The shipment of bare root roses from Palatine Roses came yesterday. As I talked about in my post “Amazing what one learns when you talk to the rose nursery“, I ordered three bushes back at the end of September. While you might think that this is a long time for the shipment to arrive, the delay in shipment is by design. These roses were shipped bare-root, unlike many of the roses I have been getting lately. They are bigger, more mature bushes than the rooted-from-cuttings bushes I have gotten from other nurseries. They are also grafted, which is different from a lot of my other bushes. The delay in shipping was so the bushes, which have been planted in a field for at least the past year, had a chance to go completely dormant before they were dug up, all the soil washed from their roots, put in plastic bags, and shipped.
So the new roses are:
|Rose des Peintres: This is a centifolia rose, also called Batavia Rose, with a listed date of 1597 which probably means the reference is from Gerard|
|Splendens: Listed as a gallica,, this medium red rose is may be a type of R. francofurtana.|
So… I have my work cut out for me today. I need to get these roses planted…. today…. Now I just need to figure out where… Pots would be work but I do have space in the refreshed beds….