Upper South

April, 2011
Regional Report

Web Finds

Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden
Billed as "one of the world's most environmentally friendly rose gardens," The Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, a part of the New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York, has become a valuable resource for anyone interested in growing roses without synthetic chemicals. If you can't visit the garden in person, then go to NYBG Rose Garden, which provides a complete listing of the top 115 best-performing roses for 2010, videos for planting bare-root roses and training climbing roses, and information on how to identify roses diseases.

Books

Growing Roses Sustainably
In the series of essays edited by Pat Shanley, Peter Kukielski, and Gene Waering that comprise the book Sustainable Rose Garden: A Reader in Rose Culture (Newbury Books, 2010, $34.95), we are given a blueprint of how to re-think rose growing techniques for the twenty-first century. From the thirty-eight essays by rose growers from around the world, you will learn how to make your own sustainable rose garden. These essays, along with descriptions of the best new (as well as old) rose varieties designed for the sustainable rose garden, will help the environmentally conscious gardener to add more roses to the garden without it being guilty pleasure.

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