Preparation: Select a location with 6-8 hours full sun where you want to spend time that has a water source. Add elements for the pleasure and perception of your 5 senses, Sight; the roses and companion plants that attract pollinators. Hearing; wind chimes or a water fall type fountain for the relaxing sound of water Smell; fragrant roses and flowers, and add the beverage of your choice champagne, wine, iced tea, coffee. And we can add thermoception (temperature differences) by carefully choosing the location of a bench or swing in the shade or sun. Sound; wind chimes or a water fountain, Wind chimes, sound; the roses, sight; touch, textured companion plants like Mondo grass; smell, roses. Add your favorite beverage for taste, like champagne and hear the tinkling of the bubbles. Meditate, pray and stimulate the 6th sense plant these three roses according to instructions, add a fountain, decor, like wind chimes, a beautiful bench and companion plants and you’ve got your self a rose garden. Children and grown ups alike love my geese girls that I dress for holidays. The most important ingredient of all is Love. A garden is a gathering place for loved ones.
*Mills Magic Rose Mix is the perfect blend of organic soil amendments that I personally used to buy separately in 40-50 pound bags at the feed store, transport home and mix in a huge wheelbarrow and separate in 5-gallon pails. Now I just use this product exclusively. So if there is a secret to rose success this is it.
“Education is the key to the heart of rosarians of the World Federation of Rose Societies. People from all over the world have on their bucket list to travel to every WFRS ‘Award of Excellence’ Rose Garden in the World. The Biltmore Rose Garden is a welcome, exciting addition to our world class rose gardens.” says Jolene Adams
Asheville, NC ~ The Biltmore Rose Garden, home of the world famous International Rose Trails, host to rose breeders and rosarians from Canada, the U.S., France, Ireland, Great Britain, and Germany was awarded the prestigious World Federation of Rose Societies (WFRS) ‘Award of Excellence’, Friday, September 24th in the Biltmore Estate Rose Garden. On hand to receive the award from Vice President of the World Federation of Rose Societies, Jolene Adams was Biltmore Horticulturalist, Parker Andes, and Biltmore Rosarian, Emily Tice Wilson as well as this year’s Biltmore International Rose Trial judges and sponsors of the event; Witherspoon Roses, Mr. & Mrs. David Pike, and Mills Mix Rose Fertilizer, Mr. & Mrs. John Beaty. The highly sought after and prestigious ‘Garden of Excellence’ Award was established to improve the public’s knowledge in all matters concerning the rose. ‘Award of Excellence’ Gardens world wide must meet the following requirements to qualify:
The WFRS â€˜Award of Excellenceâ€™ recognizes the highest levels of arrangement in the field of rose garden development, maintenance and display.
Eligibility. A garden may be eligible for an award which has:
Demonstrated sustained performance in providing high quality displays of roses which are:
Beautiful and attractive and open to the public (and/or)
Educational, whereby the knowledge of the public and its interest in roses is enhanced (and/or)
Of assistance with the preservation of the genus (or)
Sustained performance in conducting international rose trials.
Private gardens will be considered, but the public must have unlimited access throughout the full flowering period.
Biltmore Rosarian, Emily Tice Wilson graciously accepted the award from Ms. Adams during the Friday evening at the reception of the Biltmore International Rose Trials that will be conducted Saturday, September 25th. All judges for the 2016 Biltmore Rose Trials were on hand for the unveiling of the â€˜Award of Excellenceâ€™ to view its permanent home in the Biltmore Rose Garden. For More information to tour the estate and Biltmore Rose Garden garden visit. www.biltmore.com and more information about WFRS gardens visit www.worldrose.org
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About The World Federation of Roses
The World Federation of Rose Societies is a federation of the national rose societies of 39 countries founded in 1968 representing rose lovers around the world. Their goal is to expand contact among them and increase the flow of knowledge about the rose.
