Buying Roses – Online Vendors

Renegade Solarz

Renegade Bill and Anita Solarz Miniflora Prince

What you need:
 A personal computer with an internet connection, and an email address. Cable connection recommended. Well if you are reading this,  you have one of these at least.  Please note that this was converted from a printed presentation but I just thought I’d say it anyway.
 A landline telephone or wireless phone connection (not all companies have toll free numbers)
 Both are nice
 A friend who has either one or both
 A mailing address that is NOT a P.O. Box although I am noticing that this isn’t a limitation in many cases anymore

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Please offer any opinions you have about the active vendors (I did say something about one of the closed ones). Being the opinionated one that I am when it comes to ordering roses and other gardening supplies, I will offer my opinions , who is good, who is ok, who to avoid at all costs. You may disagree and are free to do so. Let the webmaster (guess who?) know and I will add you to our online list so you can leave comments.

Always keep a list of your orders with ORDER NUMBERS, with phone numbers and/email addresses. Follow up! Don’t assume they have your order if you don’t have a confirmation email or letter from the company. It’s your job to keep track of your orders.

Watch the shipping and handling! This can be steep. You have to pay sales taxes in most states now. I’m only quoting domestic shipping. Alaska and Hawaii are not considered domestic when it comes to shipping. Don’t laugh. Landscape Alaska sells roses. Albeit, VERY hardy roses, but they do sell them. International shipping (including Canada) is a whole other issue. Palatines is on this list but only because we order from them as a club. They are still considered international by definition.

Alaska Rose Society, My hat is off to them for giving it a real go and succeeding.

For grafted roses, watch what root stock the company uses. If they don’t say, ask them. Multiflora is best in our area followed by Dr. Huey. Fortuniana does not winter well.

Be careful of time zones also. Not everyone is on Eastern Standard Time.

This list is in no particular order. If you think I left someone off who should be there, let the webmaster know.
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Jackson and Perkins
Jackson & Perkins 2 Floral Avenue Hodges, SC 29653
Telephone Orders 1-800-292-4769 FAX Orders 1-800-242-0329
J&P will deliver to a P.O. Box. Add 5.95
Catalogs – OMG so many catalogs. Once they have your address, look out! Their partners will send out their catalogs too. YIPE!

Quality has been up and down over the years. They ship Bare Root or potted depending on the rose. They are also creating more and more roses on their own roots. They are good on returns replacing any plant that is unsatisfactory. You have probably 60 days to replace a plant. However, after replacing the same rose twice I got tired of it.

Partner Sites Park Seed Company, Wayside Gardens, Van Dykes Restorers.
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Our Friend, Richard Anthony, bought out Whit Wells Mini-Flora Nursery and is really doing some great things.

Only Mini-Floras and Miniatures here which is great because there aren’t that many vendors anymore selling the exhibition level plants that is Richard’s speciality.

He is still developing his inventory and the website is not up to date.  You’ll have to email to see what Richard has. But, do take a look at the website to get an idea.  If you don’t see it, ask.

MY PERSONAL FAVORITE Roses  Unlimited

(no online ordering.  Must order by phone or email.  Payment by cash, check or money order only)

363 N. Deerwood Dr. Laurens, SC 29360

(864) 682-7673 Stephanie

rosesunlmt@aol.com  Pat Henry

Catalog available but website is better.  Minimum order $16.00 shipping.

Very well rounded and quality selection of own root roses in 1 Gallon containers.  Some from hybridizers not found at other nurseries, some Jerabek roses.

EXTREMELY HELPFUL and Knowledgeable. ORDER NOW FOR SPRING DELIVERY, PAYMENT UP FRONT REQUIRED but take your time right now.  When shipping time arrives you must pay up.

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Freedom Gardens (Peter and Susan Schneider)

P.O. Box 677 Mantua, OH 44255

Limited open hours (usually in June).  Best selection of hard to find roses especially Jerabek roses.  Check, money order or paypal only.  Reasonable shipping if you live in the area.  What Peter quotes for shipping can be negotiated if you live in Northeast Ohio.  Best selection of Jerebek roses around.

Mantua677@cs.com  :  if you need advice from Peter.  Very helpful.  Also use email for ordering.  No phone calls please.

