These are undeniably very pretty ... thoughts? Will anyone be trying any of these beauty ? I probably will during the 5.95 sale lol
Cinco de Mayo is a nonstop Bloomer here but also a black s spotter:-(
BenT- thank you for an exercise in self-restraint today, I nearly justified a Jumbo Neil Diamond for $70 after learning of such a thing was possible. You had me at Jumbo... $25 off $50 is tempting, but I have a full cart over at Edmunds I want. Anyone have a savings code for them??
Wait a minute, wait a minute....a jumbo Neil Diamond? Wha? Where?
Okay, scrolling upthread, you're talking about Spring Hill? Y'all order roses from Spring Hill? Back in the day they were definitely a bargain basement sort of place. Are they reputable now?
If there’s one rose I’d go overboard for, it’d be Neil Diamond. Even though I already have 2 plants, I gasped when I saw it was available in jumbo size. I thought Edmunds’ discount was free ship on $100, and no discount code was needed.
I think all the major US retailers (J&P, SpringHill, Wayside, Edmunds, Brecks, Park) are getting their roses from the same wholesalers (Weeks, Certified). I don’t think any of the big mail-order retailers is growing their own roses anymore. So long as they’ve storaged the bare roots properly they should be good. I did not have any issue with my last order from Spring Hill.
So I hear you saying it’s big, it’s beautiful, and I‘m gonna love it? I don’t know much about Neil other than almost everyone on here loving him, but he is worth splurging for? I already ordered Grande Dame & All Dressed Up, but Neil is in my cart for a 2nd order from Edmunds I haven’t placed yet. I‘ll be well past the free shipping on both orders, that’s why I was hoping for a bulk discount even though I think their prices are fair.
Ben, I'm really glad to hear you've had success with Spring Hill. I hope it continues. I would just be careful. They frankly have/had a trashy reputation. I don't think Spring Hill has ever grown its own roses, at least not since I've been a gardener. (There are a lot of other ways to mess up a rose order.) Spring Hill and its sister operation Michigan Bulb were long at the bottom of the barrel in terms of mail order nurseries. Michigan Bulb in particular is more a ripoff operation pretending to be a nursery.
If they are under new management and doing better, then yay for them, yay for their customers. I would just be prudent. Nick, I personally would worry about spending $70 with Spring Hill for one rose.
Btw, I'm all in favor of bargains and am well aware that good strong roses can be found anywhere. Three of the most successful plants I ever grew were from body bags that my Dad picked up at a grocery store.
I never had a single favorite rose until I grew Neil Diamond. He’s so consistently big and beautiful , super generous and just about the greatest scent of anything. I gifted one to my mom, too, and everyone who has seen and smelled either of ours crazily seeks their own. My local nursery manager told me he stocks a bunch of them every spring because people smell it and in the shopping cart he goes. That said, I totally think a regular #1 grade is fine, there’s no need to jumbo size . I do hear he black spots without spray, not sure if that’s an issue where you are.
You have multiple orders with Edmunds? It seems they have difficulty applying a discount across multiple orders, poor lady on the other end of the phone seemed to have to do more backflips than Simone Biles on a balance beam.
I’m trying to offload my Grande Dame, too bad you’re not local. I think she was mis-marketed as a large bloomed HT, really more a small blossomed, large plant grandiflora. She is very healthy, free blooming, and fragrant.
I’m very familiar the bottom feeders that are Spring Hill, Michigan Bulb, Henry Field. There’s a fourth related stooge but I can’t recall his name. But Spring Hill’s Roses...are sourced mainly from Weeks like everyone else’s, and have been true to grade. Kinda like the iPhone you buy from Wally is as good as the one from the Apple store.
Oh Ben you made me miss my Neil . And yes he smells amazing but if you don’t stick to a strict spraying schedule he lights up in bs.
I’m afraid every rose I really like needs to be sprayed for black spot in my area, otherwise my only choices would be whether I like my Knockout to be red, pink, or mini. My guess is Nick is in Marin County where they don’t worry about BS but might have rust.
