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Mail-order Suppliers of Rose Products
rec.gardens.roses FAQ, part 3/6

Email updates to: kbaldwin@veribest.com .

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below are personal opinions from readers of the newsgroup. This information
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NOTE: In order for roses to get into Canada from the U.S., the nursery has
to get inspected and receive a phyto-sanitary certificate from USDA.
Nurseries usually charge around $25.00 for this. The Canadian nurseries also
have to have a certificate from Agriculture Canada to ship in the US. This
also applies to individuals who would like to send wood (cuttings, budwood)
over the border.

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List of Nurseries

   * ABBY ROSE GARDENS
   * ANTIQUE ROSE EMPORIUM
   * ARENA'S ROSE COMPANY
   * BRIDGES ROSES
   * CARROLL GARDENS
   * CLAUSE JARDIN
   * CORN HILL NURSERIES
   * COUNTRY BLOOMERS NURSERY
   * DAVID AUSTIN ROSES LIMITED
   * EDMUND'S ROSES
   * GEORGES DELBARD
   * GREENMANTLE NURSERY
   * HARDY ROSES FOR THE NORTH
   * HEIRLOOM OLD GARDEN ROSES
   * HERITAGE ROSARIUM
   * HERITAGE ROSE GARDENS
   * HIGH COUNTRY ROSES
   * HORTICO SPRINGS
   * HOWERTOWN ROSE NURSERY
   * INGRAHAM'S COTTAGE GARDEN ROSES
   * JACKSON & PERKINS
   * KORDES
   * LES ROSES ANCIENNES DE ANDRE EVE
   * LOWE'S OWN-ROOT ROSES
   * MARTHA S. DAVIES ANTIQUE ROSES
   * MARY'S PLANT FARM
   * MENDOCINO HEIRLOOM ROSES
   * NOR-EAST MINIATURE ROSES, INC.
   * PEPINIERE CHARENTAISE
   * PEPINIERES LOUIS LENS s.a.
   * PEPINIERES PRAYSSACOISES
   * PEPINIERE VIZIER
   * PETER BEALES ROSES
   * PICKERING NURSERIES, INC.
   * ROSENGAERTNEREI KALBUS
   * THE ROSERAIE AT BAYFIELDS
   * ROSERAIES B. BOUREAU
   * ROSERAIES PIERRE GUILLOT
   * ROSE RANCH
   * ROSES OF YESTERDAY AND TODAY
   * ROSES UNLIMITED
   * ROYALL RIVER ROSES
   * SEQUOIA NURSERY
   * SPRING HILL
   * SPRING VALLEY ROSES
   * TATE ROSE NURSERY
   * TAYLOR'S ROSES
   * TINY PETALS ROSE NURSERY
   * VINTAGE GARDENS
   * WAYSIDE GARDENS
   * WHITE FLOWER FARM

ABBY ROSE GARDENS
Address:
     Burnham
     Buckinghamshire SL1 8NJ
     ENGLAND
Phone:
     (0628)603000
Fax:
Catalog:
Service:
Plants:
Delivery:
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ANTIQUE ROSE EMPORIUM
Address:
     Route 5, Box 143
     Brenham, TX 77833
     USA
Phone:
     409-836-9051
     800-441-0002 (free of charge)
     Fax: 409-836-0928
Catalog:
     $5 for "80 pages of wonderful pictures with info about zone, blooming
     period, size, etc." (Note: ARE has been mildly criticized on the net
     for too-pessimistic zone ratings (this is far better than the opposite,
     however).
Service:
     good service response reported
Plants:
     All own-root Provides 300 varieties of primarily old-world roses, but
     also some early HTs, albas, damasks, Noisettes, Bourbons, and hardy
     varieties of unknown lineage that were gathered by 'rose rustlers.'
     Only a limited selection of Austins (and those by different names, due
     to trademark issues:
        o "English Yellow" is really Graham Thomas
        o "Roberta" is really Heritage
        o "English Apricot" is really Lucetta
        o "English White" is really Claire Rose
        o "English Dawn" is really Dapple Dawn
Maturity:
     roses delivered are 1.5-2 yr. old own-root plants, including the
     Austins. "smaller than grafted plants (of course), but definitely NOT
     inappropriately small." reports of blackspot on some delivered plants
     -- "ARE's catalog emphasizes their dislike of chemical use. They don't
     actually claim to be all-natural, but perhaps this might be related to
     the blackspot problem (which I've found occasionally too)."
