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Discussion id : 73-197
most recent 26 JUL 13 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 24 JUL 13 by Dianne's Southwest Idaho Rose Garden
This rose is beautiful right now in an extended spell of temperatures around 100 F, while most of my other roses are blooming with puny, fading, disappointing flowers.
Reply #1 of 5 posted 25 JUL 13 by Rupert, Kim L.
I would expect this rose to love that kind of heat, Diane. Ollie Weeks bred and selected his roses in similar temps to yours for decades. He LOVED red Hybrid Teas, which is why so many came out through his nursery. I loved growing that rose here! I'm glad you still have it.
Reply #4 of 5 posted 26 JUL 13 by Dianne's Southwest Idaho Rose Garden
Kim, my thanks to you as well. I enjoy that level of information. These were the largest blooms I've ever seen on Night 'n' Day, and I've been growing it for eight years. I'll bet you've been in a heat spell too. How are your roses faring?
Reply #5 of 5 posted 26 JUL 13 by Rupert, Kim L.
You're welcome Diane! I agree, it's this kind of information that adds tremendously to the enjoyment of the roses. I've read Ollie Weeks was a plain old "farmer". He loved little more than driving his tractor through his rose fields, his red HTs and his wife of more than half a century, Verona. Now you know where the Week's rose, Verona, got its name. Buck's Princess Verona was a cross of Verona and Prairie Princess, hence the name.

His obituary stated he started with a rented horse and plow and one acre of land in 1937 (the same year Ralph Moore opened Sequoia Nursery!) and built it into a multi million dollar a year rose empire, spreading over 250 acres in Wasco, which he operated for nearly fifty years until he retired. Another contained this illustrative quote, "Texas-born Weeks was an unpretentious, plain-spoken man who was happiest wearing work clothes and driving a tractor over his land. "He was a hillbilly and he made no apologies for that," said Verona Weeks, who was married to him for 64 years." The full article is here.

Yes ma'am, it's been hot off and on here. The monsoonal flow is also up from Mexico seemingly every other week, making it hot and sticky. Most of the rose plants are doing OK, thanks. The flowers, on the other hand, are potpourri the day they open!
Reply #2 of 5 posted 25 JUL 13 by HMF Admin
Very useful insight - thank you both for taking the time to share !
Reply #3 of 5 posted 26 JUL 13 by Rupert, Kim L.
You're welcome!
Discussion id : 5-558
most recent 25 FEB 04 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 25 FEB 04 by Unregistered Guest
This rose is the most beautiful red rose I have ever seen. It is a true red, no blue or orange tones. Buds are edged with very deep red. Blooms for a very long time in NW Florida, zone 8. Wonderful scent and few thorns. Has everything!
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