The Sutainable Rose Garden

The Spring Season is just around the corner, which means only one thing – flowers. However, when it comes to flowers, the most sought after garden is one filled with roses.

Rose have been considered “The Queen of Flowers” and people around the world are still captivated by their beauty. In a poem entitled A Rose, Emily Dickinson writes:

A Sepal, petal, and a thorn
Upon a common summer’s morn,
A flash of dew, a bee or two,
A breeze
A caper in the trees,–
And I’m a rose!

In order to produce the perfect rose garden that everyone dreams about, we recommend The Sustainable Rose Garden: A Reader in Rose Culture, a one of a kind book about creating a beautiful garden in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner.


In this book, authors Pat Shanley, Peter Kukielski, and Gene Waering provide the reader with the needed guidance to produce their own sustainable rose garden.  It covers subjects such as tea roses, rose diseases, probiotic rose growing, and personal tips from the authors such as:

“Mixing roses up with other plants like perennials, biennials or annuals will hinder the spread of pests and diseases and help to attract beneficial insects.”

In this book, the reader will learn how to make their own sustainable rose garden. With 38 lavishly illustrated articles and descriptions of the best new (as well as old) rose varieties designed for the sustainable rose garden, this is a must-have book for today’s new generation of avid but environmentally conscious gardeners.

On March 10, Pat Shanley,will be giving a lecture at the Philadelphia Flower Show entitled “Skyscrapers, Roses, & Sustainability.”  If you are around the Philadelphia area, this is one event that you do not want to miss. To find out more information, visit here.

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