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Re: Rosa 'Paul's > now ZD

Sounds beautiful...and encouraging, Fran.  Our ZDs will have excellent full
sun, great air, and MGs to fertilize and water it.  My main concern is that
they won't be watered from below, but rather from a tall cycling sprinkler
head that covers the entire garden.  More chance for fungal disease which I
read ZD is prone to.

Re Ceres remark about ZD not being a repeat bloomer - don't know if I
addressed this - the salesperson said it was (also said disease resistant)
and since I had to make a quick choice, I believed her.  Time will tell.  I
may have to replace them if not.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "F M Ferrari" <fm4re@swbell.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, June 07, 2004 12:29 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Rosa 'Paul's > now ZD

> Not really thorns, but they are there, smaller, less dangerous. No
> problems with disease but it's on a trellis that gets goods air
> circulation between the yard and the carport.
> I think that I just don't water my roses enough to get blooms all season
> long. They do well in the summer but few flowers. I'm not really into
> the neurotic care that I could have for them. I guess that's why most of
> my roses are the old fashioned garden variety. Lots of noisettes that
> flop all over the place since I don't have them climbing but give great
> blooms.
> Fran, OKC
> Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:
> > least it's green and next to the carport so I'm not thorned anytime
> According to J&P, "this nearly thornless Bourbon climber deserves a spot
> where..."
> Fran - how thorny is your ZD? Any disease problems?
> Kitty
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "F M Ferrari"
> To:
> Sent: Monday, June 07, 2004 10:49 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Rosa 'Paul's Himalayan Musk Rambler'
> > I've got ZD and in four years has really covered the trellis where I
> > have it. Unfortunately, it's just underneath - about a foot - and
> > doesn't get enough sunlight to bloom more than spring and fall. Well at
> > least it's green and next to the carport so I'm not thorned anytime I
> > try to get in the car. Fran
> >
> >
> > Cersgarden@aol.com wrote:I would be interested in your evaluation. I am
> familiar with ZD but have not
> > grown it but had the idea it was not a repeat bloomer. HH looks very
> pretty.
> > Ceres

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