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Re: Re: roses

After all these years now, it's naked at the bottom, which is actually
elevated about 20 inches from the groundand against that side of the tree. 
I'm planning to move some Frickart's Asters there to sort of camoflauge it.


> [Original Message]
> From: Marge Talt <mtalt@hort.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 3/24/2003 10:40:28 PM
> Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT]  roses
> Thanks, Kitty...I'm always on the lookout for roses that might take
> some shade:-)  Your original post inspired me to do some looking last
> night and it appears that Hybrid musks will do well in some
> shade...found several I would like to have and am fantasizing about
> actually having a rose garden of note:-)  Currently have a couple of
> Rugosas and many more multiflora wildings than I really want - would
> much prefer having something like your guy growing up shrubs and
> trees!
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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> > From: Kitty <kmrsy@earthlink.net>
> > 
> > It is planted on the south side of the well-limbed-up tree where it
> > could get some good sun when it was young. It traveled up the tree
> and
> > out onto the southern branches to reach the light and then cascades
> out
> > over the Maple leaves, blooming only once. Part of it has also gone
> to
> > the east and the cascades come down under the tree's canopy, but
> still
> > do bloom. So, yes, I guess it can take some shade. However, here in
> Zone
> > 5, there's a certain amount of dieback as with any rose and
> trimming it
> > up in the tree can be difficult. That's one of the reasons I bought
> the
> > telescoping pruner. Training it was sticky as the canes would
> rather
> > lean south toward the sun rather than north to the tree.
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