Delivery:
     Will ship to Canada.
     October and March-May: Roses are grown in containers, and delivered
     that way. (Since they aren't grown separately then transferred to the
     container, the roots are not cut off.)
     December-February: Roses are bare-rooted and then shipped on the same
     day ... most other places dig them from the field all at once in the
     fall, then keep them in refrigerated until they're sold. Presumably,
     the plants can live for years in a dormant state, some buyers may
     prefer ARE's method. "They will deliver bare-root plants to Zones 7-10.
     They'll send them to Zone 6 or less upon request, but will not
     guarantee their condition."
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ARENA'S ROSE COMPANY
Address:
     536 W. Cambridge Avenue
     Phoenix, AZ 85003
     USA
Email:
     arenarose@aol.com (Syl Arena) (include your snailmail address, so that
     they can send the info; you may experience some delay)
Phone:
     602-266-2223
     Fax: 602-226-4335
Catalog:
     Text only, but informative. They also have the book: David Austin's
     English Roses.
Service:
     Syl Arena is a very pleasant and helpful person. "Forward-thinking
     enough to actually use email!" "Our roses are also available at nearly
     50 nurseries on the west coast. Write or call anytime; email is
     best."-Syl Arena
Plants:
     More than 100 varieties, including grafted HT's, floribundas, Old
     Garden Roses and 40 of the David Austin English roses. They say they
     are currently propagating 50 varieties of English roses to be available
     next year.
Maturity:
     Field-grown
Delivery:
     Bare-root bushes delivered from mid-December to early April.
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BRIDGES ROSES
Address:
     2734 Toney Road
     Lawndale, North Carolina 28090
     USA
Phone: ???
Fax:
Catalog:
     Free.
Service:
     Owned by Dennis and Suzy Bridges.
Plants:
     Priarily miniatures. About 100 own-root varieties.
Maturity:
Delivery:
     Shipped in 3-inch pots at $4.90 each.
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CARROLL GARDENS
Address:
     P.O. Box 310
     Westminster, Maryland 21158
     USA
Phone:
Fax:
Catalog:
     $3 (refunded with order)
Service:
Plants:
     About 200 hardy, low-maintenance varieties, including climbers.
Maturity:
Delivery:
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CLAUSE JARDIN
Address:
     26, avenue Pierrre Brossolette,
     91228 Bretigny Cedex, FRANCE
Phone:
     (1) 60 84 97 20 [Paris number]
Fax:
Catalog:
Service:
Plants:
Maturity:
Delivery:
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CORN HILL NURSERIES
Address:
     R.R. 5, Petitcodiac
     New Brunswick E0A 2H0
     CANADA
Phone:
     506-756-3635
     Fax: 506-756-1087
Catalog:
Service:
     (Note: The owner is the author of 'Hardy Roses', sold in some
     bookstores and by many of the mail-order rose catalogs.)
Maturity:
     2nd-year plants; look healthy and grow well.
Plants:
     "good selection of cold-hardy, own-root old roses (mainly rugosa and
     kordesii hybrids). The roses are not only genetically cold-hardy but
     grown in a cold climate." "a bit smaller than ARE's, presumably because
     the growing season is shorter. Grown pesticide-free!"
Delivery:
     Will ship to U.S.; shipments bare-root only ($10) since the US won't
     allow soil sent from any other country. Potted plants ($12) available
     within Canada. Ships 10/15 - 11/15 and 4/15 - 5/15.
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COUNTRY BLOOMERS NURSERY
Address:
     Route 2, Box 33B
     Udall, KS 67146
Phone:
     313-986-5518
Fax:
Catalog:
     List available.
Service:
     Mike Morton or Sharon Gordon
Plants:
     Own-root heritage roses and miniature roses
Delivery:
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DAVID AUSTIN ROSES LIMITED
Address:
     Bowling Green Lane
     Albrighton
     Wolverhampton WV7 3HB
     ENGLAND
Phone:
     (0902)373931
     Fax: (0902)372142
Catalog: 1.95 pounds (the monetary unit, guys)
Service: In the Spring of 1995, David Austin entered into direct licenses
with U.S. growers, rather than working exclusively through the two companies
(Heirloom and Wayside) that previously acted as his exclusive U.S. agents.
