Faq & Info
Answers to your Frequently Asked Questions are provided by our expert staff. Please contact us if you have any other questions about roses. Our certified professionals will be happy to assist you.
Retail Nursery Information
At our location in Tyler, Texas, we have a full-service retail nursery where customers can shop for their roses. Our retail sales staff is on hand to assist with your landscaping decisions. Group tours can be scheduled. For driving directions see link on main web page.
Hours of Operation
*Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm Business Office is Closed Saturday & Sunday (Calls made after hours, please leave a message & we will contact you the next business day. NO Fed Ex ground phone orders taken on Saturdays or Sundays)
*Retail hours: Mon-Sat 8:am-5:pm
* Wholesale Pick up orders:
Tuesday-Friday 8:00am-3:30pm (Firm)
Please call, fax or email large orders in prior to picking up.
Chamblee's gift cards:
Cards can be purchased and redeemed by phone or in store only. These can be in any amount and they do not expire.
Wholesale Customers signed up online can view the current availability online. Otherwise you should call or email us for current product availability. We welcome Wholesale Customers at our nursery during regular operating hours, with order pick-ups available Tuesday thru Friday, 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and Monday pickups are by special appointment only during regular seasonal hours.
Ordering Roses via Mail Order
Click on shop, choose a category or do a rose search to select and place your order through our website.
- We ONLY ship 1 GALLON container roses, and only via Fed Ex for retail orders . Size of plant depends on when it was propagated, and the rate of growth. Generally, plants are average 6 inches to 1 foot tall.
- Phone orders are accepted Only Monday - Friday (8:00am - 4:30pm) The office is closed on week-ends.
- Monday orders for the same Monday shipping is not allowed.
- Please order at least ten days prior to your desired shipping date for order processing.
- We ship 1 gallon containers via FED EX ground. We ship on Mondays only from mid-September to mid-May (except holidays).
- Shipping cost is based on CURRENT FED EX rates from our zip code to yours and the number of roses ordered.
- We accept major credit cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express We also accept check or money order payments for telephone and website orders. All orders have to be paid for before shipping. Checks & Money Order payments need to be received no later than one week prior to your requested shipping date.
- See web page for next available shipping date. Roses are shipped on your selected ship date. No further notice will be sent.
You can place Wholesale Orders NOW for delivery anytime during the year.
Please call for rates and shipping and our truck delivery area.
Frequently Asked Rose Questions
Please at ANYTIME if you have questions on your roses, feel free to call us(800-256-7673), email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop in. No question is to small nor will it sound stupid to us. We'd rather have you ask so we may help you in making your Chamblee Roses the very best you've ever grown.
What are Earth-Kind Roses?
EarthKind® is an important designation given to select roses by Texas A&M University Agriculture program. EarthKind® Roses have been through rigorous statewide testing and evaluation by a team of horticultural experts and found to possess the high level of landscape performance, disease resistance, and insect tolerance/resistance required for this special designation. EarthKind®Roses are among the finest, most thoroughly tested, and environmentally responsible plants for use in landscapes.
What are Kordes® Roses? W.Kordes′ Sohne is one of the largest and oldest breeders in the world. Kordes® selections are tested worldwide in order to insure that theses beautiful and disease resistant roses meet the needs and expextiations of today's consumer. With decades of experience and knowledge, the Kordes® team of breeders, producers and agents continues to focus on the creation and introduction of exciting new rose varieties. Since 1988 the company stopped using chemical fungicides in its program and is now seeing the positive results with more disease resistant varieties. We are proud to offer this selection of Kordes® roses which includes some old favorites as well as some exciting new introductions that we have been given the priviledge to produce for you.
What are Dr. Griffith Buck Roses?
Dr. Griffith J. Buck, a Professor of Horticulture at Iowa State University (1952-1985), was an excellent hybridizer of modern roses. His main goal was to breed roses that were able to survive winter temperatures of -26 degrees without protection. Other goals were good disease resistance, repeat blooming, good flower form and color, and vigorous but restrained growth habit. Dr. Buck's rose collection consists of approximately 100 varieties.
