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Re: roses/Back home

I love Alchemist which I grew along a fence when I lived in Maryland,  
but it would be hardy for you. Unfortunately, it blooms only once,  
but have you considered planting a clematis with it that would  
scramble among the branches and bloom after the rose?

Had a wonderful time in California, and an added bonus was visiting  
with Dave Franzman and seeing his greenhouses full of hibiscus. He  
sends his greetings to the list. Of course I had to buy - one lovely  
yellow, pink, and maroon flowered that I took to my brother in law  
and his wife in Berkeley, and one "The Path" (the hibiscus on his  
logo) that will be shipped this week to me. Dave sent me back to my  
condo with six hibiscus flowers so DH could see what he missed and I  
was pleased that the one he liked the most was "The Path". Now I will  
have to keep it alive! We did Sonoma County wineries and came home  
with a case of wine (easier to ship on a plane than plants). My  
birthday dinner was at John Ash and Company, a restaurant less than 5  
minutes from our condo in Windsor. Beautiful and pricey, but I'm  
worth it!

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On May 18, 2007, at 8:21 PM, Donna wrote:

> to the rose growers on the list.....
> What would be your favorite climbing rose?  Of course, I would love  
> to have it blooming all season, but .....
> Seems my staple planting, a rose of sharon, double something or other
> bush version rather than made into a stand, has bite the dust! I was
> hoping it was just getting a late start, but after further review
> tonight... it is dead. Shame, been there for 8 years and didn't  
> give me
> alot of grief.
> Anyways, trying to think of what to replace it with. Thoughts range
> everywhere, but a nice trellis with a climbing rose is kinda winning
> out.
> Suggestions.. since I am not really a rose grower....?
> Donna
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