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Post by Ed and Joan Con » Tue, 01 Sep 1998 04:00:00



Well, we have worked our little ---s off the past year or so,  having
moved into this home with nothing but monster arbor vitas, poison oak,
clay and weeds for landscaping; today we were one of the three gardens
featured in the Albany rose Society's Garden tour and folks were amazed
at what we had done and how we had managed to cram a hundred or so roses
into our little yard, not to mention the two "yuppie stone" gardens,
fountain and all the other stuff.  The roses cooperated pretty well in
spite of the 90+ weather and the fact that we have not sprayed them for
over two months now.  Almost everyone was drawn to Rina Hugo, nobody
could believe that she had such huge, well formed blossoms and nice
green foliage.  After our yard, we went with the group up to see Ken
Rowe's 300+ rose garden, just incredible!! If you are ever in this area,
don't miss this.  Ken has the most awesome raised gardens with some of
the best roses you will ever see (and some of the most sophisticated
deer deterrent systems, too).  From there, we went to John Sitton's
"estate" for ice cream and a tour of his beautiful garden, again just
incredible.  John's garden would rival some of the best estate gardens
around, another "must see" if you are ever in the area.

Ed & Joan, Or---n

 
 
 

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Post by Susa » Tue, 01 Sep 1998 04:00:00



Quote:

> Well, we have worked our little ---s off the past year or so,  having
> moved into this home with nothing but monster arbor vitas, poison oak,
> clay and weeds for landscaping; today we were one of the three gardens
> featured in the Albany Rose Society's garden tour and folks were amazed
> at what we had done and how we had managed to cram a hundred or so roses
> into our little yard, not to mention the two "yuppie stone" gardens,
> fountain and all the other stuff.  

What's a yuppie stone garden? That sounds intriguing...

--
Susan Ford
Norman, Oklahoma, USDA Zone 7a
http://www.clueless.norman.ok.us/sf/rerhome.htm

 
 
 

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Post by PetRo » Wed, 02 Sep 1998 04:00:00



"From there, we went to John Sitton's "estate" for ice cream and a tour of his
beautiful garden, again just incredible.  John's garden would rival some of the
best estate gardens around, another "must see" if you are ever in the area."

Last year I judged at the Northern California show in Eureka and being a top
exhibitor I brought along some minis to show in the judge's class to show
everybody how good my roses are etc.  There I met John Sitton who was down from
Oregon to judge and modestly brought a few of his own.  He entered about 6-8
blooms and his worst bloom was better than anything I had.  Whoa.  I think of
this each time I type his name from a report on winning roses in the PNW.
That's a garden I'd like to see.

 
 
 

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Post by Ed and Joan Con » Wed, 02 Sep 1998 04:00:00


PetRose
I have seen John Sittons garden four years ago and told my husband we
would have to make a circle and raise it where we had a tree taken down
and put roses around the circle like John has.  We did just that but in
front yard didn't even compare to Johns even bought Liverpoole Remembers
just like Johns to no avail.  Covered circle up and planted grass.  The
problem being it should have been in the back like Johns.  Now we have
moved from that house and landscaped our whole garden and people whom we
don't even know come and ask to see our garden it is truly beautiful.

Yesterday when we went to Johns home (after four years) he has even
added MORE roses and so many minis they are beautiful.  We have about 15
minis ourselves but one I have been trying to get is Marietta or
Mariotta.  What a beautiful rose.  Do you know this one?  Oh yes if you
ever come to Oregon we would want you to see our garden as well.

Joan in Oregon

 
 
 

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Post by Ed and Joan Con » Wed, 02 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Susan sez:
"What's a yuppie stone garden? That sounds intriguing..."

Susan:

"Yuppie stones" are those nice, neat, tidy, uniform stony-looking
concrete blocks that you stack neatly on top of each other to form nice,
neat, tidy, uniform retaining walls and raised beds for your nice, neat,
tidy garden or front yard.  Personally, I like to make garden walls out
of BIG ol' stone slabs, bad car tires and maybe an old engine block or
two (prefer Chevy small blocks), but Joanie doesn't like that too much,
so we compromise with nice, neat, tidy, uniform yuppie stones so's to
keep the feng chewie thing working in the garden.  Maybe we'll paint 'em
orange or something.

Ed, Or---n

 
 
 

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Post by lm » Wed, 02 Sep 1998 04:00:00



says...

Quote:



Marriotta, which you used to be able to get from Pixie Treasures
as well as Texas MiniRoses.  It's one of the most beautiful roses,
impossible not to hit when it's blooming, and has
unique petals ala Renny and Anytime, which is personally responsible.
Ralph Moore hit Sam to get Renny.  And Ralph gave Sam New Penny.
Although it's true with anyrose that a picture cannot possibly do justice
to a rose, it is especially true with Marriotta.
http://www.nrao.edu/~mstephen/2marrio.jpg
An elmelto rose supremo.

m

 
 
 

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Post by Silvira » Thu, 03 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>Marriotta, which you used to be able to get from Pixie Treasures
>as well as Texas MiniRoses

Pixie's still carrying it but they run out early in the season.  One of my
friends bought it as a standard, ( she is 98 and can only maintain a tiny pot
garden) It really looks gorgeous, and the petals are so unique, almost like a
zinnia. Are their any larger roses with this form?
 
