Cottage Farms 3-piece Unique Climbing Rose Garden
3 piece unique climbing rose bush
I am excited for the new growth on my bare root plants. As they arrived within 2 days 2 of the roses were showing new growth and only about 2 weeks for the third to come out of dormancy. I can't wait for them to begin to flower.
Just waiting for the roses now
I received the bare rooted roses in fine shape and got them planted (via husbands strong arms) and watered them. I was surprized at how healthy they appeared with buds coming out all over. They are now several weeks in the ground and are covered with leaves. I put them on my back side fence and hope they climb up to the top.
Great Way to Plan Your Garden
I so appreciate the Cottage Farms presentations I have seen on QVC. I sometimes get discouraged when my plants do not survive, and start to think I have a black thumb. However, the young man who does the presentations for Cottage Farms helped me to overcome my fears and I feel sure that their stock is of a more hearty condition than what I find at the big box stores locally. Often at the stores they are sitting out in the hot Florida sun, either root bound or in dry and cracked dirt, and they are not a picture of health to entice you to bring them home.
Several of our local nurseries have gone out of business so this is a much easier way to obtain plants IMHO.
This climbing rose garden consisted of 3 large canes. I planted them all in the same general area. One of them began budding quickly and now is full of leaves all around. The other 2 have not budded and look like they might have bitten the dust. I just called Cottage Farms to talk to them about it, and they are replacing the 2 which did not grow. When they say they stand behind their product, you can believe them. I also ordered day lilies, butterfly bushes, and petunias at the same time and they are all looking wonderful. My garden will be beautiful this year, thanks to Cottage Farms!
I only received two of the three piece roses. The two were packaged in plastic together and I am disappointed.
So far all except one seem to be doing ok. However, I was shocked with the delivery process as the box arrived pretty badly bumped around and despite the specific instructions on the box was left upside down. I am hoping this is not affecting their growth. I will continue to monitor them closely.
So far so good
I received mine last week robust healthy bare roots planted them immediately in whisky barrel pots all three have red shoots.Ofcourse I live in southern California so plenty of sun.Hope they do well. Just to mention everything I bought from Cottage Farm survived even the puny ones and the second year they are on fire so just an idea time could probably produce better results.
Just Received and Planted
We received these about ten days ago and just planted them last Sunday - which is within the suggested time listed in the instructions. We kept them in the fridge and spritzed them lightly with water prior to planting. They are bare root and should look like sticks when they arrive, and there should be moisture in the bag. Ours were moist upon receipt. After a week, all three have red shoots coming out, which is promising. It is too
soon to rate them, so for now the rating above is because they are doing what they are supposed to do. Roses love FULL SUN, which is the exposure these three are receiving. As time allows I will update their progress.
Two out of three isn't bad so they say. I ordered the 3 rose bush set and so far only two of the roses bloomed, I don't know what happened to the third one. Not one rose!!! Maybe this year will be different. Love the lavender rose.
Not as seen on TV
I purchased these in 2013 with the hopes of having them grow up and around an arbor in the yard.. Arrived looking like dead sticks, red one died right away, yellow one slowly grew but never did climb and only produced two roses for whole summer, blue one was very scrawny with a few branches and leaves and never climbed and never had any roses.. Over all disappointment.. I have a green thumb and usually have really good results with gardening but not with these.. Can't recommend these..
Wow---Unpromising Beginnings---Great Results!
This is the first year I planted anything bare root and when the roses came looking like sticks in a plastic bag, I was dubious to say the least. I ordered two collections of these because I wanted to put one on either side of an arbor. I planted the pair of Angel Face first and within a week both had new growth. Now, about 5 weeks later, they've gotten so many branches and leaves that they've both budded out and I expect flowers shortly. Amazing! I planted the Royal Gold pair at my office a few days later and now both have numerous leaves and are growing fine. The Blaze are both dead sticks at this point and haven't budded out after about 3 weeks, but I'm not worried because I'm counting on QVC to fix it and make it right. I'm sure that any replacements will grow and I'm looking forward to them growing as quickly as the other two types. It might have been the delay in planting as it took longer to get them into the ground. But overall---great purchase!
not what I hoped
This one is not all GREAT, one never did anything one is doing well the other is trying to make it I am hopeing I get two out of three, to hard to return.
Bought these for my father and they came to us bone dry and dead looking and nothing like how they talked about them on tv .. very disappointed bought some other flowers too and they are horrible also ...such a waste of money ... I spent over $200 on flowers and I wish I never bought any of them ... they were a gift because my dad likes to putter when it is warm and he saw these and I thought for sure he would be happy and they just are a huge disappointment:( never again!