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Schenectady, NY


February 20, 2012
9:50 AM

Post #9013332

There are a total of 126 votes:


Hybrid Teas
(15 votes, 11%)
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Climbers or Ramblers
(23 votes, 18%)
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OGR's or Species
(6 votes, 4%)
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Florabundas
(12 votes, 9%)
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Grandifloras
(2 votes, 1%)
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English (aka Austin) Roses
(11 votes, 8%)
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Miniatures
(4 votes, 3%)
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Shrub Roses
(9 votes, 7%)
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More than one of the above or 'Other' (Please Tell us!)
(30 votes, 23%)
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I don't grow roses (why?)
(14 votes, 11%)
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Previous Polls

marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2012
10:08 AM

Post #9013367

I love OGR's, ramblers, Miniatures, Shrub Roses. I guess my problem is I love all different kinds of roses, but esp OGR and miniatures.
Elsa123
Pretoria
South Africa

February 20, 2012
10:12 AM

Post #9013371

I grow HT, Climbers/Ramblers, English and Shrub Roses. Love them all. Can't have too many roses...

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


February 20, 2012
1:34 PM

Post #9013627

I chose OGRs and Species...they seem to do best in my climate, and I'm not a fussy gardener, so refuse to baby anything.
I do have some English roses and love the look of ramblers and climbers...I'm all about fragrance and tough plants.

Here's my Abraham Darby...one of my favorite Austin roses

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greenbrain

greenbrain
Madison, IL
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2012
1:49 PM

Post #9013647

I love all kinds of roses for different reasons. I like my climbers because they're dependable, hardy, & provide a huge splash of color. I like my species roses because of the unique foliage & hips. I like The Fairy for it's hardiness & ease to propogate. My hybrids for their color variety, availability, & fitting into small spaces. I like the landscape shrubs because they have such a long bloom season & are low maintenance. The supposedly easiest roses to grow; rugosas; looked good for about 2 years & died. They were my biggest disappointment. I believe that our city mosquito spray truck could have unintentionally did them in.
dmac085
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7a)

February 20, 2012
5:13 PM

Post #9013947

I like floribundas and David Austin roses. I like repeating blooms and I haven't tried growing DA's yet but I love how packed with petals they are. Always looking for short and non sprawling for my tiny space or containers.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2012
5:20 PM

Post #9013954

I like climbers and ones with strong fragrance. I also like ones I don't have to baby and do fine with mimimal care.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2012
6:43 PM

Post #9014071

I love them all, I think

gardenmart

gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2012
7:39 PM

Post #9014150

I had great success with three mini roses from the stop and shop markdown rack last summer. They bloomed gangbusters over the season in containers. I am hoping they last through this weird winter and come back next spring. I don't have a lot of soil for big roses and my hilltop is kinda windy for them also. but I love em all!
Martha

DreamOfSpring

DreamOfSpring
Charleston, SC
(Zone 9a)

February 21, 2012
3:14 AM

Post #9014277

gorgeous roses, melody,

Abraham Darby is a favorite of mine, too. The flowers have beautiful form, and the color is so intriguing.

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Highland Rim of TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

February 21, 2012
5:43 AM

Post #9014368

I love OGR and species roses, especially ramblers or climbers. And one all-time favorite red hybrid tea, Ingrid Bergman.

Alba Semi-plena in picture (1629 or earlier)

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bonehead
Cedarhome, WA
(Zone 8b)

February 21, 2012
7:45 AM

Post #9014508

I'm not overly fond of roses. Perhaps its my climate, but I find them to be a very needy plant, much more trouble than they are worth (to me). I have a small smattering of various types and have had the best luck with resistant florabundas so checked that box. I admire those who can grow healthy roses; I'm just not one of them. That said, here's one of my favorites, Chicago Peace, which I threaten to rip out every year... until it blooms, then all is forgiven.

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gardenmart

gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

February 21, 2012
10:34 AM

Post #9014721

The Rose Garden at the RBG in Hamilton, Ontario is a really great place. They have all kinds of roses bred for the great northern climate. We were there in June the time we went and it was a fabulous display. So too the roses at the Jardin Botanique in Montreal. There are interesting rose gardens all around the Northeast area. I would check out the roses in the ones closest to where you live on the theory that if it grows for them, it could grow for you. Norfolk Botanic Garden, NY Botanic Garden and the US Botanic Garden all have great rose displays. the one in Norfolk is really huge. There are others. Check them out this summer.
Martha
Indy
Alexandria, IN
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2012
12:59 PM

Post #9014873

I like the climbers because they are hardy!
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

February 21, 2012
2:05 PM

Post #9014965

I pretty much only have rugosas in the ground; they will return. I agree that for us they are more trouble than they are worth. I envy those who can grow them down south. They are so lovely and smell wonderful
bonehead
Cedarhome, WA
(Zone 8b)

February 21, 2012
7:34 PM

Post #9015313

Sooo... what is an OGR? Ogre rose? Old grumpy rose?