The World Federation of Rose Societies (WFRS) was founded in 1968 in London, England by representatives from the rose societies of Australia, Belgium, Israel, New Zealand, Romania, South Africa, Great Britain and the USA. Its stated purpose was to hold international rose conferences and act as a clearing house for rose research.
To encourage and facilitate the interchange of information about and knowledge of the rose between national rose societies; To coordinate the holding of international conventions and exhibitions; To encourage, and where appropriate, sponsor research into problems concerning the rose; To establish common standards for judging rose seedlings; To assist in coordinating the registration of rose names; To establish a uniform system of rose classification; To encourage and advance international cooperation on all matters concerning the rose.
Life happens in the garden. From the miracle of seed germination, to watching the plethora of pollinators that converge on the garden, gardening is an interactive way to engage children.Â From growing your own food, flourishing relationships, to caring for the earth it all begins at ground level. Get out and play in the dirt with your kids!
Ten Ways To Get Kids In The Garden
Provide a dedicated space for the garden
Start your seeds inside then transplant together in your garden
Kids love tools; get them their own set and teach them how to maintain them
Hybrid tea roses are perfect for any rose garden. They are perfect for cut flowers and creating our own bouquets. A hybrid tea is easily identifiable by their large shapely single flower blooms on long stems. Here are a few of the very best hybrid teas that are true winners.
Winner of Biltmore International Rose Trials Best Hybrid Tea
Strong fruity and citrusy fragrance
â€˜Queen Elizabethâ€™ 1954
Pink 4â€ with large petals, and pointed buds
Moderate rose fragrance
Won â€˜Best Establishedâ€™ Rose at The Biltmore International Rose Trials when I was a judge in 2015
For Hedge and Borders I love Shrub roses because they grow from 5 to 15 feet in every direction based on your climate and growing conditions.
â€˜Water Colors Home Runâ€™ by Weeks Roses
3 colors showy flame red | yellow gold pink blush | Hot Pink
Medium height and bloom size
Winter hardy and disease resistant
â€˜DriftÂ®â€™ Groundcover Roses by Star Roses and Plants
8 colors from White Drift Rose to Red Drift Rose
Blooms 1 Â½â€ -3â€ bushes about 2 feet tall spreading
Winter hardy, disease resistant, and easy to grow.
BonicaÂ® â€“ Shrub
The Bonica rose has been voted the Worldâ€™s Favorite Rose in by the World Federation of Rose Societies and an All-America Winner
Pastel pink, 3â€ blossoms, about 5â€™ tall spreading
For containers you can plant Miniature or miniflora roses known for novelty and versatility.
Some of the most beautiful and hardy are:
â€˜All aâ€™ Twitterâ€™
Twinkling brilliant orange
Tall, medium size blooms
â€˜Be My Babyâ€™
Large round blooms, medium tall
Fragrance mild teaÂ
â€˜SunblazeÂ®â€™ Miniatures by Star Roses and Plants
All colors from amber-to yellow, vigorous, disease resistant, winter hardy.
12-18 inches compact
For walls, fences, and pergolas we want climbing or rambling type roses for their unique long arching canes, and their ability to climb fences, over walls, through trellises, arbors, trellises.
The old classic â€˜Westerlandâ€™ raised modernized with 21st century â€˜best-off-bestâ€™ qualities!
Salmon-orange blend, repeat blooming, 10-14 feet
Old fashioned, 3 Â½â€-4â€ blooms, fruity fragrance
â€˜4th of Julyâ€™
Gorgeous Red striped and bright white
10-14 feet canes
Fresh cut apple and & sweet rose fragrance
â€˜Pretty in Pink Edenâ€™ or â€˜New Dawnâ€™ (Light pink)
All qualities of highest rated, award winning rose â€˜Eden Climberâ€™ also known as â€˜Pierre de Ronsandâ€™ only deep pink
10-12â€™ with gorgeous very double blooms 70-80 petals
Vintage rose fragrance, vigorous and disease resistantÂ
Beautiful Roses for the garden known for their profusion of bloom are floribundas. They bear flowers in large clusters and trusses with large clusters of and trusses. This class is unrivaled for providing massive colorful lasting garden displays that are hardier, easy care and more reliable in wet weather than their hybrid tea counterpart.