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Heirloom Roses

other websites but they are under construction   http://climbingroses.com/    or http://www.johnsminiatureroses.com/

Heirloom Roses, Inc. 24062 NE Riverside Drive St. Paul, Oregon 97137

Fax: (503) 538-5902

info@heirloomroses.com

800-820-0465, Monday-Friday, 8am to 4:30 PST.

NO ADDITIONAL SHIPPING OR HANDLING COSTS. It in the price!  Price may look high but its inclusive pricing which is nice.

NO SALES TAX!!!! Checks, Money Orders, Visa, Discover and MasterCard. Oregon has no sales tax.

Nice well rounded selections and they have miniatures and Mini-floras.  Great selection of Earth Kind Roses.   Modern shrubs, Victorian, Old Garden, Hybrid Teas, Floribundas,  well, just about everything.

ALL OWN ROOT, TOO.

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Chamblee Roses

10926 U.S. Highway 69 North

Tyler, TX 75706

Major credit cards accepted.  Online ordering acceptable.

 

Original Source of Earth-Kind® Landscape Roses

Office hours: Monday-Friday, 8 am-4:30 pm 800-256-7673 or 903-882-5153 (Calls placed after hours, leave a message & we will contact you the next business day.).  Will ship for fall planting if desired.  Shipping season ends mid-May.

THE BEST selection available of Griffin Buck Roses, Earthkind Roses, David Austin Roses , Kordes, Knockouts, DRIFTS and miniatures all own root shipped in 1 gallon containers using FED EX only. Shipping cost is based on CURRENT FED EX rates from 75706 zipcode to your zip. CAN BE PRICEY!!!!!

They accept major credit cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express Also accept check or money order payments for telephone and website orders. All orders have to be paid for before shipping. Checks & Money Order payments need to be received no later than one week prior to your requested shipping date. and the number of roses ordered.

Shipping is on Mondays only from mid-September to mid-May (except holidays). They are in TEXAS.

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Rosemania

Robbie Tucker, proprietor

Toll free –888-600-9665  for product ordering

For Questions, please call 615-794-4416

4020 Trail Ridge Drive

Franklin, TN 37067

Best selection and great reference for Fungicide, insecticides, etc.  They have a huge inventory.   Well rounded for all garden needs not just roses. Shipping is free over $25.00 excluding roses.  Not hard to hit that total so basically assume that non roses items are shipped free.

THEY ARE CURRENTLY TAKING ORDERS FOR Spring 2015, Grafted HYBRID TEAS, FLORIBUNDAS, ETC only.  No Miniatures or Mini Floras because Robbie Tucker is now doing some heavy hybridizing presently.

Gift Certificates available.  Major credit cards accepted.

Our guarantee:   Your roses will arrive in good condition.   If they do not arrive as such, you have 14 days to notify us and we will either replace them or refund your money, our choice.  We cannot guarantee your roses to grow and thrive as we have zero control over their care and growing environment.

 WATCH THE ABOVE. I HAVE BEEN STUCK when bareroots roses failed to leaf out well beyond the 2 week guarantee.   I am leary of purchasing roses from Rosemania because of this VERY LIMITED guarantee.   Robbie will hate me for saying that but I am being honest.

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PERSONAL FAVORITE
Palatine Roses

(only talking about individual purchases, not group purchases. Our club purchases roses as a group in September-October from Palatines.  You can order separately if you wish.)

 Prices vary per rose.(GRAFTED on Multiflora)  $15 – $18 per rose roughly. Can be quoted in US$ online.  Prices depend on exchange rates at the time.

Palatine Fruit & Roses 2108 Four Mile Creek Road, RR# 3 Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, CANADA L0S 1J0

Catalog available online for download or mail.

Spring hours April 4 to September 12 Mon thru Sat 9 AM to 6 pm ET. Phone: (905) 468 – 8627 Winter hours Fax: (905) 468 – 8628

For mail order inquiries: sales@palatineroses.com Email: contact@palatineroses.com

3 Rose minimum purchase.

UPS Ground only shipper

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Witherspoon Garden Shop at Witherspoon – Durham, NC
3312 Watkins Road Durham, NC 27707 Hours: 9am to 5pm Monday-Saturday
Telephone: 919.489.4446 Toll Free: 800.643.0315 Fax: 919.490.0623

Nice selection , PRICEY, at least $17.00 per rose to ship,  Roses cost $20.00 in many cases.  Same roses can be bought elsewhere for less.  (just sayin…..)

