Tips on Buying Roses

        On a recent visit to Lowe’s, I encountered a whole shelf of bagged roses. Then the following week, a whole shipment of container roses appeared on the display areas. If you are a novice rose gardeners, you’ll wonder which roses to buy.   Buying roses should not be a great challenge. … Continue reading Tips on Buying Roses



Why do you want to grow roses?   We grow them because of their beauty and their fragrance. Florist roses for the most part do not have fragrance. My two sons will never buy me roses for Mother's Day or my birthday or even Valentine's Day. I got See's chocolates yesterday, my favorite. They think … Continue reading WHY DO WE GROW ROSES?

Formal Gardens – Part I

    As rosarians, we are in constant pursuit of a rose garden whenever and wherever we are. During the rose peak blooming season, we love to see all rose gardens we can possibly see.  In this pursuit, we come across all types of garden designs.   On most of the public gardens we see, … Continue reading Formal Gardens – Part I


Romantica Roses

Rouge Royale – Photo courtesy of Regan Nursery For rose lovers who want the charm and fragrance of the Old Garden Roses with their large variety of flower forms but longer blooming period, there are large selections now available. First, there was David Austin’s English Roses, then other growers started producing roses with the Old … Continue reading Romantica Roses



FIREFIGHTER Hyrbridizer: Orard, 1999 Var: ORAdal, Hacienda, Red ‘n’ Fragrant Firefighter is a beautiful dark red hybrid tea which is the first of the nine roses to be named for the Remember Me Rose Gardens to honor the 343 firefighters who died on September 11, 2001 while trying to save lives in the World Trade … Continue reading FIREFIGHTER


Fragrant Cloud

Rose Photo Courtesy of Jan Haught Bingham, member of Rose Gardening World. Fragrant Cloud Registered Name – TANellis Syns. Duftwolke, Nuage Parfume Tantau, Germany, 1967 Seedling x ‘Prima Ballerina’ Fragrant Cloud rose has extremely fragrant blooms and constantly winning at rose shows across the country for its fragrance. The flowers are an unusual coral-red maturing to … Continue reading Fragrant Cloud



Peace Parentage: (‘George Dickson’ x ‘Souvenir de Claudius Pernet’) x (‘Joanna Hill’ x ‘Chas. P. Kilham’) x ‘Margaret McGredy'. Hybridized by the French hybridizer Francis Meilland in the late 1930s, and introduced by Conard-Pyle Co., West Grove, PA in 1945.   The rose that is called ‘Peace’ in the United States and Great Britain is … Continue reading Peace