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Re: Hello! Rose question...

    Be sure that you get as much root system as possible. That may mean
digging down about 12" since many roses are deep rooted. Try to get a width
at least 12:" wide. It is a good thing that it is fall. If you accidently
bare root the plant it should recover quicker in the cool weather.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2003 7:23 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Hello! Rose question...

> Sorry I haven't been able to participate lately.  Bill and I are spending
> our weekends running back and forth to Indianapolis and trying to play
> catch-up during the week.
> Mother has a rose that my brother nearly killed by letting a tree grow
> through it.  We chopped the tree, but now we have three spindly looking
> briars that are still green.  Since we will be selling the house and my
> brother killed off mother's family peonies, I want to move this rose (a
> a long plant from an aunt that my father loved and that gives mom joy too)
> to Dayton, but I need advice to make certain it survives the trip.  What
> would all of you suggest?  It is an old fashioned rose that bloomed
> sporadically throughout the summer and fall--bright red blossoms that are
> highly fragrant, and possibly a climber as briars are 6' to 8' high.
> never seen black spot nor powdery mildew on this one.)
> I will appreciate all your suggestions!
> Blessings,
> Bonnie
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