Facebook LinkedIn Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Video Play Icon Audio Play Icon Headphones Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Check Icon Print Icon Note Icon Heart Icon Filled Heart Icon Single Arrow Icon Double Arrow Icon Hamburger Icon TV Icon Close Icon Sorted Hamburger/Search Icon
Roses Are Plants Too!

Vintage Gardens. A National Rose Treasure

Climbing Gruss an Aachen.  A climbing rose of exquisite beauty rarely available in this country but about to be in limited numbers from Vintage Gardens.
Photo/Illustration: Paul Zimmerman Roses
Climbing Gruss an Aachen.  A climbing rose of exquisite beauty rarely available in this country but about to be in limited numbers from Vintage Gardens.
Photo/Illustration: Paul Zimmerman Roses

From time to time I depart from rose care posts to feature roses.  Now I would also like to occasionally depart to do posts on rose nurseries.  Particularly our Independent Rose Nurseries.  Having owned and operated one myself for close to ten years I know it’s a labor of love that is fueled by a desire to keep the diversity of the rose available to gardeners.  I would strongly urge you to take the time to visit their websites and explore their many rose offerings.  It will open you up to a whole new way of using roses in your garden.

We start with one of the greatest rose resources this country has.  Vintage Gardens and their offering of Antique and Extraordinary Roses.  Run by Gregg Lowery with invaluable assistance from Gita Phy, Vintage Gardens literally wrote the book on these roses.  I truly do mean literally.  Their book/catalog “Vintage Gardens Complete Catalogue of Antique and Extraordinary Roses” is a must have for anyone wanting to get into Garden Roses.  They of course discuss bloom, color and all the basics, but more importantly they discuss mature bush size and shape.  The latter two being so important to any gardener.  And they do so from experience because they grow these roses to maturity in their own garden.   I can’t strongly urge you enough to order one.

At any given moment Vintage offers a cornucopia of roses but right now they are getting ready to release the first of their lists of rare and unusual roses available for the upcoming season.  Many of these beauties are seldom available in commerce and they go quickly.  Take a moment to pop over, visit their website and check them out.  You can download the list in PDF format.

Take a moment to stretch your rose wings and try some of these roses.  “Roses Are Plants, Too” is as much about teaching how easy roses are to grow, as it is about showcasing the diversity our National Flower has to offer.

Click here to visit Vintage Gardens’ website.

Happy Roseing
Paul

View Comments

Comments

Log in or create an account to post a comment.

Related Articles

Member Exclusives

The Latest

Magazine Cover

Take your passion for plants to the next level

Subscribe today and save up to 44%

"As a recently identified gardening nut I have tried all the magazines and this one is head and shoulders above the pack."

Video

View All