Simply Growing the Best
Volume 1000, Issue 12/01/2009 November, 2009
Please join us in welcoming our new columnist Beverly Rose Hopper.
Beverly is an award winning Master Rosarian and Horticultural Rose Judge. She has made numerous television and radio appearances and is a frequent lecturer on rose culture. She is also Co-Founder of "Friends of the San Jose Rose Garden."
Over the past 25 years I've grown thousands of roses. I get a kick out of being the first to grow the latest, rare or unusual to share with and surprise visitors. "Ever seen a green rose?" "Look at the thorns on this baby." And as a Rose Judge, I want to keep current. My desire for something new knew no limits, though space in my garden did. Only space for 10 new roses? I just ordered 20 more! Tough decisions had to be made, and often with the spade. The neighbors joked my garden gate was really a revolving door.
With so many roses to choose from,how to choose the roses you'll truly love?
It's really quite simple. Ask yourself the following question, "What do you want to achieve?"Full Article...
Please join us next month as Beverly shares a new pruning technique used to help restore the San Jose Rose Garden to it's former glory.