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Post by n8thegr8 on 13th March 2012, 13:00

Hi all,

Newly joined, from California, United States. Roseman suggested I tell you about my interest in roses.

I am a landscape designer trying to use plants that show seasonal change with the winter rains and summer drought of the Mediterranean climate. So I was intrigued when I ran across the Australian Tea Rose book Tea Roses: Old Roses for Warm Gardens which described roses which were activated by the cool rains of fall and flowered through winter, as in Papa Gontier and General Schablikine--Ive always been interested in roses (and Tea roses, from my internship on the Mendocino Coast, land of found roses) but did not realize there were "Medit" roses like this.

I've been a lurker but figured I would need to ask more targeted questions of "Medit" gardeners. Maybe its a bit odd to some people but in my designs summer dormancy is not a problem because it is a contrast to the long lush winter of Tea roses.

I hope you understood!

Nate

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Post by Carole on 13th March 2012, 13:35

Hi, a very warm welcome Nate.
A landscape designer how fantastic cheers

I hope you enjoy our forum and I know a lot of us will find your posts most interesting and although we are a long way away from you some of our members will have a similar climate to you.

I look forward to hearing more from you.

Once again welcome.

Carole
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Post by OzRose on 13th March 2012, 15:45

this is a great place for sharing of ideas nate.
Welcome from me here in Western Australia.
Perth is generally described as having a Mediterranean type climate so some of the members up that way may have some ideas to share with you.

cheers. Rosalie
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Post by rosemeadow on 14th March 2012, 23:41

Hi Nate, great to have you join us. The more rosesrians here the better. Tea roses are fantastic !

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Post by n8thegr8 on 15th March 2012, 07:55

Wow! Friendly group. Thanks for making me feel welcome.

Nate

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Post by jordan71 on 15th March 2012, 07:59

welcome nate
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Post by tambralyngar on 17th March 2012, 11:05

Welcome Nate might have to pick your brains for some design ideas......maybe. Hmmmm

Anyway welcome I used to live in Pomona in my state, so is Pomona a small town?
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Post by n8thegr8 on 20th March 2012, 04:34

Pomona...no its a big city. And its a part of a continuous metro area centered on Los Angeles. But unlike some towns near Los Angeles there are parts where it seems small town. In particular Lincoln Park has beautiful old houses and old trees. For some reason that section reminds me of the southeast United States cities like Charleston.

Yes pick my brains!!!

Nate

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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 20th March 2012, 06:18

Yes pick my brains!!! This is from Nates post above. What's on offer Nate lol!
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Post by n8thegr8 on 20th March 2012, 08:48

...what I meant was as a designer, if anyone wanted any tips! Everyone else here would have more experience with growing roses....of course I wasnt thinking beyond that.

Nate

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Post by Happy roses on 20th March 2012, 09:07

Hi Nate, welcome.

You are going to wish you haven't offered that lol.
I think the hardest part is where do you begin in deciding what design your looking for...
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Post by Ozeboy on 20th March 2012, 09:25

Welcome Nate, Like Rosemeadow I am a lover of Tea Roses and usually propagate quite a few each year. You are fortunate to have Vintage Roses over there. They have the best collection of roses I have ever seen listed. Tea's would love the warmer weather you experience in California.

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Post by n8thegr8 on 20th March 2012, 11:52

Happy roses-its gotten easier to jump in and start but I always go through several moments of insecurity on each design!

Ozeboy-yes I use the Vintage website alot for research. !!Evidently they are planning on closing, pending how business goes this year! Was surprised by that. They are starting up a nonprofit in support of their gardens.

Nate

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Post by Carole on 20th March 2012, 13:46

Nate,
I can see you getting inandated on this thread with members photo's of thier gardens wanting design ideas.

roflmao roflmao roflmao
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Post by Happy roses on 20th March 2012, 14:30

I have ticket number 23 in the line up lol!
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Post by Carole on 20th March 2012, 14:58

lol! lol!
Good one.
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Post by n8thegr8 on 21st March 2012, 04:33

Oh no!!! Help!!

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Post by tambralyngar on 21st March 2012, 18:52

yes after my post asking about Pomona my husband showed me the area in LA so.......I feel a little silly but anyway. I would love to see some of those old homes and gardens over there, I think they would be just beautiful.

and while I am at will join that line up for design ideas Innocent
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Post by n8thegr8 on 22nd March 2012, 07:40

Ok no problem ask away

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Post by n8thegr8 on 22nd March 2012, 08:32

Had noticed Balinbear's garden with Comtesse de Labarthe underplanted with Agapanthus--GORGEOUS! I like to use evergreen perennials as underplanting for roses, they make things look more monumental. Roses by themselves often dont have quite enough substance

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Post by blueochre on 4th April 2012, 22:54

Hello Nate,

It has taken many years for me to come to terms with the limitations and benefits of a Mediterranean climate. Alas those long English borders full of delphiniums and foxgloves will never be for me. But yes Duchesse de Brabant will start to fill with hundreds of pointed buds before winters end and burst into a fountain of silver pink while the daffodils still bloom and then go on to repeat the show several times before pausing at the end of summer.
Cheers

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Post by n8thegr8 on 5th April 2012, 07:57

Same thing happening with the Duchess in a clients garden, seething with buds, flowers just opening (springtime here). Need to take some pics. No land of my own for a garden.

Sending you smiles, Nate

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