be you have a once blooming variety, and it's done for the year.

Look under category, then go to Care, scroll down to pruning. There is a lot of information there. If you have a specific question that isn't getting answered there please post again.

Discussion id : 9-536
most recent 29 JAN 06 SHOW ALL
Initial post 10 JUL 05 by Anonymous-797
I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota and I would like to plant a climbing rose bush on the southern side of my house. I've had roses before that were a ton of work and I'm hoping to find "just the right one" that will require less attention. Does anyone know of a climbing rose that will do well in Minnesota?
Reply #1 of 2 posted 13 JUL 05 by Lyn G
There are only two roses other than the Canadian roses that come to mind. Both were hybridized by Kordes. One is 'Illusion' and the other is 'Sympathy'. Both roses are supposed to be able to withstand cold temperatures. However, I have come to believe that growing roses in colder areas is always a lot of work based upon what I have read. I have not grown either of the roses above, but both have excellent reputations.


Reply #2 of 2 posted 29 JAN 06 by Lenage
Hello, Anonymous in Minneapolis! As Lynn pointed out, there are the Canadian Explorer roses( try 'Henry Kelsing', 'William Baffin', John Cabot'- all pink or reddish in color and slightly fragrant-good to zone 2!! or, 'J.P Connell', a nice creamy yellow..) There is also a couple of other good ones too.Try 'Alchemist',a nice apricot color, good to zone3, or train a few of the rugosa type roses, if your growing area for climbing is not too high : 'Jens Munk',a pink ,taller shrub(another C.Exp..)that can be trained to go against something, 'Agnes' is a pale yellow shrub rugosa, and you might have some luck with 'Topaz' as well,as it,s got fairly long canes.Down your way, you might wish to peek at what varieties you can find in the Griffith Buck( Iowa) series. His roses are beautiful,fragrant,and hardy as well. None of these roses are particularly fussy, as they need little protection, no pesticides, and only some attention to thier nutrients once in awhile to see them do thier best. I live in Hamilton, Ontario, ( zone 5-6 ) and grow a few of these with much success. My mum is north of here, in North Bay (zone 4) and her roses are gorgeous, even with some light die-back. She does not protect hers. Good luck, and Happy growing! Lenage.
Discussion id : 9-124
most recent 14 JUN 05 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 12 JUN 05 by Anonymous-797
Several years ago we bought two Rosa Bansiae (Lady Banks) climbing rose plants in South Carolina and planted them in large planter boxes on our deck in Virginia. They have both thrived until this year, when they did not seem to weather the winter well and there were a lot of dead branches to contend with this spring. We did not prune off the dead until after the spring bloom, as not to stress the plants. One plant looks like it will do well and is giving off a lot of new shoots from its base and other areas. The other is not producing new shoots and some of the leaves on mature branches are turning yellow. What should we do for it? Fertilize? Are we under watering or over watering? There is very good drainage in the planter box and it is very large. There are some tiny black ants that crawl up and down the trunk, but there doesn't appear to be any damage to the foliage, other than it turning yellow. Any ideas on what we should be doing for this/these plants? Thanks!
Reply #1 of 1 posted 14 JUN 05 by Lyn G
I would be very hesitant to use R. banksiae as a rose to plant in a container on my deck a as it is a huge rose when it reaches maturity. You might want to read the May Ezine article by Jeri Jennings called the Tombstone Rose. She mentions that the R. banksiae banksiae in the article measures about 8,000 sq. ft.

Most large roses don't really put much top growth up when they are young plants because they are very busy growing roots so that they can anchor the top growth. I strongly suspect your roses are very, very rootbound.


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