The Biltmore 2015 Rose Trials Winners

Emily Wilson, Rosarian for The Biltmore Rose Gardens

‘Savannah’ by Kordes Rosen ‘Takes Best In Show’, ‘Best Hybrid Tea’  and ‘Most Fragrant’  Rose The Biltmore Rose Trials Ashville, NC Sat., May 30, 2014 The George & Edith Vanderbilt Award for Most Outstanding Rose of the Trials Best in Show “Savannah,” bred by Kordes Rosen in Germany The Pauline Continue Reading

Miracle on the Pier

The 'Classic Rose Garden' at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ― Albert Einstein They said it couldn’t be done. I was almost convinced myself that we weren’t going to have a rose garden at Continue Reading

Rose Pruning Deja-Vu

Gaga's Garden Floribunda Rose Garden in Illinois

“It’s like déjà vu all over again.” ~ Yogi Berra Have you ever experienced déjà vu and wondered: was that true déjà vu or have I actually done the exact same thing at the same time last year? My rose pruning, is a ritualistic Rite of Spring. The ‘Rite of Continue Reading

The Rose Gardens of The Chicago Flower & Garden Show

The 'Classic Rose Garden' at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show

“Tony Abruscato always believed we could build a rose garden in March in Chicago and he made it happen.”   ~ Susan Fox Chicago Flower & Garden Show 2015, March 14-22 Garden Design Magazine is filled with beautiful gardens and useful content. It’s one of my favorite print publications. When Gina Continue Reading

Easy Steps To Bare Root Rose Planting

'Miracle on the Hudson' at The Biltmore the day it swept the show winning 'Best Overall category

“It seems that Canadian Geese are one of the most followed bird groups in the US. Their overhead migrations are a sure sign of the changing of the seasons.”  ~ Lisa Shea Nothing can lull us into thinking we have plenty of time to get ready for spring than the Continue Reading