"This should speed up the introduction of some of the newer austin
cultivars, as each licensee will be getting plants to bring through
quarantine directly from Austin. Generally one new introduction will be
given to Wayside and one to Jackson & Perkins each year for the next several
years. The balance should be available from the other licensees.
Plants: About 900 varieties
Delivery: Austin's U.S. licensees are: Arena Rose Company Bear Creek
(Jackson & Perkins) Conard Pyle (wholesale only; mostly east) Heirloom Old
Garden Roses J&M Roses (wholesale only; mostly in the west) Wayside (Park
Seed Co.)
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EDMUND'S ROSES
Address:
     6235 SW Kahle Road
     Wilsonville, OR, 97070-9799
     USA
Phone:
     503-682-1476
     Fax: 503-682-1275
Catalog:
     Free. Lots of color pictures. "I have always recommended the Edmunds
     catalogue to anyone looking for an honest representation of the
     varieties offered. Up until now, their catalogues have been quietly
     attractive and characterized by restrained descriptions that did not
     fail to mention shortcomings as well as good qualities. I was sorry to
     see that the most recent list, which arrived in the mail a couple of
     weeks ago, seems to have been influenced by the tarted-up graphics and
     hyperbolic prose of some of the competition."
Service:
     Owned by Kathy and Phil Edmunds (second-generation rose vendors). "Nice
     folks to deal with." "Very helpful over the phone, and if you have a
     problem with a rose, they invariably give you a credit for it or try to
     replace it." "Excellent."
Plants:
     About 130 varieties. Contemporary roses. Mostly modern, grafted roses.
Maturity:
Delivery:
     They will ship bareroot roses in either fall or spring. (mid-november
     through mid-may). The plants are packed really well.
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GEORGES DELBARD
Address:
     malincorne
     03600 Commentry
     Paris, FRANCE
Phone:
Fax:
Catalog:
Service:
Plants:
Delivery:
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GREENMANTLE NURSERY
Address:
     3010 Ettersburg Road
     Garberville, California 95542
     USA
Phone:
Fax:
Catalog:
     Rose list.
Service:
     Owned by Marissa Fishman
Plants:
     About 300 varieties, including modern roses, climbers, shrub roses and
     ramblers, and old world types.
Delivery:
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HARDY ROSES FOR THE NORTH
Address (Canada) :
     Box 2048
     Grand Forks, BC
     CANADA V0H 1H0
Address (US) :
     Box 273
     Danville, WA 99121-0273
Phone:
     604-442-8442
Fax:
     604-442-2766
Email:
     hardyros@netshop.net (Barry Poppenheim)
Catalog:
     72-page 1996 color catalog now available for $3.00. Descriptive, with
     pictures.
Service:
     "Good customer service."
Plants:
     own-root. "They have **all** the Agriculture Canada new Explorer series
     and Parkland series of hardy roses. They have Austin (some they cannot
     ship to the US) and a selection of rugosas. They also do custom
     propagation."
Maturity:
     1 year old
Delivery:
     Will ship to U.S. Shipped in pots (at least within Canada). "Good
     packaging (for me at least)." "Delivery in three days (from Vancouver
     to Montreal)."
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HEIRLOOM OLD GARDEN ROSES
Address:
     24062 NE Riverside Drive
     St. Paul, Oregon 97137-9715
     USA
Phone:
     503-538-1576
Fax:
Catalog:
     $5 (a beautiful catalog -- well worth it as a reference guide)
Service:
     One of two companies licensed as U.S. agents by Austin. "courageous
     enough to invest marketing $$$ in what was really sort of a risky
     project [Austin roses]" apparently no satisfaction guarantee; reports
     of many ignored complaints by phone and letter
Plants:
     most complete offering of Austin roses of U.S. suppliers. own-root old
     roses and Austins
Maturity:
     plants are extremely small and young, but most often survive (they say
     their plants are 6-9 mo old., which is arguably too young, yet
     recipients guess the roses they got were even younger than that. Many
     references to "twigs without roots") This problem may be due in part to
     availability issue (below), and HOGR attempt to make them available
     sooner.
