Welcome to starina's Member Page
I'm an avid(ok, rabid according to dh) gardener. I'm most interested in shade gardening, and my strongest knowledge base is in trees and shrubs.
I love roses, and I'm growing them in mixed beds with other shrubs and trees, as well as perennials.
My newest(8/8/03) additions to the garden are bamboos. I found a terrific local nursery south of Rochester, Oriental Garden Supply. They have a website, and are true plantsmen. I recomend them highly if you are interested in unusual conifers, japanese maples, bamboos and many other hard to find plants.
I have a small but interesting collection of unusual pines. I have fallen in love with conifers, but the pines particularly interest me.
I live on the northwest corner of Wayne County, very close to Lake Ontario. The lake is a wonderful moderating influence, and I'm a zone warmer than anyone a little further inland.
Currently I have the following roses:
Marmalade Skies(not sure I care for the color)(removed)
Will Baffin(don't care for him, may sp soon)(removed)
Aditions to my roses:
I really want Out of Yesteryear, but don' t know if anyone sells a larger plant of these.
I'll be adding to these as I find things I love locally, and ordering what I can't find online.
I help out occasionally at a nursery. I love doing this, and get to oh-so-casually shop the whole time I'm there. This also gives me a really good idea of what does well here, and what isn't a good choice.
Unfortunately the rose selection is somewhat limited there, they have a lot of roses, mostly ht's, and I'm a nut for the OGR's and DA's. The Romantica's are appealing to me also.
If you're a CNY'er, please do email me!
I live in: US
My zone is: z6 cny
My favorite forum 1 is Roses.
My favorite forum 2 is Antique Roses.
First registered on July 09,2003.