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Discussion id : 27-058
most recent 8 JUN 08 SHOW ALL
Initial post 3 JUN 08 by krystle
This is only my second year learning to have a green thumb and already it appears to come somewhat naturally to me,(very thankfull for that). I have a garden with a wide variety of plants including sedium, hudrangea, sandcherry, hosta, and even water avens. This may sound like a strange combo but it's beautifull I promise. My delemma is that a freind just gave me a small angel face rose bush and I don't know what to do with it. I would to keep everything else where it is, authough I'm not against transplanting if necessary, but I don't see where I would have the space to let everything grow to maturity. I have a smaller garden on the other side of my house that only gets half sun. I want to put the angel face in this gerden and try to train it to be a sort of rose tree. Is this possible ,please help me make the decission. Thank you, krystle.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 4 JUN 08 by Dove Cochrane
The rule of thumb is that a rose needs at least 6 hours of sun per day. Although in my California garden the dry wind and strong sun made part shade perfect for growing Angel Face.
You don't say what your climate is like and that makes it a little harder to answer your question.

I think your best plan would be to plant your rose in the spot that gets "half sun" and see if it's happy there. If after a year it doesn't seem to be flourishing then transplant it.
Roses are very hardy and can take transplanting better than most people realize. Angel Face can be a truly beautiful rose, if it's happy with it's surrounding... if it's not - trust me, you will know *S*

Congratulations on discovering your green thumb, please let me know how your Angel likes its new home.

Reply #2 of 3 posted 8 JUN 08 by Unregistered Guest
Thank you so much for your advice, I actually got too excited and went ahead and planted my new baby before reading your responce. As it turns out, I did plant my angel face in the front of my house where I have half sun for it to grow. So far I've only concentrated on the front where I have a large garden on one side of my stairs and a smaller "L" shaped garden on the other side with a sitting area. This smaller space is where I put my rose in the corner with the hopes of training it to become a tree. As to my climate, I live in very southern Ontario about an hour from Detroit. I'm not sure what number that puts me in but our summers are hot (80-100+humidity) and our winters are 0- -20 plus wind chill. Hope that helps when advising a somewhat clueless gardener in the future.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 8 JUN 08 by Dove Cochrane
I've had a few roses sent up very tall canes and I thought I could probably train it into a tree form, but most shrub/Hybrid Tea roses like angel face only grow in bush form.
You could probably prune the lower leaves and thin out the canes to give it a multi trunk look if you're not lucky enough to get a thick tall cane naturally.

Remember to give your rose lots and lots of winter protection, what kills most roses in very cold zones is the process of freezing and thawing many times between fall and spring.
Once your weather begins to freeze at night mound soil a good 3 to 4 inches around the base, covering the trunk and bud union. Allow that soil to freeze then cover with thick mulch (I use straw) until spring.

Discussion id : 20-341
most recent 17 JUL 07 SHOW ALL
Initial post 14 JUL 07 by wordycat
Hi Dove,
I am the one who kept bothering you for the complete molasses, banana recipe. Thank you for your response and thank you for sharing so much of your beautiful garden and insight. I keep bumping in to your comments and completely enjoy your rose gardening, gardening philosophy overall. That was a wonderful comparrison to the poet and the garden always being recreated. It is so true. Good luck on your move and good luck on narrowing down your choices to move with you. Can't be easy!
Reply #1 of 1 posted 17 JUL 07 by Dove Cochrane
How sweet of you to send me a message about my garden and my big move. I've dug up 18 roses and was told by my husband I was out of space. I guess someone had to stop me because every rose was fast becoming one I could not live without.
18 is a great start and new beginnings are a beautiful thing.
Good luck with your roses.
Discussion id : 13-897
most recent 31 AUG 06 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 31 AUG 06 by HMF Admin
Hi Dove,

Love your journal !  Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us all. 

Can I make a suggestion though...  When you want to share a photo of one of your roses it's better to upload it to the appropriate rose page and make sure you indicate your garden for the "Courtesy of" prompt.  This way your photo available when site guests display that rose in addition to viewing your garden listing.  When you include the photos in your journal they only show up there. 

Using your recent posting of the 'Robin Hood' photos as an example, they're very nice and will unfortunately be missed by someone viewing the 'Robin Hood' rose page.

We can understand your desire to include them in the journal entry that they're referenced from and it make for a much more interesting journal.  It certainly makes sense and we need to find a way to have them show up in your journal and on the appropriate rose page.  Another item for the enhancement list ! 

For now, it would probably be best to use the appropriate rose page upload and then reference it in your journal entry - especially if we do not have a good photo of the appropriate rose.  Of course, you're welcome to continue as you like if you prefer.  Most of all we enjoy you journal postings!
Reply #1 of 2 posted 31 AUG 06 by Dove Cochrane

Wow,Thank you for the complement, that felt good. I will follow your suggestion, what ever I can do to support HMF, I'm happy to oblige.

Can I post the best photos on the rose page and just add one little tiny photo to my journal?

Reply #2 of 2 posted 31 AUG 06 by HMF Admin

That sounds good.

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