Jackson and Perkins has a Tuesday web special called “Two Good Tuesdays”. During one of their first e-mail offerings (3/16/10) they offered 3 climbing roses for $29.99 with free shipping. Some quick math will tell you this is a bargain for good quality roses, so I ordered. And waited. E-mailed. Was told to be patient…..(ouch!) I am very accustomed to the point, click, ship in 24 hrs mentality. And waited. e-mailed again. Was then told their vendor had problems harvesting the plantings. Finally, the roses arrived on 4/28/10. The bare root plants had nice roots. I soaked them for 48 hours in a 5 gallon bucket in water to hydrate the plants. Tyler and I dug two holes and got two of them in the ground behind my blushing knockouts against my neighbors stockade fence.
The photo is courtesy of Jackson and Perkins.