Delivery:
     Does NOT ship to Canada. Availability of newly released Austins will
     lag behind Canada because of U.S. quarantine period. Many reports of
     broken canes. Unasked-for switching of plants from what was ordered,
     when ordered plant is unavailable. However: will ship at any time of
     year (except when it is too cold for the plants to survive shipment.)
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HERITAGE ROSARIUM
Address:
     211 Haviland Mill Road
     Brookville, MD 20833
Phone:
     301-774-2806
Fax:
Catalog:
     rose list available -- large selection
Service:
     Nicholas Weber
Plants:
     old roses, shrubs, climbers own-root and budded
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HERITAGE ROSE GARDENS
Address:
     16831 Mitchell Creek Drive
     Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Phone:
Fax:
Catalog:
     Available
Service:
     Joyce Demits or Virginia Hopper
Plants:
     own-root old roses; large selection
Delivery:
     order ASAP; stock goes quickly
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HIGH COUNTRY ROSES
Address:
     9122 E. Highway 40
     P.O. Box 148
     Jensen, Utah 84035
Phone:
     801-789-5512 or 800-552-2082
Fax: 801-789-5517
Catalog:
     Free rose list
Website: http://www.easilink.com/smf/hcroses.html .
Email: roses@easilink.com
Service:
     Owners: Heather Campbell & Day DeLaHunt High Country Rosarium in Denver
     is operated by Dr. William Campbell where he maintains the rose
     gardens, stock plants and handles propagation through cuttings and
     tissue culture. All mail order is handled from Utah.
Plants:
     Over 75 varieties. Mostly Old Garden Roses, Shrub and Species Roses,
     all grown on their own roots. Year-old plants in quart pots, 5" deep, 4
     1/2" square at the top.
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HORTICO SPRINGS
Address:
     RR1
     723 Robson Road
     Waterdown, Ontario
     CANADA LOR 2H0
Phone:
     416-689-6984
     Fax: 905-689-6566
Catalog:
     $2
Service:
     "reasonably good" "very gruff on the phone, but generally good service
     otherwise" One report that "there was an error in the shipment; it took
     six months to get an acknowledgement to my letter asking for a credit."
Plants:
     grafted roses, not own-root. good source of unusual varieties; Austins
     and some OGRs. "Their selection is wonderful, especially for Kordes
     roses."
Maturity:
     large, well-pruned, healthy plants
Delivery:
     Will ship to U.S. A couple reports of "poor packing, frozen plants, and
     broken canes," and one of "dehydrated, twiggy plants." However, others
     have not reported similar problems. "Expensive." They cannot ship to
     the U.S. any roses that other growers (i.e. Wayside and J&P) have
     "exclusives" on.
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HOWERTOWN ROSE NURSERY
Address:
     1656 Weaversville Road
     Allen Township
     Northampton, Pennsylvania 18067
     USA
Phone:
Fax:
Catalog:
     Free rose list.
Service:
     Owned by Esther and Jane Schrantz (45 years of experience)
Plants:
     About 150 varieties, primarily teas.
Maturity:
Delivery:
     Bare-root delivery in autumn.
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INGRAHAM'S COTTAGE GARDEN ROSES
Address:
     P.O. Box 126
     Scotts Mills, Oregon 97375
     USA
Phone:
Fax:
Catalog:
     $1 (refund with order)
Service:
     Owned by Jill Ingraham.
Plants:
     Antique and rare roses.
Maturity:
Delivery:
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JACKSON & PERKINS
Address:
     2518 South Pacific Highway
     PO Box 1028
     Medford, OR 97501
     USA
Phone:
     800-872-7673 (free of charge)
     800-292-4769 (free of charge)
WWW:
     URL - http://www.jacksonandperkins.com
Email:
     webmaster@jackson-perkins.com
Fax: 800-242-0329 (free of charge)
Catalog:
     Free. Contains pictures, description of scent/size/etc.