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Wisconsin Roses
– Nice, very small, somewhat different selection of roses.  Maiden roses only*.  7939 31st Avenue Kenosha, WI 53142

wiroses@gmail.com

262-358-1298

Shipping is roughly $6.00 per bush. Bare root only.  To order, call Steve Singer between 3:30pm-10:00pm CST at 262-358-1298 or (preferably) email wiroses@gmail.com. No online ordering.

 

* A maiden is a rose that has been newly grafted. Unlike most grafted roses which are sold as #1 bushes, maidens are field grafted in summer, dug and shipped the same fall, a full year before most of the large growers harvest and ship their #1 grade roses.  TRICKY FOR THE BEGINNER!

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S&W Greenhouses    
 

Bare root roses, nice selection of modern Roses from Weeks catalog

business hours are from 8 to 5 EST, 7 days a week and 24/7 on the Web. Please email any questions you may have to info@sw-greenhouse.com.

533 Tyree Springs Road

White House, Tennessee

Fax – 615-672-1788

Shipping timing is a bit of a problem.  Fall purchasing means shipping in February and I mean ALL ROSES SHIP.  Not good here.  You will need to pot your roses and keep them indoors in a non heated garage up on skids or some other method to keep them warm.  Prices around $15-18/rose.

ANY DAMAGES TO PLANT MATERIAL WHILE IN TRANSIT BY THE CARRIER MUST BE REPORTED TO US IMMEDIATLY UPON RECEIPT OF SHIPMENT. DO NOT PLANT OR DISCARD DAMAGED PLANTS AND DO NOT DISCARD PACKING MATERIALS,THE CARRIER WILL PICK THEM UP FOR THEIR INSPECTION AND CLAIMS PROCESS! Plants MUST be returned to the carrier in their ORIGINAL SHIPPING CARTON Failure to follow these damage claims procedures, will result in an incomplete inspection status & will void your rights for coverage for damage relacement, adjustment, or reimbursement. Damage claims will be filed by us with the carrier on your behalf. Claims must be reported to us within 48 hours form the Date / Time of delivery.

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Rogue Valley Roseslocated in Oregon, specializes in OGRs, Antiques.   If you remember Ashdown Roses, they bought up much of their inventory.  Some Griffin Bucks.

Choice of Band at 13.95, (shipping 6.66 per bush)  5 gallon (!!!!) at $21.95 or 1 gallon at $17.95.

Phone and fax:(541) 535-1307

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Regan Roses 

Bare Root ordering in progress for 2011, Large selection of roses , some hard to find.  Gift Certificates available. Easy online ordering system. Recommendations from staff online, too. Ordering November through January. Shipping January – end of April. Major credit cards accepted. Lots of info about the rose with each rose entry.  Shipping depends on your zip code.  I calculated to get 2 roses from CA to Hinckley, OH is $16.00.   CAN BE PRICEY so be careful!

4268 Decoto Road Fremont, CA 94555-3204 Tel.: (510)797-3222 Toll Free: (800)249-4680 Fax: (510)793-5408

Store Hours (PST): Winter 8:30-5pm every day. Spring & Summer 8:30-5pm every day. Closed on major holidays (New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas)

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PERSONAL FAVORITE  

High Country Roses    
1-800-552-2082

High Country Roses PO Box 148 Jensen, Utah 84035

All roses are $11.95 to $16.95 each, plus applicable shipping costs

Gift certificates available, shipping based on zip code

Mix of OGRs, some Ht’s, Floribundas, shrubs (Griffin Bucks, etc).

