Appropriate Memorial Rose

barb_in_dc(z7 DC)June 5, 2010

Hi, Rosy Friends!

I haven't been around here much in the last couple of years, but I thought this would be the place to get a quick answer to this. One of my long-time neighbors died yesterday of advanced emphysema (see the thread below on quitting smoking!). She used to grow tomatoes every year on our pool deck and there is a nice pot out there with nothing in it this year that belonged to her. I suggested to some of my neighbors that we should plant a rose in that pot in her memory. The question is: Which one? Her name was Nanette and she was from Wales. Her real given name was Hannah, but she always hated that name, so "Hannah Gordon" wouldn't do. It should be something pretty disease-resistant, since there can't be any spraying around here.

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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There are so many roses to choose from---I think you should
plant something YOU like.

What is you favorite color ?--size of rose you want etc.--Some roses do very well in containers.

Have you checked the rose Gallery or the Antique rose gallery ?---

there are some really good pictures that will help you decide.

Good Luck I hope you find the perfect rose.


    Bookmark   June 5, 2010 at 9:59PM
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karenforroses(z5 NorthernMI)

Vintage Gardens carries the gallica 'Nanette' - It's pretty and rated quite well.

Here is a link that might be useful: Nanette

    Bookmark   August 15, 2010 at 7:23PM
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barb_in_dc(z7 DC)

Just wanted to let you all know that I found a "Sexy Rexy" on sale in June; planted it; and, have been enjoying the blossoms for weeks. Everybody who knew my neighbor have just HOWLED at the name "Sexy Rexy" for reasons I won't go into here and thought it was extremely appropriate.

BTW: Since this is an El Nino year for those of us on the East Coast, we have suffered from a horrific winter and an equally awful summer. HOWEVER, the few roses that I have which generally are denuded by Black Spot by June, haven't shown a bit of it until this month. H-m-m-m-m.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2010 at 9:35PM
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I'm happy you were able to find a rose----and really happy to hear you and your neighbors have been having a good laugh about the name-----Now I'm curious about why the name can't be explained here-----
Sounds like it would be a very interesting story---LOL LOL
I'm sure we could all use a good laugh---

I'm an adult---I can handle it---LOL LOL LOL

Nice to see you back posting---


    Bookmark   August 18, 2010 at 6:45PM
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