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Complicata

It is often difficult for rosarians with limited space to plant a rose that blooms only once, especially if it gets rather large. In the case of ‘Complicata’ it is worth it! In The Graham Stuart Thomas Rose Book, Thomas says of ‘Complicata’, “In the light sandy soil in my…
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Simplify your rose care

Time – there never seems to be enough of it! I’m always looking for ways to better manage my time. While I love working in my garden, I’d like more time to simply enjoy it. That got me thinking about possible ways to give roses the care they need and…
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Rose Care for April

I love April. A chickadee family has already moved into one of my birdhouses, there are daffodils, blossoming trees and birds singing everywhere.  Now too, the roses have begun their season.  Amazing to me that only weeks ago they looked like dead sticks and now they have the most beautiful…
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Baronne Prevost

This rose is special to me because it bears the name of one of my family ancestors on my father’s side, the French part. The rose was given to me by Gail Trimble, and that makes it even more special. It is a hybrid perpetual and retains the old rose…
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Rose Care for March

It’s a good time now to give your roses about two cups per plant of alfalfa either pellets (buy at a feed store) or meal (sold at some nurseries). Alfalfa is a great soil amendment and provides a bit of nutrition, it contains a growth hormone triacontanol which is said…
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May 2021

Famous Faces

May 11 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
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Famous Faces is a pictorial review of roses named to honor famous people. Very few are recently famous - most are movie stars, politicians, opera stars, historical people, Kings and Queens, etc. It is interesting to know who your roses are hanging out with. Jolene Adams has held the office of ARS President, Chair of the ARSET Trust, NCNH District Director, President of several rose societies, Vice President for North America for the World Federation of Rose Societies, Chair of…

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Care Basics

Need help with planting, pruning, pests or disease? We’ve got lots of information on all phases of rose care plus what to do in the garden each month.

How To

If you like to learn by watching, we’ve got short videos on a variety of topics like pruning your roses, growing new roses from cuttings, taking photographs and more.

Resources

Have a rose question?  Looking for a place to see or buy roses? Check out our list of Consulting Rosarians, public rose gardens and on-line sources to buy roses.

About Us

We’ve been an active organization of rose lovers for more than forty years.  Learn more about who we are and how you can participate.

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