There's no business like rose business....
About our Collection - and How to Place your Order
The roses of Greenmantle Garden have been acquired from a score of sources in a half dozen countries. A very high percentage of our rose foundation stock was originally imported from European nurseries; Canadian sources also provided a number of varieties in the beginning. Rare treasures have been obtained from internationally recognized botanical gardens in Great Britain, France, Germany, South Africa, and California. From Florida has come crucial propagating material - certified free of rose mosaic virus. And over the years, correspondence with individual specialists has secured many extraordinary plants for the Greenmantle Collection.....
"The whole point of collecting is not only one's enjoyment but the learning of what happened
Artist, Collector & Philanthropist - Wright Saltus Ludington (1900-1992)
Our express aim has been to assemble a comprehensive collection of the Genus Rosa - guided by the ideals of authenticity and freedom from disease. Provenance of any variety is available upon request; we are always willing to respond to inquiries about any particular plant..... However, concern with origin cannot by itself insure correct identity or the healthiness of a plant: extensive study, observation and care are their essential support. Standards of health and nomenclatural accuracy can only be maintained through constant personal attention in garden and nursery.
The classic roses are historically important, genetically intricate, and incomparably beautiful. They are worthy of your attention - and we are pleased to make this assemblage available to discerning gardeners........
Pierre de Ronsard (1524-1585)
Please read all about HOW WE DO BUSINESS before ordering .........
Our rose nursery stock is propagated EXCLUSIVELY BY US from our collection of mother plants - all of which are monitored for freedom from signs of rose mosaic virus.
All of our rose plants are produced "ON THEIR OWN ROOTS"
"The miraculous way in which the torch of life passes from one plant to another through the medium of small cuttings.....Theophrastus, 3rd Century BCE
They are grown OUTDOORS in TWO GALLON containers for a full season,
under organic culture without the use of any chemical fertilizers, pesticides,
fungicides, or herbicides. This generally results in large, well-rooted,
and hardened-off plants ready for your garden. The size of young own
root roses will vary according to the inherent genetic background of
the individual variety.......... Here are six white roses of different type and growth habit as photographed in their two gallon containers in Greenmantle Nursery.
ORDERS ARE ACCEPTED YEAR ROUND ......THERE IS NO MINIMUM
You may print out the ROSE ORDER FORM from our site......
When you place an order, please only include a deposit of. $5.00 per
This is not an additional charge - only a token of serious intent...... Your order with deposit will reserve the roses requested. These advance orders receive priority on any waiting lists - in strict order of receipt of deposits. By the time of our actual shipping season, many roses - especially rare ones - may already be reserved and sold out......
You can call us at (707) 986-7504 :.....Preferably between
Stock on hand changes constantly with every phone call, letter, and farmer's market. Please get in touch with us to check on the status of roses you desire...... Arrangements can then be made for reservation with deposit or full invoice. Our main inventory is taken in Autumn - but a general idea of availability can be offered at any time.
PAYMENT: ...ALL OF OUR ROSES ARE ....$18.00 per plant
The Sweetbrier Rose
'Greenmantle' in 1983
The Sweetbrier Rose
'Greenmantle' in 2003
Greenmantle Nursery guarantees its stock to be correctly identified and correctly labeled. The plants we ship are healthy and viable, and are carefully packaged by us personally to arrive in this condition....... Please open your package as soon as you receive it - and inspect your plants. If you detect any problem at all with the roses, inform us immediately so that we may assist you in sorting it out.
However - beyond that point - We cannot accept responsibility for the impact of factors outside our control: cultural practices, soil conditions, weather, and unruly animals - wild or domestic ........ everything that can happen once they're in your hands.
We care very much about every plant that we propagate, nurture and sell - and wish them to thrive in their new homes. If you have any questions relating to plants purchased from Greenmantle - please feel free to call and consult with us.
Your satisfaction is important to us......
Roses: Master List
Damasks/Portlands ....... Gallicas
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