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Re: Hello! Rose question...

Judy - congrats on your rose - wow!!  And the Antique Rose Emporium has great stuff!!

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Judy L Browning" <judybrowning@lewiston.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Thu, 25 Sep 2003 08:23:42 -0700

>I noticed the Antique Rose Emporium site has good info on cuttings, It says
>fall is the best time [in Texas : ) hope that's true for the rest of us] to
>take cuttings. Pencil thick, 6 inches, make sure there are at least 3 leaf
>nodes. Thanks for the link, Nora www.weAREroses.com .
>Judy B
>z 6 Idaho, crisp nights, warm days, fall is here. Moving some of the tenders
>off the deck into the house. Got best of show for a stem of Rosa polyanthus
>"The Fairy" at the county Fair last week. Woo Hoo!
>From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
>> Good ideas all, Melody, Betsy and Nora!  As for cuttings, the briars have
>> few if any leaves on them right now.  Is there a chance of doing cuttings
>> there are no leaves?  The three long briars are also without any
>> though all three are indeed green.
>> Yes, this rose is important to me and my family (especially on dad's
>> Thanks Nora for the site regarding old roses.  I'll jump on that the first
>> few free moments I have.
>> I'll be doing the pre-cutting with the sharp shovel maneuver most likely
>> this weekend.  (Note to self, take a rain cape.)  Rain is predicted all
>> weekend, but I can't let that stop progress with fall officially here.
>> Indianapolis generally has our weather three hours before it reaches us.
>> Thank You everyone!
>> Blessings,
>> Bonnie (SW OH-Zone 5)
>> From: Melody
>> Bonnie: One thing you can do prior to actually digging up the rose is to
>> root cut it about a week before you want to take it out of the
>> ground...take a very sharp shovel and go deep with it all around the
>> rose, severing the roots as much as possible, getting as large a mass of
>> the root ball as you can. ***Leave the plant in the ground*** for about
>> a week, making sure you give it a good deep drink of water. Make sure
>> when you actually take it out of the ground you wrap it well and get it
>> back into the ground as soon as you can. Heirloom roses are generally
>> tough plants...they take a lot of abuse/neglect. Make sure you water it
>> thoroughly once it is back in the ground, of course. And if you can pick
>> a good sunny spot for it (6-8 hrs. a day), that provides good drainage
>> (they like deep waterings but hate soggy soil) you will definitely
>> improve it's odds of surviving. Good luck. I think I would also do as
>> Judy suggested and try to take cuttings of the bush before you force
>> dormancy...get them in some rooting hormone and make yourself a couple
>> of baby rose bushes if it's that important to you to save it.
>> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
>> From: Bonnie & Bill Morgan [mailto: wmorgan972@ameritech.net]
>> Sorry I haven't been able to participate lately. Bill and I are
>> spending<br>our weekends running back and forth to Indianapolis and
>> trying to play<br>catch-up during the week. <br><br>Mother has a rose
>> that my brother nearly killed by letting a tree grow<br>through it. We
>> chopped the tree, but now we have three spindly looking<br>briars that
>> are still green. Since we will be selling the house and my<br>brother
>> killed off mother's family peonies, I want to move this rose (a
>> pass<br>a long plant from an aunt that my father loved and that gives
>> mom joy too)<br>to Dayton, but I need advice to make certain it survives
>> the trip. What<br>would all of you suggest? It is an old fashioned rose
>> that bloomed<br>sporadically throughout the summer and fall--bright red
>> blossoms that are<br>highly fragrant, and possibly a climber as briars
>> are 6' to 8' high. (I've<br>never seen black spot nor powdery mildew on
>> this one.) I will appreciate all your suggestions! Blessings, Bonnie
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