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  1. christineinca
    April 12th, 2010 01:07 PM
    Well, know a really late Happy Birthday! Thanks for the thinnking of me for the watermelon seeds, maybe next year, right? My pups name is Rosie, and he's a boy Hows the rain up there? I'm sitting inside looking at my soggy yard... Oh well, at least I don't have to water anything!
  2. Zephyrbird5a-6
    April 3rd, 2010 11:04 PM
    Well, let's see may be too warm for gallicas, but maybe centifolias would work, the oldest of which is Fantin-Latour, dating way back in the 1800s. If you want to go to the trouble of stripping your rosebush of all leaves in the winter, you might use a gallica, the oldest of which is Rosa Mundi, a bi-color pink and white. It dates to the 1500s, and has that camellia-type blossom. This is a fairly small rose, 2.5 feet in height. The other choice is the Apothecary's Rose, but a zone 3 rose, and again, unless you want to take care to strip it every winter, it won't bloom for you as it will for me. The other gallica that might work is Belle Doria.

    Except for Belle Doria, all the above roses are in my garden and growing.

    I recommend a bourbon, Mme. Cornelissen, which dates to the 1800s, looking very much like a camellia blossom in this picture:

    Does this help so far?
  3. Zephyrbird5a-6
    April 3rd, 2010 12:20 AM
    Hey sac, do you want a spring bloomer, a flush bloomer, or constant bloomer?

    Souvenir de la Malmaison come to my mind very quickly, but there are some very beautiful spring bloomers you could use. Let me know and I will list some things for you. Luckily, pink roses are my favorite!
  4. Zephyrbird5a-6
    March 14th, 2010 01:40 AM
    Ohhh, no! Sac, I'm so sorry! My dad has been in and out of the hospital with an internal bleeding problem, I've had some bad problems of my own, and have not been around iDig much lately. Ohh, I am so sorry to my best bud in CA! Happy belated birthday my sweet peep!!!!!!
  5. Zephyrbird5a-6
    February 17th, 2010 11:19 PM
    OK, I checked with everybody I knew in the rose society; they said they have heard about it, but no growing reports or disease reports. A brand new rose, I guess!
  6. Zephyrbird5a-6
    February 15th, 2010 12:43 AM
    I don't have an opinion on it, sac, I don't know anything about it...just a sec. My ARS book is right here....oh dear, too new for listing. Let me talk to my rose society president and ask her. Will get back to you.

  7. christineinca
    February 9th, 2010 01:12 PM
    Hey, just saw your message from way back in December, whoops! I live down in Watsonville(Pajaro Valley) between Santa Cruz and Monterey.

    I really enjoy reading your posts, thanks-Christine
  8. Zephyrbird5a-6
    November 14th, 2009 10:55 PM
    My good man, nice pics you sent me!!!!!!! Very cool, I have ideas for next year's garden tarps. Most of my roses are cool spring bloomers, I will take lots of pics for you. I will definitely be growing Ambrosia next year, too heartbreaking to lose all others to powdery mildew.

  9. sacratamato
    September 15th, 2009 06:31 AM

    Yep my 'lopes sure can be a pesky bunch to grow.
    That's what makes it so darn fun,
    To eat 'em daily,
    From Mid August > Late September.

    I'm working on a list (very short right now),
    Of those P.M. resistant varieties.

    Stay warm,
    Stay dry!

  10. Zephyrbird5a-6
    September 9th, 2009 11:04 AM
    Next year, next year, I'm going to plant ambrosias and any other melon powdery mildew resistant tht you can recommend.

    Oddly enough, we're picking watermelon and they are delicious.

    Go figure! meh!

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