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    Hi Garland!

    I think you are right! I got this rose from SAMS in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. It was in a box, bare root, and only a couple of dry sticks. I was amazed that it lived because after we brought it home, along with two others, I set the boxes under a tree and did all the planting on our deck. Skip ahead a few weeks...I noticed that the boxes had green shoots coming out of them with tiny leaves so I planted them right away. Can't believe I put it off for so long.

    Double Delight; what a nice name for a flower and very appropriate! IT really does smell incredible and yes, only one bloom per stem. The stems get really long on some and on others, they are fairly short. (I think it might have something to do with my watering schedule.) We have has so much rain this year, I have only fed the roses once and only water once a week, sometimes once every two weeks.

    Thanks Garland! I appreciate the info. I will have to snap a shot of the other two at some point and compare them to the ones at J&P.

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    I think you are right! I got this rose from SAMS in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. It was in a box, bare root, and only a couple of dry sticks. I was amazed that it lived because after we brought it home, along with two others, I set the boxes under a tree and did all the planting on our deck. Skip ahead a few weeks...I noticed that the boxes had green shoots coming out of them with tiny leaves so I planted them right away. Can't believe I put it off for so long.
    You mean, I'm not the only one who buys sticks in a box? This clematis was packed the same way. My expectations were pretty low when I got it, but it turned out to be a nice climber.
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    Rick, I can't seem to get our clematis to do much. I plant them in the shade as per instructions, but they just grow spindly for a while and then seem to wither away. Anything special you're doing in terms of soil, light, or fertilizer?

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    Louis, bone meal makes a big difference. I just started using it this year, and the results have been dramatic. Also, they like their roots cool and moist, so mulch is almost essential.

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    They were mulched (I'm a mulch fanatic...) but I'll definitely give the bone meal a shot. Thanks.

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    Good old Fish,Blood & Bone is the fert i use.Plant it so the roots can get under slabs(keeps them cool in sunny weather) & plenty of water.Protecting the first foot or so (use a clear tube or plastic) of the base of the plant will help to prevent Clematis wilt in young plants.

    I have an evergreen Clematis(Freckles) that after the first year (establishing itself) is a bit of a pest , it grows everywhere.Flowers are small but in the UK they are a very deep purple(have a google for a piccie) & it flowers all year round.A few nice days in the winter & a few will bloom.
    When i get my digi-camera back i,ll take a piccie

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    LOL! "Bit of a pest," huh? And I can't get the things to go higher than two feet before they wither and croak.

    Thanks for the "keep the roots cool" tip. I don't think we have "Fish, Blood, and Bone" on this side of the pond, but now that Alaskan seems to be back in business we can get each of them seperately. I may just mix some up in a big kettle like some kind of garden witch and use that....

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    I may just mix some up in a big kettle like some kind of garden witch and use that....
    Just picturing it now
    You,ve got to wear the pointy hat for the the "brew" to work correctly.
    ROFLMAO

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