“Our Guarantee: We hope that you will be exceptionally happy with the quality of our roses. Our plants are vigorous and eager to grow, if given proper care. We guarantee them to be true to name and healthy when shipped. Planting and growing instructions are included with every shipment. In the rare event that a plant fails, notify us within 120 days of receipt, and you may choose to have a one-time replacement (if available), a credit, or a refund of the price of the plant. Refunds are made in the same manner payment was received. Shipping charges are non-refundable. We cannot be responsible for weather extremes, animal damage, neglect or improper care (such as over/under watering or spray damage). We ask that you request your shipment at an appropriate time for planting in your area and select roses that are hardy in your climate zone. If you wish, we’ll help you with those decisions. If you have questions or concerns about your roses, please contact. Our goal is for you to have great success with your roses and we will do our best to ensure your satisfaction.”

AND THEY MEAN THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Antique Rose Emporium OGR’s, shrub, Griffin Buck, a few HT’s, floribundas.  PRICEY.  Can find same rose for less elsewhere but they do carry a great selection and a few that others don’t have. $18.95 per rose across the board.  Excellent quality. Own root roses shipped in 2 gallon liner mid-September thru mid-May.

Shipping varies by location/zip code.

Catalog available

roses@weareroses.com

800-441-0002

979-836-9051 Customer Service

979-836-0928  (Fax)

9300 Lueckemeyer Rd., Brenham, TX 77833

Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm CT

“OUR GUARANTEE:   We will gladly make a one time replacement of the same rose or refund the cost of your rose (less shipping)  if it has died within six (6) months from date of receipt, or you find that rose is not true to name. However, we cannot be responsible for plant loss due to weather conditions or cultural practices beyond our control. We do ask that you carefully select roses hardy to your climatic zone and that you accept delivery at the recommended planting time for your area. Simply return the plastic label that is attached to your rose to make your claim.”

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Edmunds Roses Greatly improved quality.  Bare root shipping. Crazy business dealings. Still have  Inventory problems. 

By mail: Customer Service Edmunds’ Roses 335 S. High St Randolph, WI  53956

By phone: 1.888.481.7673 Monday – Friday 8am – 4:30pm CST

“We will deliver dormant, top-grade, true-to-name plants. We guarantee they will grow and bloom the first season providing our recommended planting instructions included with every order are followed. Any roses purchased in late winter/spring that fail to grow will be replaced or credit voucher issued, one time, provided we are notified by August 1 of that year. Non-plant products are satisfaction guaranteed. If not fully satisfied, the product may be returned for a replacement or refund. Shipping charges are not refundable. ”

**Guarantee on rose 50% clearance** At these special prices, the regular Edmunds’ guarantee does not apply. However, we guarantee the roses will arrive in good condition. If unsatisfied with any rose on arrival, or if any fails to show growth in 30 days, we will issue a credit voucher for the amount you paid for the rose excluding shipping. All claims for roses purchased at these special prices must be made within 30 days of receipt of the plant.**”

 

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Vintage gardens  Roses –  out of business   ( I will say one thing,  when Vintage was clearing inventory I purchased a very difficult to find Hybrid musk Rose.  They sent a twig and I do mean a twig and charged $45.00.  To say I wasn’t happy is putting it mildly.  It died very quickly. I recouped my cost but really folks, I think I know why you went out of business. )

Almost Heaven Roses  – Gone

Two Sisters Roses – Gone

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Pickering Nurseries (Canada)

Please note: Pickering Nurseries will not open for the 2015 season.

The rose growing industry has seen a great many changes in the last 10 years. Unfortunately, the majority of these changes were negative for both the companies involved and their bottom lines. The pesticide ban enacted by Ontario in the mid 2000’s, an increase in hybridizer royalty rates and how they are calculated, a glut of cheap US grown roses coupled with the Canadian government changing both import and export regulations (unable to ship to the US 2013 and additional ongoing issues with our root stock) have left me with no choice but to stop shipping roses for this season. Over the last several years Pickering Nurseries has been exploring alternative propagation techniques and changes to our business model. Both of these things are still a work in progress. We hope to have a small, core selection of rooted cuttings available in the spring of 2016.

It is also with great sadness we announce the passing of Joseph Schraven, my father and founder of Pickering Nurseries, on May 27th. (Pictured below)

In closing, I would like to extend thanks to all our long time customers and our colleagues in the industry and we hope to be able to serve you in the future.

Best regards, Joel Schraven Pickering Nurseries

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