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Discussion id : 85-030
most recent 18 MAY 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 17 MAY 15 by SABUSA
Some one Please help me to show Sharifa Asma rose plant, where it will be available, so I can buy for Cypress Texas 77433.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 18 MAY 15 by Patricia Routley
Go into SEARCH / LOOKUP in the left hand column.
Type in the rose name.
In the rose’s page, click on BUY FROM (top right) and you will find many nurseries who sell this rose. Make sure you click on “View all nurseries selling this rose” at the bottom of the page.
Discussion id : 32-701
most recent 30 DEC 08 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 30 DEC 08 by Roselee
I would like to purchase Eden Rose (climber) in the So. Calif. area, do you have any suggestions??
Reply #1 of 1 posted 30 DEC 08 by HMF Admin
Please see the "How Do I..." button for instructions on finding a nursery offering your desired plant and then you can use the nursery ratings to choose among them.
Discussion id : 26-462
most recent 16 MAY 08 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 16 MAY 08 by Kay Koch
Are there any miniature roses or miniature climbers that are good to Zone 4. After a particularly hard winter we are replacing many roses. We would like to insure that we will not have this particular problem again by replacing the roses with harder ones?
Discussion id : 26-284
most recent 12 MAY 08 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 12 MAY 08 by Patrick Marshall
Growing roses at the 2,000 foot range in the Sierra foothills has become a problem when the temp. in the spring may go from the high to mid 80's down to the low 20's. This has caused concederable damage in our public rose garden in Jackon, CA. What type of plants will tolerate this change in temp?
Reply #1 of 1 posted 12 MAY 08 by Lyn G
I live on the other side of the Valley in NOCAL at the 2000 ft. elevation and haven't lost any roses due to the extreme temp changes in the spring. I think it is a matter of culture more than environment. You cannot imagine the range of advice I have received since I moved up here. Some people actually prune roses in January !

Here are a few things I have learned by my own experience:
1 Do not feed roses anything with nitrogen, not even organics, after October.
2 Only fall prune to prevent snow breakage ... and that's only to top prune more than anything else.
3 Always expect that you will have hard frosts in spring.
4 Don't prune until danger of hard frost has past. If you do see frost damage, ignore it. To cut it off too soon only tells the rose to put out new growth, which will be killed by the next hard frost. Wait until the rose leafs out and then prune out the damaged canes...generally down to where the new growth starts. (you can removed obviously dead canes down to the bud union before the plant leafs out)
5 Don't feed your plants too early in the spring as that encourages new growth.
6 When you do prune, prune lightly ... you have a shorter growing season.
7 Don't count on spring rains to water your roses. Dehydrated roses are far more susceptible to cold damage.
8 When you water, even during the summer months, make sure you water in the morning before it gets hot. This slows down the transpiration rate the plant experiences later in the day.

I have grown over 100 different cultivars of many classes and the only rose I lost was due to the fact that the pot I had it in while waiting to find the right spot to plant the rose, did not drain well and I virtually over-watered the rose and killed it myself. I don't think the dramatic temperature changes we experience is all that hard on the plants as I expected them to be.

All of the above is for someone growing roses at 2,000 ft elevation.

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