Service:
     "excellent service", "it-will-live/bloom" guarantee and good response
     reported by those using it
Plants:
     grafted roses only, none are own-root Dr. Huey used as rootstock.
     primarily HTs, modern roses, but has several Austins, and is adding
     more for 1995
Maturity:
     Excellent high-quality roses with thick canes. J&P strives for
     "virus-free" stock.
Delivery:
     "J&P does not ship anything to Canada, except their catalog for those
     willing to pay !" Shipped bare-root at appropriate planting time for
     your zone. Generally very good, but occasionally the benefit of larger
     roots that is normally bestowed by bare-root delivery is compromised if
     J&P packs too many plants in one box, trimming away too much of the
     root stock in order to fit, so you might keep individual orders small.
     If rose is unavailable, you will be asked whether you'd like it to be
     sent the following year, so no unwelcome "surprise" deliveries of roses
     not ordered.
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KORDES
Address:
     W. Kordes Sohne
     25365 Klein Offenseth-Sparrieshoop
Phone:
     (04121) 4870-0
Fax:
Catalog:
Service:
     "largest nursery in the world."
Plants:
Delivery:
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LES ROSES ANCIENNES DE ANDRE EVE
Address:
     BP 206
     45302 Pithiviers
     FRANCE
Famous for his rose garden, where roses are associated with perennials
plants.
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LOWE'S OWN-ROOT ROSES
Address:
     6 Sheffield Road
     Nashua, NH 03062
Phone:
     603-888-2214
Fax:
Catalog:
     $2 List available
Service:
     Owned by Mike Lowe, who offers personal service.
Plants:
     Largest Bourbon collection in the world; also very large hybrid
     perpetual collection. Mosses, albas, Bourbons, Chinas, damasks,
     gallicas, etc. Custom propagation--long wait, but such rare varieties
     are not available elsewhere
Delivery:
     Will ship to Canada. "Spring orders are delivered in Autumn of the
     following year!"
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MARTHA S. DAVIES ANTIQUE ROSES
Address:
     1575 Palm Place
     Bartow, FL 33830
Phone:
     813-533-3073
Fax:
Catalog:
     List available, $1
Service:
Plants:
     Own-root antique roses of excellent quality; complete stock of Bermuda
     Mystery roses.
Delivery:
     Can't ship to California
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MARY'S PLANT FARM
Address:
     2410 Lanes Mill Road
     Hamilton, Ohio 45013
     USA
Phone:
Fax:
Catalog:
     $1 (refund with order)
Service:
     Owned by Mary Harrison
Plants:
     About 100 varieties.
Delivery:
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MENDOCINO HEIRLOOM ROSES
Address:
     P.O. Box 670
     Mendocino, CA 95460
Phone:
     707-877-1888
Fax:
Catalog:
     $1 Alphabetical catalog (with list of drought-resistant types)
Service:
     Alice Flores
Plants:
     About 150 own-root, classic varieties "the largest, healthiest organic
     roses possible"
Delivery:
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NOR-EAST MINIATURE ROSES, INC.
Address:
     P.O. Box 307CL
     Rowley, Massachusetts 01969
     -and-
     P.O. Box 473CL
     Ontario, California 91762
Phone:
Fax:
Catalog:
     Free
Service:
Plants:
     About 100 varieties of own-root miniatures
Delivery:
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PEPINIERE CHARENTAISE
Address:
     16310 Montemboeuf
     FRANCE
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PEPINIERES LOUIS LENS s.a.
Address:
     Rudy Velle
     Redinnestraat 11
     8460 Oudenburg, BELGIUM
Phone:
     0 59 26 78 30 (international prefix) 32 59 26 78 30
Fax:
     (international prefix) 32 59 26 56 14
Catalog:
Service:
Plants:
     "carries an assortment of spinosissimas and hybrids"
Delivery:
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PEPINIERES PRAYSSACOISES
Address:
     Prayssacoises 46220 - Prayssac
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PEPINIERE VIZIER
Address:
     11 rue des Pres
     77160 Provins
     FRANCE
Note:
     The name R. gallica officinalis is "La rose the Provins" in French.
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PETER BEALES ROSES
Address:
     London Road
     Attleborough
     Norfolk NR17 1AY
     ENGLAND
Phone:
     (0953)454707
Fax:
     (0953)456845
Catalog:
Service:
Plants:
Delivery:
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PICKERING NURSERIES, INC.
