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by andre carl
Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Mail order rose plugs!!
Replies: 34
Views: 3041

Re: Mail order rose plugs!!

You are quite right Judith. Having ordered from them when I first started, there is no doubt that Michigan Bulb is definitely a "discount" nursery so you do get what you pay for - small plants. I never had a mix up from them that I can recall though - I did with a few other discount nurseries and wi...
by andre carl
Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Mail order rose plugs!!
Replies: 34
Views: 3041

Re: Mail order rose plugs!!

My understanding is that they are all sold as plugs - even those that don't specifically say so. But I can be wrong. This might help explain plugs. http://www.growveg.com/growblogpost.aspx?id=79 The rose plugs I have received before were much larger than what annual plugs are but the picture in the ...
by andre carl
Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Experience with Perennial Blue
Replies: 5
Views: 998

Re: Experience with Perennial Blue

That might be what the not so pretty OPs might end up being.
by andre carl
Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Experience with Perennial Blue
Replies: 5
Views: 998

Re: Experience with Perennial Blue

I will have to keep an eye out for it but I don't recall seeing any chlorosis here. Easy to root is definitely true. The year I rooted it was the first year I ever seriously tried to root anything. I had quite a few failures but I got so many of PB I was begging people to take them off my hands - I ...
by andre carl
Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Mail order rose plugs!!
Replies: 34
Views: 3041

Re: Mail order rose plugs!!

Price depends on where you get them. I did try some of them that Michigan Bulb was offering and as they ALWAYS have coupon codes available (just google them) was able to get them for 50% off so they averaged about $7.50 if I remember correctly. This is a discount nursery so the plants can be quite s...
by andre carl
Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Mail order rose plugs!!
Replies: 34
Views: 3041

Re: Mail order rose plugs!!

I've ordered a few plugs over the past few years but mostly with minis. This year I have ordered a few more of the larger flowered varieties. I did get Iceberg plugs about 3 years ago that were being sold as hedge roses. I have had a pretty good experience with them. The actual plant costs were low ...
by andre carl
Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Experience with Perennial Blue
Replies: 5
Views: 998

Experience with Perennial Blue

I just transplanted 87 Perennial Blue OP seedlings to 6oz. yogurt containers this past weekend with a few stragglers left to mature more. I had a total of 106 seeds put ino the tray so this is definitely a seed fertile variety as an OP. They also germinated quite fast. The first seedlings popped out...
by andre carl
Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: What is best container (and size) for seedlings
Replies: 25
Views: 2258

Re: What is best container (and size) for seedlings

What about the next steps up? I need to transfer some of the plants I have in 1 gallon containers to the next size up and I cannot decide between a 2, 2.5, or 3 gallon sized container. I do not want them in pots that are too big just yet as this is just my next step and nothing permanent. Plus I nee...
by andre carl
Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:20 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Suggestions for repeat blooming roses with a strong damask s
Replies: 18
Views: 1129

Re: Suggestions for repeat blooming roses with a strong dama

David, There for awhile I would only order roses that had strong fragrance and good repeat. This is one of the reasons I ended up with so many HTs in my garden. Crimson Glory is my favorite rose of all the varieties I grow. It does very well here in Des Moines and I would definitely recommend CG for...
by andre carl
Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rodentially challenged
Replies: 29
Views: 2377

Re: Rodentially challenged

The mere mention of cane toads brought back some memories of my time studying abroad in Northern Queensland. That was about 10 years ago. If I remember correctly, it was not fun driving when it was wet because they seemed to be all over the roads. No natural predators definitely lead to over-populat...
by andre carl
Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:51 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Looking for Rose Gilardi seeds
Replies: 13
Views: 1448

Re: Looking for Rose Gilardi seeds

Kathy, Great pictures and great detail. I like the middle picture above showing the close-up of the ripe hip. Awesome look at that hooked thorn right on the hip. I guess you have to be careful when harvesting these hips. I usually hate wearing garden gloves but if I were harvesting these hips, I thi...