President’s Day Rose Pruning Primer

Mr. Lincoln in Full Bloom

Prune your roses when the Forsythias bloom in zone 6b, its better to prune a little late than too early. ~ Susan Fox

‘Pumpkin Patch’ In The Rose Garden

'Pumpkin Patch' Candelabras Light Dawn With An Orange Glow

Roses leave you speechless as they softly whisper to the hummingbirds at dawn in a ‘Pumpkin Patch’ of caramel orange roses that fade to lavender. ~ Susan Fox

Roses Inny Or Outy?

Corona Tools Needle Nose Pruners

Do roses have an inny or an outy? Yes they do. They have 3-5-7 leaf outward and inward growing leaflets. The question I am asked more than any other question about roses is: “What’s an outward facing leaflet look like?” Why is it important to make a cut farther down Continue Reading

Easy To Love | Easy To Grow |Roses

Pretty Lady Rose

An Easy To Love |  Easy To Grow | Rose Garden “Roses Are For Every Garden” at  The Chicago Flower & Garden Show, interview with What Jodie Henke of Living the Country Life radio (a Meredith, Better Homes & Garden property) will air across the U.S., on Where: 300 stations Continue Reading

A View of Roses: A Look Back

'Uncle Joe' is as 'Big As The Broad Side of A Barn!

Creating this view upon which the sun can shine is a room with a rosy view in Illinois. Its a new dawn in the Illinois rose gardens. We started over in Illinois in 2011. We built the rose gardens together you and I. If we can start over so can Continue Reading