Address:
     670 Kingston Rd.
     Pickering, Ontario
     CANADA L1V 1A6
Phone:
     905-839-2111
     Fax: 905-839-4807
Catalog:
Service:
     "just ok" "I've always been very satisfied" "good service" "They should
     be credited with having developed this line of produce, OGR, before the
     current fad, and to have kept many varieties available when there was
     not much demand for those. They contributed to put back the old roses
     in gardens."
Plants:
     budded, multiflora rootstock, virus-free "one of the biggest selection
     of antique and old gardens roses in North America."
Maturity:
     "I've lost only 2 of their roses out of 60 in the past five years,
     despite extreme weather" "excellent quality plants; vigorous" "Their
     roses are grown in a colder climate zone than many plants in the US
     [which makes them hardy]."
Delivery:
     Will ship to U.S. Packaging problems reported, with many damaged
     plants. "I had one plant mislabelled, but this happens."
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ROSENGAERTNEREI KALBUS
Address:
     90518 Altdorf
     Hagenhausen, GERMANY
Phone:
     +49 9187 5729
Fax:
     +49 9187 5729 (same line as voice and manually started)
Email:
     joecolby@cip.e-technik.uni-erlangen.de (this email is only good as long
     as he is studying; include your snail-mail addres and he will forward
     it to the Rosengaertnerei)
Catalog:
     10 DEM without pictures, because the colours in print are never really
     true, or a short list for free.
Service:
Plants:
     Offers more than 400 varieties, including Old garden roses, English
     roses and modern Teas and Polyanthas.
Maturity:
     Grafted roses when delivered are about 2 years old (not own-root
     plants)
Delivery:
     In October and November, roses are barerooted and sent by German
     Bundespost
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THE ROSERAIE AT BAYFIELDS
Address:
     P.O. Box R(HS)
     Waldoboro, Maine 040572-0919
     USA
Phone: 207-832-6330
Fax: (same)
Catalog: Free 20+ page Reader's Digest-size noncolor publication; describes
each rose accurately and alphabetically. Also, a $5 video is available
showing over 90% of their roses as they really look in the field, which
follows the order of roses in the catalog. Comes with a $1 coupon to use as
a credit on your order.
Website: The black-and-white catalog can be found on GardenNet at
http://www.olympus.net/gardens/rosebay.htm . Ordering is done off-line by
either land mail, fax or phone. Ordering instructions and an order form are
provided.
Email: "Anyone who does not have access to the World Wide Web can send an
e-mail inquiry to GardenNet@olympus.net for more information about The
Roseraie."
Service: Cheryl Trine "The service is great. You can call and talk to the
owner about the plants, ideas for a specific rose for a specific location,
etc." Company gives a credit to next order if plant fails to grow.
Plants: Own-root roses. About 200 varieties of old world roses and modern
shrubs. Specialize in "practical roses for hard places" "Good number of
selections in each variety: Griffith Buck (Iowa State University releases
... hardier than Austins); Austin English; Miniatures; and OGs (gallicas,
damask, alba, centifolia, moss, bourbons, rugosa)"
Maturity: "all plants have done very well and survived North Dakota winters"
Delivery: By UPS or 2nd day air if you request. YOU specify the shipping
date. Plants are shipped bare-root. Does NOT ship to Canada.
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ROSERAIES B. BOUREAU
Address:
     28bis rue du Mal Gallieny
     77166 Grisny-Suisnes
     FRANCE
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ROSERAIES PIERRE GUILLOT
Address:
     Domaine de la Plaine Chamagnieu
     38460 Cremieux
     FRANCE
     Has an illustrated catalog. The Guillot familly introduced Baron
     Gonella (Bourbon), Geant des Batailles (HP), ...
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ROSE RANCH
Address:
     P.O. Box 10087
     Salinas, California 93912
Phone:
Fax:
Catalog: $3
Service:
Plants:
     About 800 varieties of old garden roses, mostly own-root.
