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Discussion id : 167-097
most recent 7 MAY HIDE POSTS
Initial post 7 MAY by MichaelW
I'm looking for recommendations for an artist who could paint me small portraits of roses - one for each of the 40 varieties of roses that George C. Thomas Jr. hybridized in the 1920's and 1930's. I could be flexible on what medium the artists uses (watercolor, pencils, oil, etc).

My name is Michael Wolf and I can be reached at 256-239-0143 for more details on the project.

Thank you
Discussion id : 166-530
most recent 26 MAR HIDE POSTS
Initial post 26 MAR by KoryO
Has anyone ever gotten a complete surprise from a freshly planted grafted rose?

I succumbed to temptation and got a "body bag" rose from Tractor Supply a couple months ago. I saw what was labeled a "Blue Girl" rose that looked pretty vigorous and decided what the heck. Put down my twelve bucks and carted it home. Popped it in a pot, gave it some untreated soil and manure, plus a little bit of fish goo, and was happy to see it take off. It quickly produced about nine buds on the grafted canes. But when they started opening up.....they weren't light purple. They were a magenta color (I live in Central Florida....used to be 9b but just got "upgraded" to 10a here.)

These blooms are definitely not coming from any suckers. They are all from canes grafted onto the rootstock. If they were from suckers (do they appear that quickly?), I'd just call it a Dr Huey and deal with it.

I know that Blue Girl's parentage includes a rose named "Magenta". Is it possible that my rose reverted to a parent?

If there had been a magenta colored rose in those pallets at TS, I would just think it got mislabeled. But the lady said they just got them in the day before, and the pallets were still pretty full when I bought it. (The other varieties were ones like "Tropicana", "Gold Medal", "First Prize" and "Mr Lincoln" - all old classics.)

Sorry if it's a dumb question, I just don't know what happened here.

And no, not buying another rose there, no matter how tempting. ;).
Reply #1 of 2 posted 26 MAR by Nastarana
Experience has convinced me that body bagged roses from Tractor Supply and Walmart are almost never correctly labelled. Also the Brownell "Sub Zero" roses which show up at grocery stores in upstate NY. They might be Brownell roses, but if you buy one you will need to figure out for yourself which one you have. For the price, enjoy whatever it is you get and consider it an annual, is my conclusion. I have found that Aldi's BBs are true to label.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 26 MAR by MADActuary
Buying a rose which has been mislabeled somewhere along the line happens from time to time. In the past 4 years I have ordered and planted about 220 new roses. Six of these were not what I ordered, i.e., they were mislabeled. J&P leads with 3, while Edmunds', Rogue Valley and Roses Unlimited have 1 each. So, 6 divided by 220 is 2.7%. When you buy a rose in a body bag the chances of a "wrong rose" probably go up by 5 or 10 times, if not more than that.
Discussion id : 160-214
most recent 4 FEB HIDE POSTS
Initial post 4 FEB by KuwaitiRose
Does Bubble Bath have thorns?
Discussion id : 150-938
most recent 25 SEP HIDE POSTS
Initial post 25 SEP by Nastarana
Angel Gardens is selling a rose named 'Dancing Cloud', which is not listed here at HMF.

Their description is:

5 - 10

A very disease-free thorny little rambler with a lot of personality. Creates clusters of little red with a white eye blooms about 1 -2″. Makes a good block on a fence. Very fast growing.

IDK if 5-10 refers to the length of canes or growing zone.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 25 SEP by jedmar
Added, thank you! 5-10 refers to the growing zone. The given height of 5' seems low for a rambler.
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