Roses for Every Garden

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RoseReceiving a rose bouquet as a gift is very special. Could it be that roses represent so many emotions and are positively linked to specific occasions like birthdays, Valentine's Day, graduations and anniversaries? Or are they special because their blooms are fragrant, beautifully colored and have such a distinct presence when wonderfully displayed in a floral arrangement? What about the focal presence they bring to any garden?

It is rare not to see at least one rose bush growing among the asters and daisies. They can serve as a cheery welcome when planted in front of entry ways or as star flower power within an informal perennial border. A mass planted hedge of deep yellow ‘Sunsprite’ floribundas will be a long season of beauty and a valued source for cut flowers. A favorite of all is a wall or arbor of a mass of abundant white blooms of ‘Climbing Iceberg,’ or the nearly thornless deeply fragrant ‘Zephirine Drouhin.’ It is no wonder they are called the “Queen of Flowers” and designated as America’s national floral emblem by Congress in 1986. 
Jackie Carpet rose

Roses really are for every garden and landscape. Blooms range from delicate single charming petals to high centered modern beauties. No other genus of flowering shrubs offers so much variety of sizes and hues of color (just about every color except for true blue or black). For the hobby gardener to seasoned collector, roses rock! And there’s no need to settle for fussy roses anymore with disease resistance and long bloom taking center stage with new introductions or old time favorites. Experts from the Denver Rose Society will take you through all the rose growing paces……

Join the Gardens for the 2014 Rose Series!  Take one or all of our upcoming classes on how to be successful with your rose gardening this year. Classes include:

Growing Roses in Colorado (Feb. 22 & March 11)
Let one of our experienced rosarians with the Denver Rose Society lead you through the basics of selecting roses that grow well in our area, how to plant, and healthy practices for growing happy and vigorous roses through the season.

Pruning & Training Your Roses (April 5)
We’ll show you how to train, prune and deadhead shrubs, hybrid teas, climbers and other rose types.

Shrub Roses for Every Garden (May 3)
Shrub roses are splendid landscape choices for their trouble-free care (yes!), winter hardiness (we’ll show you!), striking colors and repeat bloom.

Fragrant Roses for Your Garden (May 17)
Learn about lusciously fragrant David Austin English roses, along with the most fragrant modern shrubs and old-garden-rose types.

Putting Your Rose Garden to Bed (Sept. 27)
Learn why fall and winter care keeps your roses healthy from year to year.

Presenting Instructors:

  • David Ingram is a Consulting Rosarian of the American Rose Society who specializes in growing many different types of roses and clematis. His knowledge of pruning, selection and rose care is known among many rose growers along the Front Range. David’s favorite rose is ‘Peace,’ a classic hybrid tea yellow/pink blend with a dramatic origin dating back to WWII. www.denverrosesociety.org  
  • Peggy Williams is a Consulting Rosarian of the American Rose Society and the Rocky Mountain District Director. Her expertise ranges from old garden roses to prolific climbers and shrubs that grow exceptionally well in Colorado. Peggy’s favorite rose is ‘Rose de Rescht,’ a beautiful, exceptionally fragrant damask rose whose origin is unknown. www.denverrosesociety.org 
  • Tammy Jansen is the current president of the Denver Rose Society and a certified Colorado Master Gardener who loves all roses. She speaks fluent French and an expert on David Austin English roses, along with many types that are well worth having in any garden. Tammy’s favorite rose is ‘Golden Wings,’ a lovely single petal yellow shrub rose with delightful orange stamens. www.denverosesociety.org

 
Betty CahillGuest Blogger: Betty Cahill
Betty has been gardening in Denver for several years. Growing up and gardening in Montana has equipped her for the many challenges gardeners face in Colorado.
Growing garlic, basil, herbs and vegetables are Betty’s favorites. Many friends and family are lucky recipients of Betty’s large harvest of basil and garlic each summer. She is a member of the Denver Rose Society, Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Herb Society and the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society. She’s been teaching and volunteering at Denver Botanic Gardens for several years.

Guest Blogger: Betty Cahill

Betty has been gardening in Denver for several years. Growing up and gardening in Montana has equipped her for the many challenges gardeners face in Colorado.

Growing garlic, basil, herbs and vegetables are Betty’s favorites. Many friends and family are lucky recipients of Betty’s large harvest of basil and garlic each summer. She is a member of the Denver Rose Society, Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Herb Society and the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society. She’s been teaching and volunteering at Denver Botanic Gardens for several years.

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