Maturity:
Delivery:
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ROSES OF YESTERDAY AND TODAY
Address:
     802 Browns Valley Road
     Watsonville, California 95076-0398
     USA
Phone:
     (408) 724-3537 or 2755
Fax:
     (408) 724-1408
Catalog:
     $3 for about 80 pages
Service:
     Owned by Patricia Wiley helpful and courteous; "excellent!"; "flawless"
     "really nice people, and very knowledgeable."
Plants:
     Over 200 varieties of old, rare, and varieties. Grafted. (The plants
     for both this company and Wayside are reported to be grown by the same
     grower: Montebello Rose Company of McFarland, California. Wayside's
     roses are grown on Manetti rootstock (a subtropical variety that does
     well in warmer climates). RYT's are grown on Dr. Huey rootstock.)
Maturity:
     big, well-grown plants; budded on Dr. Huey "The best bare-root plants I
     have ever received."
Delivery:
     Will ship to Canada. Several reports of receiving virused stock. (one
     person reported that every plant she ordered died within 5 years, of
     mosaic virus). However, most are otherwise pleased with condition of
     plants, Delivery occurs January through mid-May
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ROSES UNLIMITED
Address:
     Route 1, Box 587
     Laurens, South Carolina 29360
Phone:
Fax:
Catalog:
     Rose list.
Service:
     Owned by Bill Patterson
Plants:
     About 300 varieties of container-grown own-root roses. Species roses to
     modern Hybrid Teas.
Delivery:
     Shipped in 1-gallon pots. (Note: Being container grown, they are not
     subject to being dug and placed in cold storage.)
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ROYALL RIVER ROSES
Address:
     Forever Farm
     70 New Gloucester Road
     North Yarmouth, Maine 04907
     USA
Phone:
Fax:
Catalog:
     $2 - text only
Service:
     Owned by David King
Plants:
     About 200 Old Roses and uncommon varieties, as well as specializing in
     hardy Canadian varieties. "Their bare-root roses took forever to
     sprout, but were growing well by the end of summer."
Delivery:
     Bare-root.
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SEQUOIA NURSERY
Address:
     2519 East Noble Ave.
     Visalia, CA 93277
     USA
Phone:
     209-732-0190 or 209-732-0309
Fax:
     NONE LISTED
Catalog:
     "Miniscule, funny little thing; eclectic list of old, new, unusual, and
     miniature roses."
Service:
     "THE BEST!" "Courteous folks." Will replace bad plants.
Plants:
     Mostly miniatures, also OGR's. Also some modern roses (some McGredys,
     for instance) including some HTs.
Maturity:
     "Big" roses shipped well-grown in 4" pots.
Delivery:
     Good shipping. Ships year 'round in 4" pots.
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SPRING HILL
Address:
     110 West Elm St.
     Tipp City, OH 45371
     USA
     -or-
     Reservation Center
     6523 North Galena Road
     Peoria, Illinois 61632
     USA
Phone:
     800-582-8527 (free of charge)
Fax:
Catalog:
     Free.
Service:
     superlative customer service w/satisfaction guarantee
Plants:
     About 55 varieties, mostly hybrid teas. "Usually grown by the Weeks
     Farm"
Maturity:
     very good plants (some argument here: some claim their SH bushes are
     equivalent to or even better/more mature than J&P; but two indicated
     lesser quality stock evidenced by taking longer to root, not
     flourishing as well, lower survival rate)
Delivery:
     Good packing in re-usable bedding material. "If rose unavailable, will
     be sent following year," (so no "surprise" deliveries of roses not
     ordered).
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SPRING VALLEY ROSES
Address:
     N7637 330th Street
     Spring Valley, Wisconsin 54767
Phone:
     715-778-4481
Fax:
Catalog:
     $1
Service:
     Owned by Andrea Wieland Open Saturdays 10am-4pm, May 1-Oct 1
Plants:
     More than 200 own-root varieties of hardy varieties that can survive
     Zones 3-4 without winter protection. (some can even handle Zone 2)
     Climbers, classics, shrubs, and modern hybrid teas
Maturity:
     2-year-old
Delivery:
     $11 each (plus shipping)
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TATE ROSE NURSERY
Address:
     10306 FM 2767
     Tyler, TX 75708-9239
Phone:
Fax:
Catalog:
     Free rose list (if you ask for a photograph of a particular rose,
     they'll try to send it to you)
Service:
     Family business
Plants:
     Primarily field-grown hybrid teas
Maturity:
Delivery:
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TAYLOR'S ROSES
Address:
     P.O. Box 11272
     Chicksaw, AL 36671-0272
Phone:
     205-456-7753
Fax:
Catalog:Free
Service:
     (Run by Pete and Kay Taylor, "GREAT people")
Plants:
     About 40 Miniatures bred by the Taylors. Hybridizers of 'Fairhope'
     (current TOP show mini) and 'Chelsea Belle', and the new 'Jumping Jack
     Flash.'
