jojomood Saint Joseph, MO (14 reviews) October 26, 2006
I have purchased over 50 roses from Steve Singer at Wisconsin Roses over the past four years and couldn't be happier with the service, price, low shipping costs, and quality of the roses I get. His selection of roses feature the best roses available in the country and continues to grow each year. He sells budded maidens which are extremely interesting to work with and best of all extremely easy to plant as they start out small. However, don't let that fool you because by the end of the first growing season you cannot tell these roses from any grafted or own-root roses on the market today. They are vigorous on RMultiflora rootstock which grows excellently in my area and most areas of the country. Give him a call if you have questions and he will assist you in making the right choices for your garden. On August 4th, 2009, jojomood added the following:
I have continued to purchase roses from steve singer at Wisconsin Roses every year and I am always more than satisfied with the quality of roses I get and the customer service that Steve provides.
I now have probably over 100 roses in my garden of the 250+ that I grow that have come from Wisconsin roses. the quality of his budded maiden roses is tops. They always arrive with excellent root systems and good multiflora tops to the roses. they stat off growing vigorously and within six to eight weeks I always have my first blooms on my roses from Wisconsin roses.
On the rare occasion that there is a problem with one of his roses like I had one this past Spring, Steve will always make it good and you end up with a good rose. His customer serivce cannot be beat.
He has a good selection of exhibition type HT's but I do wish his selections were a bit larger. With him being the only employee however, I can understand why he must keep his availability of roses at a reasonable level that one person can attend to.
If necessary, Steve will custom bud roses for a customer which he has done for me on some occasions.
The cost of the roses and the shipping charges are very in-line with the quality you get.
I will continue to order from Wisconsin Roses as long as I grow them hand he continues to sell them commercially.
If you haven't tried growing budded maiden roses you don't know what you are missing as they are so easy to start and you always end up with excellent roses in your garden on his wonderful multiflora rootstock that I think can be grown just about anywhere in the country.