Learn about Roses

Rose Hips in the Desert

Q Will rose hips ripen here in the valley? (I live in the Gilbert area.) I have several roses about 2-4 years old. Last year a couple had rose hips in late spring/early summer, but they never … [Read more...]

The Fragrance of Roses

Q Can you tell me why florist roses have absolutely no fragrance? Why is it that roses can be hybridized to have longer stems and longer vase life, but in the process, the fragrance is not there? … [Read more...]

KJZZ article on Rose Test Garden at MCC

Last Friday KJAZZ broadcasted about The Rose Test Garden at MCC. Go to their site to see more pictures and listen to the broadcast HERE. Here's the broadcast, if you prefer to read: There are a … [Read more...]

2014 Spring Tours! The Rose Garden at MCC

Over 9,000 rose bushes! The best show in town! The Rose Garden at MCC is bursting with rose buds. The beds that were pruned first are just starting to bloom now. I snapped the picture above … [Read more...]

Rose Chat Radio Podcast

If you enjoy podcasts and you enjoy roses this is for you. It's great to listen to while you work in your rose garden or while driving around. Rose Chat Radio Podcast: Join us each week for the … [Read more...]

Selecting & Planting Roses/ Pruning Roses

We have two great new articles: Selecting and Planting Roses by MaryLou Coffman, Mike Jepsen and LeRoy Brady Select varieties that grow to the size, height, width and depth of the garden area … [Read more...]