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    I think these are Rose tags, has anyone else ever dug one?

    In my yard, I found a number of these tags, after a little research I figured out with the names and patent numbers on some that they are AARS Award Winning Roses from 1935 thru 1964 ( the ones I found ). I guess they would have been tied to the bundle of new rose plantings for that year? Not sure, I looked on google, couldn't find a picture of anything close to these, If anyone can help, let me know.

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    Yeah I have dug a lot of those, but I always toss them in the trash. They are connected to the plant stem at the nursery. Most people take them off before planting.
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    I have found one of those and I think they're kind of neat.
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    Truk58, your research is on-target. Those are definitely rose-ID tags. One was placed on each rosebush by the "wholesale grower" nursery for ID before the rosebush was sold to a plant-supplier (such as "The Great Big Greenhouse" garden-store where I buy my rosebushes here in Richmond). Yours date back more than just a couple of decades. For the past 20 years, nearly all rose-ID tags are a simple round aluminum disc, with the rose's name stamped into the painted side the disc.

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    Personally, I think they make a neat display!
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    Thanks

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    Thanks CannonballGuy, that helps a lot... it was hard finding any info on them.

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    Kurt Albert

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    Thanks Creskol, I agree, they looked interesting to me and I decided not to toss them.
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    I bet the JP one is Jackson Perkins ? I bet they ring up loud.
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    Not sure about the Jackson Perkins... was he the patent holder on the rose?
    Yeah nice loud hits... in dime / quarter range... most were 6" down.
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    Truk58 and Tnmountains, the "J&P" on the rose-ID tag is definitely the Jackson & Perkins company...which, by the way, is still in business. For several decades, the J&P company has been a world-famous "hybridizer," producing new varieties of Hybrid Tea roses (by crossbreeding). That company is also a major wholesale and retail seller of rosebushes. My rosegarden contains several varieties that were hybridized and plant-patented by the Jackson & Perkins company... so of course, I immediately recognized the correct identity of the tags you found.
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    I knew a girl who was a Rosarian and was a test grower for Jackson Perkins. She would grow them in our climate for one season and a new batch would come in. We got many of the last season roses. Problem is you have to be a rocket scientist to grow them successfully. I am not a rocket scientist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tnmountains View Post
    I knew a girl who was a Rosarian and was a test grower for Jackson Perkins. She would grow them in our climate for one season and a new batch would come in. We got many of the last season roses. Problem is you have to be a rocket scientist to grow them successfully. I am not a rocket scientist.
    Well I knew a girl from Leeds,
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    her tits were all flowers,
    and her arse was covered in weeds.

 

 

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