 
 

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Post by Ed and Joan Con » Thu, 03 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Mack:

Thanx for the source & JPEG of "Marriotta".  WOW! Unfortuntly,we hav
slobbered on th kyboard while loking at photos....ooooh! Is it bear
route time yet??  Gonna get it, yep, yep, yep.  'Nother "yuppie stone"
garden comin' up on the honeydooo list, I can feel it.

Ed & Joan, Or---n

 
 
 

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Post by marriottacookdinn » Thu, 03 Sep 1998 04:00:00



Quote:

>Mack:

>Thanx for the source & JPEG of "Marriotta".  WOW! Unfortuntly,we hav
>slobbered on th kyboard while loking at photos....ooooh! Is it bear
>route time yet??  Gonna get it, yep, yep, yep.  'Nother "yuppie stone"
>garden comin' up on the honeydooo list, I can feel it.

>Ed & Joan, Or---n

you Chevy small block busted me.  Tires can be very useful, I can tell
you, my tractor shed has never blown away.  I'm very impressed with the
engineering, there have been some hellacious winds over the years.  And
I'm tellin ya, that Marriotta's like a Stealth Rose, it's really hard to
get a pic of it, I think it's the silver edges.  I don't know what it is.
I can never resist running in and getting the damn camera and I have a
stack of pics that aren't worth picking up.  And that pic--those roses
do that every time, I swear.  It's right behind Denver's Dream and between
those two, and even Pierrine, very shockingly and FINally, that's been by
far my fave spot this year.  Didja get that?
And I did mean to tell you, that newbie thing you wrote awhile back--
that was great.  I was walkin away with that guy in the end.
I thot, who the hell is this guy?, some fame ed writer, after all?

m

I guess Pickering's the only bear root order this fall.  I'm still wondering
whether to plant all the roses still in pots--I don't wanna kill em and they
so fine.  You know, I grew em in pots to get them big so they'd have no
prob when I planted them, and now I don't want to plant them.

 
 
 

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Post by FARHRZ » Thu, 03 Sep 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
(marriottacookdinner) writes:
> guess Pickering's the only bear root order this fall.  I'm still wondering
>whether to plant all the roses still in pots--I don't wanna kill em and they
>so fine.  You know, I grew em in pots to get them big so they'd have no
>prob when I planted them, and now I don't want to plant them.

Well, Mack, if you don't plant them, what are you going to do with them?  Bury
them, put them in your unheated greenhouse, what, what what???

Paula

 
 
 

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Post by Dave Amord » Thu, 03 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>By that may we assume you haven't received your Edmund's cat yet?  Mine's
>covered with drool.  My list is up to 11 but still in a state of flux, as
>usual.  You buys 10, you gets one free.

Let me see...this year's order from Edmund's so far is... Belami, Big
Purple, Brigadoon, Full Sail, Keepsake, LeAnn Rimes, New Zealand, Royal
Amethyst, Royal William, Cologne, Cl. Westerland. My only problem will be my
divorce settlement with the wife when she finds out - if she gets the house,
where do I put the roses?   ;^)

-Dave-

 
 
 

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Post by Donn » Thu, 03 Sep 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
>Let me see...this year's order from Edmund's so far is... Belami, Big
>Purple, Brigadoon, Full Sail, Keepsake, LeAnn Rimes, New Zealand, Royal
>Amethyst, Royal William, Cologne, Cl. Westerland. My only problem will be my
>divorce settlement with the wife when she finds out - if she gets the house,
>where do I put the roses?   ;^)

My list is geared towards ultimate disease-resistance & maximum garden
color, after the abyssmal year my garden had this year, and includes:

Full Sail
Cologne (replacement for the one that got downey & died)
Helen Naude
Livin' Easy
Easy Going

I would like to add Fourth of July, but haven't figured out where to put it.
There are several others I would also like, but alas, I must keep this
year's list to a minimum because of space concerns. I've about filled up
my brother's yard already ;)

d

 
 
 

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Post by Bil » Thu, 03 Sep 1998 04:00:00



Quote:

> >Let me see...this year's order from Edmund's so far is... Belami, Big
> >Purple, Brigadoon, Full Sail, Keepsake, LeAnn Rimes, New Zealand, Royal
> >Amethyst, Royal William, Cologne, Cl. Westerland. My only problem will be my
> >divorce settlement with the wife when she finds out - if she gets the house,
> >where do I put the roses?   ;^)

Donna,  Full Sail, and LeAnn Rimes are on my list but will be able to skip
Full Sail.  Janie found a white bloom on NewZealand a few months ago and
marked it and it has now bloomed again a pure white. Thought we had a sport
(we do) but  in asking Tom C.  he said there was a white New Zealand sport in  
Edmunds catalog called  Full Sail!!   There goes a fortion for us, but will
have a free Full Sail !!  This could turn out to be the best white and an
excellent show rose.

Bill in Alhambra Calif.

2:29:48 pm  9/2/1998