“Rainbow Warrior” P. Allen Smith’s Rose Garden

Star Roses and Plants Knock-Out® Roses in Bloom

“To be a Rainbow Warrior is to be a magician who works with the energies of the Earth and the Light of the Great Spirit. Using the power they have gained to transform themselves and the earth”   ~ Richard Dannelley “Rainbow Warrior” P. Allen Smith has transformed a gentle sloping Continue Reading

‘Dad’s Day’, ‘Oh My!’ A Rose Named For Dad

'Oh My' Exhibition Name is Dad's Day!

Happy Father’s Day to “Big Daddy.” Creator and founding partner of the “Oui Theory.”   “Qui Theory” was discovered on a Sunday afternoon in Texas. Big Daddy was retired and I worked full time. We had over 200 roses in our Texas gardens, so after working in the roses all day Continue Reading

Biltmore Rose Trial Winners 2014 Announced

Bejazzo | Kordes | Best Climber

“Since 2011, Biltmore’s Rose Garden has been home to the trials in which more than 90 varieties from growers and breeders worldwide have been planted and cared for by Biltmore’s expert horticulturalists. Each trial lasts two years and a permanent jury judges the roses four times per year. During this Continue Reading

A Spring Garden Comes To Life

P. Allen Smith is Wonderful with Kids

Heaven “scent” ‘Nevada’ is blooming. When the wind whispers through its softer than angels’ wings petals, one has the allusion that butterflies are fluttering all about. Its a magic rose flower bush. Simply breathtaking. The cool spring continues in Central Illinois. This coolness allows flowers to last and bloom stages Continue Reading

The Coolest Winter Roses

Oso Happy Candy Oh!

Fall of 2013 was the first time I planted roses in the fall. Stunningly naïve of what winter had in store for us I now call the surviving roses the ‘Ice Princesses.’ I usually buy roses in the spring and plant them well after any chance of a late hard Continue Reading