Thank you for all the ND pictures. I'll stick with a #1 Neil since I've already spent more than I was planning this year on roses. I placed an order with Edmunds earlier this month, but after a little soul-searching I decided to rework other parts of my yard, and now I find 9 more roses sitting in an Edmunds' cart. (SMH) I'm in SF, mostly dealing with rust, pm.
Omg nick im dying ... who you got in your cart ?
Marc Chagall, Moonlight in Paris, Neil, Peach Swirl, JPII, Scentuous, State of Grace, Sugar Moon, & Vet Honor. I'm a little hesitant to hit order with two whites and Moonlight, I'm afraid the bed they are going into will be heavy on the cream. I'm having a difficult time editing the cart because I like how each rose individually looks. St. Tropez & S.Africa were swapped into my Regan's order over the weekend because they weren't able to get the two Poet's Wife roses I ordered last fall for my mailbox garden, a call to DA is on the docket too now. Good thing I enjoy researching and playing around with the combinations.
Lord have mercy ... I’m sorry I need moonlight in paris she’s stunning along with scentous .
It's going to be a busy Feb when they all show up for the party...
I love Moonlight in Paris and you will too Nick! Beautiful soft color combination, looks better in person. Got mine at a flea market last spring - huge! - $15! Hope same vendor is back this year!
Nick, personally, I love a lot of white roses because they make everything else pop. They just pull everything together including your accent
Such a busy February that I rescheduled my eye surgery until mid March. Priorities people, priorities
Hopefully everything will be pruned and fertilized and holes dug for the new roses .
Just be sure to get Sugar Moon.
You need a yard boy I got one lol
I almost bought Moonlight in Paris last year. I need to go add it to my cart for this year! ♡
Does anyone hve photos of theirs?
Nick you will adore Peach Swirl (aka Miss Peachy Yum Yum, around here) lol, cuz she looks and smells just like a dessert!
There’s a guy that I follow he works for certified roses and he’s always posting her . Here are some ... the reason I didn’t get Emily Bronte is because there colors are very similiar
Really pretty. It reminds me of pictures I've seen of Bliss. Who is this Certified poster? I'd love to follow him.
HalloBlondie's pictures https://www.houzz.com/discussions/5737883/new-roses-to-you-that-have-been-impressive-this-season are the reason I went with Moonlight. It's a good thing I couldn't find Moonlight Romantica from Edmunds' or Regan or I'd be saddled with finding a spot for it too! https://www.houzz.com/discussions/5269653/moonlight-romantica
Oh my gosh, Nick, the soul-searching! Yes, that's exactly what I'm doing. Searching my soul because...don't I really need a border with purple roses and purple irises and Queen Alexandra poppies bordered by Peach Drift? Don't I really need Neil Diamond with supertunias at his feet? Etc., etc.
I thought I'd finished my rose order at 20. Then because of this thread that went to 24. And now, inexplicably, there are 5 more roses in my shopping cart at Edmunds.
Peach swirl is a stunner. Here is a picture of one in a local nursery -- I'm still shocked that I managed to walk away without buying it.
Just wanted to say gorgeous photos, and Hoorah! I can like again!! :-)
Perma, Yeah! Me too! Now we can go around liking EVERYTHING!! :0
suzanne, I googled the Queen Alexandra poppies. They are so pretty! If you make that border please share pics!
I have a hard time trying to grow poppies here but I keep trying. They say Shirley Annual type poppies would do best. I got 2 kinds of seeds this year to try....the Angel's Choir and the Amazing Grey Poppies. The Grey ones might look nice in your purple border too lol.
Who knew a like button could mean so much! LOL. Now if only I could type on my phone. :-(
If you all want to see a beautiful lavender/purple rose that is apparently not sold over here - so we cant go buy it and add to our overflowing shopping carts - check out Minerva. It is bred in Belgium by Vissers - simply gorgeous!!! Its a stunner!
Sultry, I have trouble growing poppies too! It's pure splurge, because they really don't want to be here. If it works I will take pictures. Much will depend on how purplish the roses are at that point.
Alameda, that Minerva is a beauty!
