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Wild Blue Yonder

This is a wild new rose! The first lavender-mauve blend rose to be awarded the AARS award since 1978. This large grandiflora has flowers that are ruffled and wavy— almost like camellia flowers and up to four and a half inches across. The petals are a deep reddish color and …
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These pests love dry and dusty!

With the last substantial rains being a distant memory, summer temperatures and low humidity are ideal conditions for spider mites – a scourge of the season for roses and lots of other plants.  Spider mites are related to spiders and ticks. With eight legs and an oval body 1/20 of an …
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St Patrick

My favorite colors are green and yellow, so what could be a more perfect combination than our Rose of the Month, ‘St. Patrick’? Although this presentation is a bit late for its namesakes’ holiday, still a lovely addition to any garden. I’ve grown this rose for several years and it …
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Water – Use It Wisely

We are lucky to be able to turn a faucet, flip a switch, or program a dial and get good quality water. At a cost. The price of water in Marin continues to increase, and with the tiered systems used by Marin water providers, the more you use the more …
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Pierre de Ronsard

One of the most beautiful romantic roses ever created is the Meilland rose, ‘Pierre de Ronsard’. France’s “prince of poets” was an avid gardener, and it was appropriate to commemorate him with a rose by his name. He was best known for his romantic sonnets. The city of Paris decided …
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Upcoming Events

September 2021

Cream City Roses – Fall Convention and Rose Show

September 10 - September 14
Pfister Hotel – Milwaukee, WI, 424 East Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI United States
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Welcome to creamcityroses.org Set aside September 10 - 14, 2021, to attend the American Rose Society's National Convention and Rose Show to be held in Milwaukee; a city identified in the 2018 Vogue as the "Midwest's Coolest City." For details about the conference - programs, show schedule, garden tours and more at https://www.creamcityroses.org/ or contact Bruce and Maggie Barr, Convention Co-Chairs. Phone: (414) 217-3087. Email: rosemorehall@gmail.com

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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.

Roses FYI

Leaves turning yellow? Your plants may be showing signs of chlorosis; learn more about how to treat this nutrient deficiency.
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Pruning And Training Your Climbing Rose
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The Difference Between Own Root and Grafted Roses
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Growing Roses In Containers
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Get some “how to” tips for creating a simple flower arrangement using your roses
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Learn more about the Marin Rose Society with A Celebration
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Leaves turning yellow? Your plants may be showing signs of chlorosis; learn more about how to treat this nutrient deficiency.
YouTube video
Pruning And Training Your Climbing Rose
The Difference Between Own Root and Grafted Roses
Growing Roses In Containers
YouTube video
Get some “how to” tips for creating a simple flower arrangement using your roses
Learn more about the Marin Rose Society with A Celebration
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