First of all, it was tax day and I'm a CPA...so rationality is not in the picture. But, I ordered a new rose book online and it was a week past when I expected it. Also, it rained heavily and my husband remarked that the new thrift store end table on the back porch did not need to get wet like that. So, after work I went to the post office looking for my book. It wasn't there...pouting I walked out of the post office. Dollar General is right next door. So I went to buy the table cloth, doggie treats, a new candle, potato chips...you know, the essentials..... While checking out, I asked the clerk what happened to the box of bare roots that were outside a few days ago...(they were looking so sad). Initially, she said ..."We threw them away" I said really??? She thought I meant the cut roses...when I explained what I meant she said it was around the corner aisle. I said most of them are probably dead....the canes were brown. They had been in a box ...literally...for months...how could they not be. Well, I think she asked the manager and said we might sell them for half off. My eyebrow peaked. So I rummaged through the boxes. Sadly, the roses that I did not have but wanted looked dead. I rummaged through any that looked like they had a ounce of life to them. I took them home. My husband was on the couch...and I said, honey, let me explained what happened..
Giving me a look like...did you wreck the car I explained about the roses that they were practically giving them away and begging for me to have them...in any event here they are
Two tropicanas, three don juans, three joseph coat's ,one charism, and one pascali
You may look down upon them but consider the fact they have lived in a box for months and have lived...there is something to be said for that
Most were in horrible shape but if they had any sign of life I took them
Soaked them over night in epsom salt
You see the date and I'm a CPA, so instead of scrambling I opted to put them in pots for the moment
I bought a few dollar generals roses a couple of months back that are doing okay.
Even the ones I thought would not live ...did
This is Ebb Tide I got from Edmunds...one of the healthiest bare roots I received, but it does seem to want to sprout...most canes are still green but it's like it's still asleep
WHATS THIS!!! Heresey I say....this climbing WHITE iceberg does NOT look white...either a bait and switch or planted the wrong bare root.