Ken, hate to be a downer, but my experience with JK “introductions” are that they are invariably dogs where I live. I do not spray fungicide. Note that those gorgeous rose videos you saw are made in CA, where they have no or little BS pressure
JP /Weeks sold lots of craps that should not be sold to customers where I live. NJ. They are, IMO, one of the primary culprits why people think Roses are sickly, hard to grow. It makes me mad every time I went to a local nursery and saws rows of “weeks” roses for sale, which had little chance to make it in NJ, let alone flourish.
Do yourself a favor: do not buy those untested roses, which more likely than not would be garbage in a high disease, humid environment.
What ????? My garden gets sprayed ... I put my mask on and hoodie and gloves and go to town every 15 days with a combo of bayer advanced disease control for flowers , shrubs , roses and mix a little bayer complete insect killer and keep it going !!! If I only bought disease resistant roses I would be a very unhappy soul .
Sorry to be off topic, but since last night, I cannot access any of the Garden Forum topics - like Roses. I click on them, but it just takes me back to Garden Forums. I wrote Houzz about this but who knows how long that will take. Have any of you had this problem? Was hoping last night it was just a glitch that would be fixed by morning. Thanks!
I had that happen a couple of nights ago, but it ended up being the router where I was at.
Just talked to Houzz - they said they were having some problems and hopefully will be fixed by end of day. The topics I was commenting on, and get replies when people make them, are the only ones I get. Hope it gets fixed soon - I go on the rose forums daily!
I emailed JP about the yellow rose AA186-7 since they don't list anything for it, this is what I got back:
"It is a hybrid tea crossed between Memorial Day and Mellow Yellow. Blooms are soft yellow, petal count 80-95, zone 5-9, height 5' x 3', and they don't have any information about its fragrance."
Should be intresting . I love that high petal count though !!!
Yes, most interesting. Memorial Day and Mellow Yellow are both good hot weather roses, so very encouraged by the parentage. It has far more petals than either parent, hope it gets MD‘s fragrance.
Good on you for inquiring, Nick. Very helpful. That parentage makes perfect sense looking at the rose: it seems to have some of Mellow Yellow's color and some of Memorial Day's full-sail petal form. Alas, I strongly suspect there could be some blackspot susceptibility.
Wow there gorgeous and the pictures everyone sent! In the 2021 set the pink one is beautiful, it would be nice to know if it"s fragrant!
Bennnnnn ???? How big did your lapark get ? I am doing charts and need to know back front or middle ....
mjkjrobinson, JP has it listed as being "moderately fruity."
I was a little surprised TBH about the petal count they gave me for AA186-7, per their promo picture it looks packed, but the bush I saw doesn't seem to have that many. Those recessive genes...haha
Does your M.Y. have much fragrance BenT? Your HMF picture made me laugh, I thought I should have known... ; ) It looks to be a very pretty rose, I'm always on the hunt for a yellow that isn't Julia Child. I have a very old Sun Flare that has slowly been losing steam, and she reminds me of it.
I think spell-check did a number on you, what is a lapark?
I’d say MY has a moderate scent, definitely there, but there are certainly stronger fragrant roses. Julia Child is a perfect floribunda but I prefer my blooms to be more HT size, so MY suits me better. MY is a huge improvement over older HTs like Oregold and Kings Ransom.
I think it's La Park.
My La Park is in a pot, maybe 3x3. I would guess 4x4 at maturity. It has a very dense nice rounded habit, and is on the large side for a Floribunda, as much girth as height.
Thanks Vap, for the life of me I couldn’t figure out if the question was even about a rose, doh!
Lol I was multitasking so I dint space . So she’s deff mid .
I only remembered because I've been wanting this rose since you first showed it as an unnamed variety in the test garden. (At least, I think it was you.) Maybe next year. : )) Oh. Maybe that was Lofthe Party and it was Lilyfinch that posted La Park. Anyway, there's something about this rose that I adore.
Yes, I posted pics of Life of the Party as a test rose in Huntington Garden. I hadn’t thought it and La Park to be that similar in real life, but from pics they run in the same color range. I actually think La Park is the prettier garden subject, but LotP’s fragrance is crazy good. Overall I’m very happy with both.
I probably just associate them together from how I abbreviate them sometimes: LP! :))
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