Maturity:
     recipients reportedly very pleased
Delivery:
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TINY PETALS ROSE NURSERY
Address:
     489 Minot Avenue
     Chula Vista, CA 91910-4833
     USA
Phone:
     619-442-0385
Fax:
Catalog:
     has color photos
Service:
     (Note: Nursery was established by the late Dee Bennett, continued by
     her daughter and son-in-law, who are now divorcing. Future management
     still undecided.)
Plants:
     Miniatures
Maturity:
     "healthy plants"
Delivery:
     Shipped in 2" pots year-round.
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VINTAGE GARDENS
Address:
     2227 Gravenstein Hwy South
     Sebastopol, CA 95472
     USA
Phone:
     707-829-2035
Fax:
     707-829-9516
E-MAIL:
     vintage@spiderweb.com
Website:
     http://www.spiderweb.com/vintage
Catalog:
     $5 for 160 pages (refund with order). (rose availability list is free)
     "a beauty and a wonder". "worth having." "a work of art" no photos, but
     beautiful line drawings and some watercolors. extremely well-written
     and well-edited.
Service:
     excellent; "You'll like 'em! Gregg Lowery is a nice guy to deal with"
Plants:
     About 2000 antique roses; many not offered in other places
Maturity:
     one-year old, own-root. (limited quantities of two-year plants
     available for 1996 only) "good quality roses"
Delivery:
     Will ship to Canada. bare-root shipment in January/February;
     "beautifully packaged" "shipped with great care"
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WAYSIDE GARDENS
Address:
     PO Box 1
     1 Garden Lane
     Hodges, SC 29695-0001
     USA
Phone:
     800-845-1124 (free of charge)
Fax:
     None Listed
Catalog:
     Free ("everything is overstated; for example, their hardiness ratings
     are 1-2 zones too optimistic.")
Service:
     "I have bought from them for years, no problems." "Leave much to be
     desired re quality and service" "greatly overpriced to boot" A direct
     licensee of David Austin Roses. Before David Austin entered into direct
     licenses with each of his U.S. growers, Wayside was one of the two
     companies that acted as his U.S. Agents. "Courageous enough to invest
     marketing $$$ in what was really sort of a risky project"
Plants:
     Old world and about 40 Austins; mostly perennials; also carry a number
     of the more conventional varieties of hybrid teas and floribundas,
     which is what they started with (also see supplier "Roses of Yesterday
     and Today") "It is my understanding that they propagate the Meilland
     roses in the US (Jardins de Bagatelle, Yves Piaget, etc.)" (The plants
     for both this company and Wayside are reported to be grown by the same
     grower: Montebello Rose Company of McFarland, California. Wayside's
     roses are grown on Manetti rootstock. RYT's are grown on Dr. Huey
     rootstock.)
Maturity:
     "almost everything i've received from them has looked healthy and done
     well."
Delivery:
     Availability of newly released Austins will lag behind Canada because
     of U.S. quarantine period. They only ship in spring between March and
     April, depending on your zone.
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WHITE FLOWER FARM
Address:
     Litchfield, CT 06759-0050
Phone:
Fax:
Catalog:
     Free. "Gorgeous photos" "Purple prose"
Service: "Very good service; if you don't like something, they'll replace it
or refund it immediately." "I've bought roses from them spring 94, 95, and
am very happy with the results from WFF so far." Opinion is split between
people who love them and those who feel they're overpriced. (Average $13-$15
per bush.)
Plants: About 30 varieties, selected for vigor, hardiness, and adaptability.
(WFF also sells perennials and shrubs.)
Maturity: One report is that the plants are vigorous (blooming within 3
weeks of planting them).
Delivery: They ship bare-root.
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