White, large blooms with 100 petals
Old rose and spicy fragrance
Bushy and about 3 feet tall
One of the top selling roses in the world
Butter/gold color, medium very full 3-4â€ blooms
Strong licorice fragrance
â€˜Easy Does Itâ€™
Gorgeous Mango Peach
Ever blooming with a moderate fragrance
Disease resistant, one of my all time favorites! Â
Be sure and join us at The Chicago Flower and Garden Show. This is only the 2nd year we will have roses blooming in March in a rose garden setting in Chicago at Navy Pier. We’ll have American Rose Society Consulting Rosarians there to answer your rose growing questions.
This week-end is the American Rose Society Convention, Roses in a New York State of Mind, in Syracuse, NY at the Holiday Inn. Look for posts on my Gaga’s Garden Facebook page Garden Legends and on Twitter. I’m going to use the hashtag #gardenlegends because so many of the people I consider Garden Legends will be attending this conference. I’ll be taking notes and sharing as much educational info with you as I can. This is a repost of the event. If you have a question of a comment please tweet me @gagasgarden.
The American Rose Society National Convention is September 10-13, Syracuse, NY at the Holiday Inn, Syracuse
Photography Panelist Sally Long | Award Winning ‘Dick Clark’
Photography Moderator and American Rose Society National Chair of Photography
Curtis Aumiller and his award winning ‘Sally Holmes’
Photography Panelist Bill Kozemchak | Award Winning Bev Parish’
The American Rose Society leadership invited the worlds leading authorities on roses to come and they’re all coming. That’s just a fact. Simply stated the most famous hybridizers and rose authorities in the world will be there: Michael Marriott, David Austin Roses of the UK.
Alain Meilland from Meilland International, whose family “got into roses” around 1850, creator of the worlds most famous rose, ‘Peace’; and roses that continue to make an impact across the world.
Thomas Proll, Lead Breeder of Kordes Roses, Germany; Steve Hutton, President and CEO of Conard-Pyle Co./StarÂ® Roses; Dr. Dave Byrne, AgriLife Research Horticulturist of Texas A&M; and Dr. Jim Sproul, General Director, Rose Hybridizers Assoc., Bakersfield, CA. This meeting will include the swearing in of the new American Rose Society president Ms. Pat Shanley and the newly elected Vice President Mr. Robert Martin, who will also be doing a presentation on showing roses. And we will thank Ms. Jolene Adams and current officers for their service. If you can come to this convention I can truly say this is the most outstanding line-up of speakers I have ever seen at a convention. Come join us whether you are interested in roses, gardening, learning or socializing there’s lots for you to do. And we would love to meet you. The dates are September 10-13, 2015, Syracuse, New York at the Holiday Inn, Syracuse. If the hotel is booked they have an adjoining hotel and many others in the area. Or plan a day trip. Call ARS if you need any details or contact me via this post.
The name of the photography presentation that I am so honored to have been asked to be a part of is:
Getting That Award-Winning Rose PHOTO
American Rose Society Fall Convention: Friday, September 11, 2015: 1:15-2:15 Syracuse, NY, Holiday Inn, Syracuse
Corona Tools, is sponsoring a special surprise for attendees to the photography session
The moderator of our photography presentation will be Curtis Aumiller, ARS National Chair of Photography from Camp Hill , PA. The panelists are Bill Kozemchak, Levittown, PA; Sally Long, El Cajon, CA; and John Mattia, Orange, CA., I was asked to be part of this panel and I am ecstatic about it.
My Rosechat friends Teresa Byington and Chris VanCleave are the Rose Show Award Presentation Master of Ceremonies as well so we will be doing a live twitter feed that night promoting the event via Rosechat and twitter. Especially if you live anywhere close so that you can make this a week-end or a day trip just check out the schedule below. I guarantee you will make friends for life.