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For quite a while roses have been considered old roses or modern roses, exhibition roses or non exhibition, with each grouping thinking their's were best. Maybe there is a less confrontational way of looking at it all.view details
Last Saturday I spend the day as a guest as Heirloom Roses' Festival. Why you should know about this nursery, some impressions on the day and of course photos!!view details
With the spring bloom flush winding down in parts of the country here are some simple chores to keep your roses looking their best!view details
A few weeks ago we did a post about regularly trimming your roses. Some of you asked for pictures so we've gone one step further. We did a video!view details
Sometimes newly planted roses are slow to start growing. Why, and what you should do about it is this week's topic.view details
Many mail order own root roses arrive in small band pots. We've learned what to do when they arrive but what can we do to make them thrive during their first season?view details
Everyone loves roses. If you always wanted to add roses to your garden but were too intimidated by their diva reputation, Roses Are Plants, Too is the blog for you.
Paul Zimmerman has grown thousands of roses for over 15 years and for ten of those years in a sustainable manner. His common-sense approach shows you how to integrate garden roses into your landscape by looking at them as nothing more than flowering shrubs, all the while encouraging you to trust your own "Gardener's Instincts" in the care of these beautiful plants.
You will learn how to prune and train climbing roses, and how to get the most "ka-bloom" out of your shrub, David Austin and Knockout rose bushes. You'll get tips on growing roses organically and trimming them all season to keep their shape. You'll discover the difference between own-root and grafted roses, and more. Much of the instruction will be via videos that Paul produces himself!
Paul Zimmerman ran a rose care company in Los Angeles before moving to South Carolina to start Ashdown Roses. Now he focuses on rose education and teaching via Paul Zimmerman Roses. He lectures, gives workshops, and judges rose trials around the world, and it is this experience he brings to this blog.
Whether you are new to roses or an experienced grower, Paul will open your garden to the vast diversity our national flower offers.
If you have questions about roses and rose care or would like to share your own experiences please visit our Roses Are Plants, Too discussion forum.
To inquire about Paul's workshops and lectures, email him at email@example.com.