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by gardengal on January 29, 2004 10:30 PM
In the LA Times today there is an article about the best smelling roses. Apparently they are starting to bring fragrance back to roses commerically grown. That pretty rose smell was kind of designed out when breeders wanted deeper colors and disease resistant flowers, but now they're encouraging it again! Here's the list from the American Rose Society.

F= floribunda
Gr= grandifloras
HT= hybrid teas
G= Gamble Award winners- given for the best smell

Angel Face, mauve lavendar F
Barbra Streisand, lavendar HT
Chrysler Imperial, dark red HT, G
Crimson Glory, dark red HT, G
Double Delight, red blend HT, G
Fragrant Cloud, orange red HT, G
Full Sail, bright white HT
Granada, red blended Gr, G
Just Joey, apricot HT
Lagerfield, lavendar HT
Memorial Day, orchid pink HT
Mister Lincoln, red HT
New Zealand, soft pink HT
Perfume Delight, rose pink HT
Pristine, white with pink blush HT
Scentimental, red-striped F
Secret, pink blended HT, G
Sheila's Perfume, pink blended F
Sunsprite, dark yellow F, G
Sutter's Gold, orange blended HT, G
Tiffany, pink blended HT, G
Valencia, apricot HT
White Lightnin', white Gr

They say that one bloom from "Memorial Day" is able to perfume an entire room. [flower] I think I'm going to look for that one for my yard!

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by JAKE on January 29, 2004 11:01 PM
I love roses - have been constantly searching for some hardy types up here in Alberta Canada that have that wonderful fragrance (so far not too much luck). It seems that you either have to sacrifice the shape of the flower (for hardiness), or if you want smell, you won't have alot of luck getting them to grow up here.
Any ideas for a wishful thinker?
[Smile]

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by weezie13 on January 29, 2004 11:06 PM
HI JAKE!!! [wayey] [wayey] [wayey] [wayey]
Hadn't talked to you in while, thought I'd give
you a couple of waves there!!!

I asked this of Tamara too, how do you
put your roses to night~night???
Anything or nothing at all????

Just curious!!

Weezie

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
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by gardengal on January 29, 2004 11:20 PM
Hi Jake, glad to see you again! In another post on names of roses Tamara asked the same question about hardy roses for Canada. There is a Canadian Rose Society, maybe they can help you out. I put a link on that other thread... check it out. [grin] (I don't know how to do the cool connecting this post to that one thing or I would...)

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by catlover on January 29, 2004 11:32 PM
Gardengal....what a koike dink...I just moved 5 rose bushes yesterday and found the tag on one of them....it was the just joey.

2 of 15 had tags [Roll Eyes]

The just joey HT has a rather big bloom and kind of a peachy color.....(not my color preference for roses) but the smellllllll..... oooooh it is heavenly!!!! How do I make a potporri (sp?) out of them???? [dunno]

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by gardengal on January 29, 2004 11:44 PM
What I've done is just hang the roses up to dry in a closet somewhere then when dry, pop the petals in a bowl. I'm sure there is probably a bunch of ways to do it and I might be missing something that makes them stay smelling sweet.

I took the roses from my grandma's funeral and dried them. I put the petals in a little vase. Even though they aren't very fragrant they stayed a beautiful dark red and its just a little reminder of her (red roses were her favorites). And they have lasted almost 9 years (gosh, I can't believe its been so long) and still look good.

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by barleychown on January 29, 2004 11:44 PM
Oohhhhh!!!! An angel face followed me home a few days ago! [clappy] I can't wait to SMELL it!! [thumb]

Thank you for the list! [grin]

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by gardengal on January 29, 2004 11:47 PM
With so many bare root roses starting to pop up in the stores something like this is nice to know what you might be getting. I was so glad it was in the paper today. I made a copy for my rose file. [flower]

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by JAKE on January 29, 2004 11:53 PM
Hi Weezie - thanks for the waves!

Gardengal - I've just looked at your link to the Canadian Rose Society and wanted to say thanks!!
It has given me some very good possibilities for my area. (Can you believe it has been minus 35 Celcius here the last week or so?)
Anyway - thanks - I'm looking forward to spring and trying some of these varieties!
[Wink] [Wink] [Wink]

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by Barb H. on January 30, 2004 12:53 AM
Gardengal,

Thanks for the list! I am going to look for them!I will be making a point of buying wonderful smelling roses.

Barbara

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by Barb H. on January 31, 2004 02:32 PM
Gardengal,

I am ordering Memorial Day!!!!!!! Thanks for the head's up! [wayey] [wayey] [wayey]

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by gardengal on February 04, 2004 04:51 PM
Barb H., I bought a Memorial Day bare root yesterday from Wal-Mart. I can't wait!! [flower]

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