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Discussion id : 20-428
most recent 21 JUL 07 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 19 JUL 07 by Mooseman
Hello,
I live in Michigan zone 6. I bought a climbing rose at Menards with no identification for a $1.50. I planted it per the instruction's and it's doing great. But here in lies the problem I don't have a clue what to do now. Can anyone give me a name of a good book or author for the proper care for rose's in my area?
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 20 JUL 07 by Cass
Hi, Mooserman,
One excellent source of information is local rose nurseries like Great Lakes Roses, which has a good website with information directed to Michigan gardeners. Check their web page on HMF: http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=17.3604

Local rose societies often have excellent local information about modern roses. Here are their websites:
http://www.ars.org/Districts/great_lakes.html

Also check the eZine page and search for subjects that concern or interest you.

For really general rose information, I like Roses For Dummies. Try the library because after one read, you might want something else for your bookshelf at home. You must be careful about filtering everything you read through your Michigan climate. It does matter.

The American Rose Society has articles online at ars.org, although I don't know how many are geared toward cold climate rosing.

That should get you started. The key to growing good roses is selecting the right roses for your climate and gardening conditions. Good luck!
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 21 JUL 07 by Unregistered Guest
Hello Cass,
Thank you for leading me down the right rose path! The mistakes that were made are being corrected. I was glad to see we have a rose society, I'm going to next months meeting to see if that would be something that would interest me. One step closer to identifying the rose, I know it's yellow due to my very first bloom. Thanks again for all the help.
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Discussion id : 13-855
most recent 28 AUG 06 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 28 AUG 06 by jhess

I am looking for a website that has information on roses in spanish.  Does anyone know of a good website in spanish? 


Thank you!


Julie

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Discussion id : 5-061
most recent 11 FEB 04 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 8 JAN 04 by arnold freeman
we live in israel. the climate is hot and dry with no rain during the 4 summer months.altho the rose bushes grow to huge sizes,there are other problems. these include:a unbelieveable amount of fungal infection especially powdery mildew,lack of bud production during the summer and loss of fragrance during the summer.the rose books we have stress the north american or northern european climate.are thereany books that detail issues related to a mediterrean climate? thank you. arnold freeman
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 11 FEB 04 by Petals & Buds Nursery & Display Gardens
Hello Arnold
Might I suggest any rose books written in Australia, particularly the Southern parts that also have a Mediterranean climate. Rose books by Susan Irvine are good. A few tiles of her books are 'Gardens of Australia' and 'Garden of a Thousand Roses'.
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