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Discussion in 'Trees, Shrubs and Roses' started by Bosque, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. Bosque

    Bosque Seedling

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    Last month while looking around the garden center at Walmart I ran across this really sad looking rose. It was on clearance and I felt so bad for it I just had to take it home. I planted it a couple days later pruned of thw broken & wilted parts. Cut of the few buds it had so it could use its energy for roots and branches. I kept a close eye on it but it continued to decline. Lost just about every leaf it had. Thought for sure I was gonna lose it. I had mixed up a big barrel of alfalfa tea and was feeding all the other roses and decided to give it some. Well low and behold it has made a very nice turn-around. Its not blooming or even setting buds yet but at least its grown a bunch of new leaves and doesn't look like its at deaths door. Please take a look at the picture.
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    Odif Young Pine

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    Looks like it will grow fine. Roses are tough.
     
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    it looks fine to me. is it a minature or a regular rose? if it is a mini keep the marker/stake. next to it so it doesn't get trampled or mowed over.
     
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    Looks like your a life saver,..healthy looking new growth there,..i wonder what bloom it will produce,..now that's always something to look forward to :like: well done.
     



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    Bosque Seedling

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    It is Oklhoma, a hybrid tea rose. Philip, I know what it will look like as it had a few blooms when I bought it. I cut them all off so the plant could put all its enery into roots & leaves.
    I use to have an Oklahoma a few years ago. It has gorgeous dark red blooms with a wonderful fragrance. Hope it does well where I planted it.
     
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    Hi Bosque,..with my interest in Roses i looked it up,..a bit of history to this rose and a great scent as well,..it will be a bonus for you when it blooms.
    Rosa 'Oklahoma' - Wikipedia
     
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    Bosque Seedling

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    Philip, thank you for the info. I am hoping it might produce a few blooms this fall. I usually get a good fall flush. If I do, you can bet I'll be happy to post pictures.
     
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