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Discussion id : 89-948
most recent 27 DEC 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 26 DEC 15 by scvirginia
Even though the official name is Mothersday, I have seen it sold as Mother's Day, and many English speakers who don't know that the name is a compound noun will not be able to find it. Would a hidden name of 'Mother's Day' be appropriate?

Reply #1 of 2 posted 27 DEC 15 by Patricia Routley
Never quite sure whether it was a day to celebrate your own mum, or a day for all mums. We've added it without the apostrophe and I am quite sure HelpMeFind's search facility can cope with that. Yep. checked. It can.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 27 DEC 15 by scvirginia
Apparently, the idea was to celebrate one's own mother, and the originators went to some trouble to make sure the spelling was '"Mother's", not "Mothers'". I'd always seen it spelled this way, but until you asked, I never thought about why:

If I try typing in "Mother's" I still get nothing, but I often get nothing using rose search, so I try it some other way, and it's there. If I look for "Smith's" trying to pull up "Smith's Parish" I get nada. But if I look for "Smith's P", it's there. Likewise, 'Mother's D', now pulls up the polyantha.

So the hidden name helps, and would have gotten me to the record much more quickly.

Many thanks,
Discussion id : 73-172
most recent 21 JUL 13 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 21 JUL 13 by Frhoden
I saved my Grandmother's Pollyantha Rose, Mothersday when she passed and the house was sold and it looked so healthy but I moved it again after two or three years to to accommodate a taller bush. Now for the last two years, it has looked as if its going to die. It starts out well in the Spring but then starts having light brown, dead looking tips up to 1/2 of a lot of the leaves. Most of the roses around it are healthy except a couple of new ones that I just put worm tea on since I was told that new roots might not do well with chemical fertilizers. I began using commercial fertilizer on this Mothersday but have added worm food recently to try to help it but it doesn't seem to be helping. What can I do?
Reply #1 of 3 posted 21 JUL 13 by Kim Rupert
Are you sure the plant is receiving sufficient water? I deal with two Margo Kosters, which are parallel sports of the same rose your Mothersday is. Neither does well here north of Los Angeles (also a higher heat area, like yours) unless I blow them out with a strong stream of water from the hose periodically. One is a bush, the other a standard. Both have greatly improved foliage of more lush appearance, better color with significantly more bloom of more appropriate color with the baths and increased water. If your plant is a more recent transplant, that extra hydration will also help it establish itself faster. These roses originated in much colder, wetter climates than either of ours. They really seem to appreciate a steady supply of water with regular 'baths' they would normally receive from rains. They seldom get rains here.

Also, how close is your plant to any hardscape? Walls, side walks, drive way, landscape boulders, etc.? It's very easy to bake, literally cook plants with reflected, radiated heat from these solar collecting surfaces. Those effects can be significantly greater for shorter plants as well as plants which aren't as well established in their positions. I'd check out the potential water and reflected, radiated heat issues before applying anything other than water. I would also try giving it a good shower every week during the higher heat and see what effect it has. The extra water suggestion is given based upon the presumption the plant grows with sufficient drainage.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 21 JUL 13 by Frhoden
Thanks for your quick reply and I think your suggestions are probably right since the last two years have been particularly hot and dry here and the location of this rose being next to a painted wood structure adds to its heat atmosphere. I will do as you suggest and give this rose more water on roots and leaves as it does have good drainage where it is located. Thanks again for your help.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 21 JUL 13 by Kim Rupert
You're welcome! I'm glad I could help. More often than not, problems like this are due to the easier, more logical, sometimes pretty obvious, causes. There are times they could be caused by nutrient deficiencies, but more often than not, they're because of drainage, water, light and heat.
Discussion id : 58-228
most recent 27 OCT 11 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 27 OCT 11 by Grntrz5
This polyantha has a very light spice fragrance in fall, I didn't notice it earlier this year. I have it planted near 'Homestead' verbena, 'Red Rocks' penstemon, a 'Matrona' sedum and some lavender.

May 3, 2012
This is a happy cheerful looking rose, all the polyanthas are well worth the space in the garden.

Jan 14, 2013 Red canes in winter, before 10F.

April 9, 2013 This rose did not make it through the cold 4b winter, it was planted in a windy, full sun spot and probably desiccated without snow cover. I will find another one, and find a different spot for it.
Discussion id : 4-727
most recent 25 FEB 04 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 25 FEB 04 by Anonymous-797
Most rose catalogs and encyclopedias list the Koster "family" of roses, including Mothersday, as Polyanthas.
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