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'Crimson Rambler' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 45-516
most recent 5 JUN 10 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 4 JUN 10 by Jay-Jay
This rose is at our place very susceptible to mildew! It covers all the leaves and buds, and the leaves fall off. Even the buds do not open properly because of it!
Reply #1 of 3 posted 5 JUN 10 by Patricia Routley
Move it Jay-Jay. Because of the name, people treated 'Turner's crimson Rambler' like a rambler and put it up against the walls of the houses where it felt smothered. It developed mildew in these situations and became known as a leper, a mildew-breeder. This rose likes the “wide open spaces” of cool climates. It hates warm climates and was never quite happy in the Riviera, seldom bloomed in Florida, and was climatically unsuited to California. If you prepare a good root run right from the start, and plant it as a pillar or large shrub in the open, where it will receive air circulation from all sides, then you will have a sight that will gladden your heart each spring.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 5 JUN 10 by Jay-Jay
Thank You for Your reaction Patricia, it was for me an eyeopener. I already gave up the "Crimson Rambler", but next year it wil become the place it deserves. My brother has a big open field next to his new home, and I think he and his wife will adopt it AND enjoy its beauty! Their garden needs still some "furnishing".
Always when You load up Your photo's, there is again that surprise effect because there often is again another, for me unknown, old rose in all its aspects! Thank You for sharing Your enthousiasm!
Greetings from the opposite site of the world, Jay-Jay.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 5 JUN 10 by Patricia Routley
Greetings and waves back to you up there Jay-Jay.
My reaction was rather abrupt I am afraid, but I was taking a short-cut and just cutting-and-pasteing from an article I did on 'Turner's Crimson Rambler' in February 2008 for my local newspaper. I am glad you like the old roses too. I don't recall who wrote the lines below but I am sure she wrote them just for us.
Patricia - down under.

One comes back to those old-fashioned roses as
one does to old music and poetry. A garden
needs old association, old fragrances, as a
home needs things that have been lived with.
Discussion id : 32-280
most recent 10 DEC 08 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 10 DEC 08 by Cass
An excellent black and white photo from 1913 can be viewed by searching the Historic Image Collection of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden:
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