Tomato seeds and roses

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In all fairness to Burpee, I received those seeds from them the day after I said I hadn’t but still several days after Park. They are all (the tomatoes) planted now with the Early Girl up and growing. About roses: in Mich.U.P. I am pretty leery about planting hybrid teas, too, going for shrub roses or climbers that are hardy at least to zone 4. Jung’s has a number of zone 3 and 4 roses listed. John Cabot and William Baffin are zone3 climbers that are hardy left on the trellis. They list some teas that are on their own rootstock. I wonder how those would work up here? I have a zone 3 client who wants to grow roses as she did in downstate zone 5 Michigan.

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