DreamOfSpring

DreamOfSpring
Charleston, SC
(Zone 9a)

February 22, 2012
3:52 AM

Post #9015496

ROTF. Interesting choices.

OGR = Old Garden Rose. I had to look it up myself.

gardenmart

gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

February 22, 2012
4:32 AM

Post #9015520

Due to the lack of success in my own garden, I freely go out and enjoy other people's roses. Sniff them as if they were my own! I love roses, I just don't have the set up to grow them successfully. Hence the botanic gardens.
Martha
kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

February 22, 2012
6:27 AM

Post #9015623

Austins all the way, woot, woot! Last year I put in 30-35 of them. I like that they were bred for disease resistance in England, which has a similar climate to Oregon. So I hope they thrive for many years for me. I also love my pink knockout roses---not sure what category they fall in. I think my pic is of Graham Thomas, but not 100% certain since I didn't label it.

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kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

February 22, 2012
6:32 AM

Post #9015629

'Crown Princess Margareta' in a mixed bouquet.

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DitchLily206
Madison, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 22, 2012
7:37 AM

Post #9015714

They are pretty, but my heart is given to daylilies. I enjoy those that others grow, especially when they end up in my house . [grin]

Edited to say that if my daughter had voted she probably would have said miniatures. They are cute!

This message was edited Feb 22, 2012 1:11 PM

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


February 22, 2012
7:48 AM

Post #9015736

Hmmm...favorite daylily form might be a good question for the voting booth!

Don't answer on this thread...I'll make a new question and we can play daylilies in a week or two!
ga1234
Conway, SC

February 23, 2012
6:16 AM

Post #9016884

I Love Floribundas!- All the beautiful repeated blooms. I have 75
Floribundas in my yard. Gotta Love Them!!

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


February 23, 2012
6:38 AM

Post #9016931

Wow 75 Floribundas!

Do you have any pictures you'd like to share???
Indigokitty
College Station, TX
(Zone 8b)

February 23, 2012
8:18 AM

Post #9017031

Oh my! How could you not love ALL roses????

I grow mostly OGR, but I picked the 'More than one' because I do have a few hybrids that I love and because OGR's come in every form: miniatures, shrubs, climbers and so on. They are SO much hardier than most hybrid species and are generally easy to root from cuttings, i.e. FREE! They also tend to have better fragrance and most of them actually HAVE a fragrance.

The hybrid roses I have are also hardy and can grow on their own roots: Peace, Chrysler Imperial, Mr Lincoln to name a few.
McCool
Millbury, MA
(Zone 5a)

February 23, 2012
12:46 PM

Post #9017293

I chose "I don't grow roses". I simply don't have the time (nor the inclination) to fuss with plants that need all kinds of coddling. We also have a very shady yard, so it's near impossible to find a spot where one of these would grow. My mother had a rose that one of my brothers gave her, but it gave up the ghost after about 3 years and never had more than two flowers anyway.

My favorite rose is the wild one that used to grow near the seashore. Roses that don't have any fragrance might as well be plastic as far as I'm concerned.
cocoa_lulu
Grand Saline, TX
(Zone 7b)

February 23, 2012
1:35 PM

Post #9017357

I love them, just some more then others!
Voted climber as favorite!

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kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

February 23, 2012
2:10 PM

Post #9017394

Beautiful pics, Cocoa...what variety are the climbers in your pics?
cocoa_lulu
Grand Saline, TX
(Zone 7b)

February 23, 2012
2:27 PM

Post #9017418

Sorry, that would help, huh.lol
First pic...Bantry Bay a climbing floribunda from Vintage Gardens
Second...Peggy Martin and cl. New Dawn in background from Chamblee's
Third, white rose...I've lost the tag :0( but it's a tea rose from Vintage Gardens


kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

February 24, 2012
12:03 PM

Post #9018480

Thanks, Cocoa. I have a New Dawn---looking forward to it blooming this year.
roserairie
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

February 24, 2012
1:53 PM

Post #9018574

I love the knockout roses.
jimwil22
rhinelander, WI
(Zone 4a)

February 26, 2012
12:13 AM

Post #9020248

ogr and shrubs are hardy enough for colder climates
SolMan
Croydon
Australia
(Zone 9a)

February 26, 2012
5:03 PM

Post #9021126

I proffer roses in some one else's garden, i dont want those thorns in my garden as i have enough as it is with Solanaceae members ie: Solanum

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