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Big Boxes of Roses.

There's nothing quite like waking up to two forty pound boxes of roses on your front step. Christmas has come in May!

Chamblee's seems to be the place to go for Buck and Austin roses. It's a pity that they cut their shipping season off so early! I was a little disappointed that quite a few of the roses sustained mechanical damage, but since they're all gallon size, they'll be fine. No buds on the Austins, lots of buds on the Buck roses. The biggest Austin rose we got was Evelyn, followed by Scepter'd Isle. Jude the Obscure took a minor beating in the box, but it's still bigger than most of my roses from last year.

Cupcake and Margo Koster arrived in full bloom. Winter Sunset and Polonaise both have a few flowers.

My surprise favorite is Margo Koster. I've never seen a polyantha before, let alone a coral polyantha. It doesn't have a fragrance, but it sure is cute!

Winter Sunset is a gorgeous apricot color that matches our iris Coral Sunset. I do love my orange roses!

It looks like Buckeye Belle is going to bloom soon. The petals are blood red! That kind of came out of nowhere...

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gothiclibrarian
May. 17th, 2012 09:38 pm (UTC)
I have had great luck with Chamblee's :D

Take pictures of those babies, I like to see them just as they arrive!
leene_chan
May. 18th, 2012 02:09 am (UTC)
Chamblee's gives you really good plants. It's too bad that since they're in Texas they don't carry many OGRs...

Some of the roses had broken canes, but a lot of them were very large.

I've started taking pictures of the new roses. Unfortunately, there isn't much to see just yet. Provided that they don't get munched, there are a lot of Buck roses that will be blooming in a couple of weeks, though!
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