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Jean Marion
Discussion id : 58-508
most recent 12 NOV 11 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 11 NOV 11
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 11 NOV 11 by Jean Marion
Hi,

My soil is alkaline about 8.1 ph. It is a mixture of clay, sand and silt. My house was built on what used to be working crop fields.The top section is pretty nice. About 2 feet down is solid clay. I try to get rid of that when planting large plants.

I have put Mills Magic Mix mixed in with the mulch for quite a while. I also like Bayer 2 in 1 in the early spring. I have gone as far as putting alfalfa tea on all of the plants, but decided it just wasn't worth the smell and effort.

I water the roses more than usual. Especially on days over 95ยบ. Sometimes twice a day.

I have probably at one time or another had about 500 roses in the garden. Through the process of elimination (winter death, black spot, mildew, short bloom, etc...) I have pared the garden down to about 150 roses. Most of which I am very happy with. I learned a lot from our local rose garden as to where to start and what I liked, and then research on friends gardens and finally just buying what ever I liked and shovel pruning many each year that I wasn't thrilled with.

Thanks very much for the compliment! and Good luck in building your garden. (It takes several years...)

Jean Marion
decobug
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 11 NOV 11 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Thank you for the info. I'm glad that roses do OK in alkaline soi - mine tested at 7.7 - I found that Austin roses like my alkaline clay with limestone - limestone is known as a fungicide.
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 11 NOV 11 by Jean Marion
Limestone sounds like one of the good guys :)

Out of all of my Austins, the only one I can put in a vase and have it not fall apart is William Shakespeare 2000. Wonderful smell and all around good plant.

My other Austins (Abraham Darby, Lichfield Angel, Lilian Austin, Molineux, Prospero) smell nice but fall apart quickly once in the house.

I have several roses that I cut to bring in because they last a long time in the vase, but most of them have no fragrance. I find if I can put in 1 or 2 with fragrance then it doesn't matter if the other ones have fragrance or not.

I actually rarely cut roses to bring inside. My garden is basically for the purpose of having the house exterior look nice. So I generally pick roses that are highly floriferous and don't grow too tall.

I only have 11 hybrid teas, try to stick with the ones that don't grow too tall and have long lasting blooms. Of those the only ones I would consider bringing inside are: (Chicago Peace, Fragrant Cloud, Gina Lollobrigida, Ingrid Bergman, Neptune, and Yves Piaget).

My fragrant ones I would consider bringing inside: (Rose de Rescht, America, Belinda's Dream, Cotillion, Shocking Blue), however they don't last as long as say (Tournament of Roses or Lavaglut), both of which have no fragrance but last forever in the vase.

Jean
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Reply #4 of 3 posted 12 NOV 11 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
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Discussion id : 9-655
most recent 25 JUL 05 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 25 JUL 05 by Desiree
I like the fact that even though you don't grow all of the roses you take pictures of, you still want to share some of the beautiful roses that are within camera's reach with us. I am starting a book on striped roses. There is very little literature on this kink of rose. Perhaps you could be of some assistance. I live near the Portland international rose test gardens and have access to many of the nurseries here in the north west. I would like to include private gardens as well since I believe they would have more difficult to find varieties.

I just wanted to let you know I appreciate your contribution to HMF.

Desiree
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 25 JUL 05 by Jean Marion
I envy your location... :)

The only striped roses that I personally own are:

Twister
Rose Gilardi
Bright Lights
Earthquake
Ferdinand Pichard
Joan Austin
Purple Tiger
Stars 'n' Stripes
Strawberry Swirl
Swirling Orange

My favorite 'Tropical Sunset' I had to get rid of due to powdery mildew.

I only know of a couple of private gardens in this area. Mostly members of the Idaho Rose Society. As far as I can remember, they don't have striped roses...

Let me know if you need further info... Jeannie (email@decobug.com)
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Discussion id : 9-556
most recent 11 JUL 05 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 11 JUL 05 by Mike Gleason
Decobug,
Is that your Apache Tears? If not, where did you potograph it?

Thanks
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 11 JUL 05 by Jean Marion
Hi Mike,

I do not grow Apache Tears. Most of the pictures I take are at public rose gardens or nurseries. This particular rose is grown at the rose garden in San Jose California. (SJHRG) There are many rosarians that live near there that could possibly get you cuttings.
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Discussion id : 8-078
most recent 13 APR 05 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 12 APR 05 by Unregistered Guest
I am wondering how the moss rose Jean Bodin has performed for you. I enjoy collecting centifolia roses, especially the mosses. I would like to try Jean Bodin to my collection. Would you or know of someone that would be willing to part with a few cuttings of this rose? I may be reached at autumnshowrs@yahoo.com.

Thank you,

Lisa
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 13 APR 05 by Jean Marion
I do not grow Jean Bodin. Most of the pictures I take are at public rose gardens or nurseries. This particular rose is grown at the rose garden in San Jose California. There are many rosarians that live near there that could possibly get you cuttings.

This website helps with such trades:

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/rosespro/nph-ind.cgi?type=exch&random=2918
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