What is my hardiness zone? Click question for zone map.
How much sun do my roses need?
Plant roses in an area where they will receive a minimum of 6 hours of sun each day. The more sun your roses receive, the more blooms they will produce. Morning sun is preferable to evening sun.
How important is air circulation?
Good air circulation is essential to rose health. Avoid planting roses in small, enclosed areas or courtyards. Poor air circulation can cause fungal disease problems.
How do I plant my roses?
Soil amendment is a key ingredient for a successful rose garden. Organic matter improves the quality of the soil and helps the roses to absorb the essential elements and micro-nutrients, which are present in the soil. It is a good idea to have a soil test done to establish the conditions of your beds. In Texas, your local Agriculture Extension Office can assist you with how to collect soil samples and the procedure for having the test performed. Good drainage is also essential to rose health. If you have clay or slow draining soil, a product such as expanded shale should be added to help drainage.
When planting, dig the hole twice as wide and twice as deep as the container. Plant roses the same depth in the soil as they were in the container, except in Northern climates where planting roses below existing soil is recommended for winter protection. Mix the soil you remove from the planting hole 50/50 with well-aged organic matter (i.e. humus, cotton burr compost) and fill the hole back in with the mixture.
Mulch: Top-dress the soil with any remaining compost and mulch well. Three inches of mulch (i.e. cypress, cedar, pine bark, pine straw) is recommended. This will allow for good drainage, aid in water conservation, and help keep weeds out.
How much water do my roses need?
Water the newly planted roses well. Afterwards, water deeply at least once per week. Roses like adequate moisture, but they do not like "wet feet". It is best to water roses near the drip line at soil level. Try to keep water off the foliage. If you must water on the foliage, do it early in the morning so the sun can dry the leaves. Once your roses are established, water them at least once per week, (during the summer heat, twice per week). This will encourage deeper root systems than light, frequent watering.
Do I need to use fertilizer on my roses? Always read the label before fertilizing or using any chemicals, and follow the directions.
Roses thrive on light, regular feedings. At planting time, a slow release fertilizer high in nitrogen is recommended. After new growth appears on the roses, a water-soluble fertilizer can be used every two to three weeks. Always read the label before fertilizing and follow the directions carefully. Once your roses are established in the landscape, wait until after the first spring bloom to begin a regular fertilizing schedule. We recommend Osmocote.
DO NOT FERTILIZE HEAT STRESSED OR WATER STRESSED PLANTS!
Fertilizing water stressed plants in the extreme heat causes "leaf burn and bud burn" Temperatures of 70 - 80 degrees are optimum for fertilizing, as nutrients are then most available to the plants. Avoid heavy winter fertilization. Promoting new growth during cold weather will make roses more susceptible to freeze damage.
Do Roses get diseases?
It may be necessary to spray your roses with a fungicide to control some diseases (i.e. black spot, powdery mildew) that roses sometimes get. While some roses are much hardier than others, they are not completely immune to pests. Systemic fungicides are absorbed through the leaves and cannot be washed off. Therefore, these are more effective for lasting control. Before spraying or making any chemical application. Read the label and follow all label directions.
Are roses affected by insects?
The main insect pests of roses are aphids and thrips. Aphids gather on the new foliage and the tips of the flower buds. Thrips hide deep within the center of the bloom petals. When insects first appear, organic solutions often resolve the problem. If necessary, stronger insecticides are available. Read the label and follow all label directions as required.
NEVER APPLY CHEMICALS TO WATER STRESSED OR HEAT STRESSED PLANTS.
Spider Mite Control:
Spider mites infest the undersides of the leaves. They are not easily seen but can be identified by the discoloring damage (speckling) done to the leaves and the light, silky webbing on infested plants. The best organic treatment is to pressure wash with water in the morning for three consecutive days. Insecticidal oils or soaps are also effective without harming most beneficial insects. For chemical control, use a product labeled for spider mite control. Read the label and follow directions before any chemical application.