June 18 Column: Rose Show

rose show, Purple Splash, Kids in the Garden

I am certain the most beloved of all garden flowers is the rose. And that’s not surprising, considering how beautiful and fragrant they are. Roses will be in the spotlight on Saturday (June 24) because the Spokane Rose Society will be putting on their 70th (!) rose show. It will be held at Northland Rosarium from noon to 4 p.m. […]

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June 19 column: Rose Show

Rose Lady of Shalott, rose show

If there were a popularity contest for everyone’s favorite flower, the rose would win hands down, don’t you think? You just can’t beat roses for their beauty, color and fragrance. Next Sunday (June 26), you’ll have the opportunity to view all sorts of different roses at the Spokane Rose Society’s 69th annual Rose Show. Here’s a link to my column […]

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Mystery rose cane problem

I think you’ll agree this is a beautiful rose. What you’re looking at is a Rugosa rose by the name of ‘Therese Bugnet’. I’ve had it for about 20 years now and just love when it’s in bloom. Last year, however, I started noticing that the upper half of many canes were dying. I just figured they snapped during a […]

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Book review: “America’s Romance with the English Garden”

Have you ever wondered where our country’s landscape style came from? For those of us who aren’t history buffs, we probably haven’t given it much thought. But it’s actually quite an interesting tale that is worth knowing about, especially if you’re an avid gardener. I’ve just finished reading “America’s Romance with the English Garden” by Thomas J. Mickey¬† (Ohio University […]

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June 16 column: Rose show

Here is a link to my column in today’s edition of The Spokesman-Review: Roses take center stage on Saturday. There are two wonderful events that are all about roses next weekend, and they both take place at the same location.¬†The first is the Spokane Rose Society’s annual rose show and the second is “A Day in the Garden,” both held […]

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June 19 column: Rose Show

Here is a link to my column in today’s edition of The Spokesman-Review: Rose show pays tribute to garden’s true star. The Spokane Rose Society’s Annual Rose Show is next Saturday, June 25. It will be held at Northland Rosarium and it is free to the public. Northland is located in southwest Spokane County and is well worth the visit. […]

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