Sites for roses, some other plants, pests, nursuries, and more
The American Rose Society [ARS] Founded in 1892, the American Rose Society is the oldest single plant horticultural society in America. The ARS is an educational, nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to the cultivation and enjoyment of roses.
We include a few others on this page just to make it easer for those of us growing roses in the Pacific Northwest Inland Empire.
The All American Rose Selections are the best roses chosen each year from over 100 test gardens such as our own Manito Rose Hill in Spokane Washington. Which roses are best for your garden? Find the top-performing varieties in specific regions across the U.S. at the AARS web page. Check AARS winners at the Spokane Manito Rose Gardens and see which winners do best in the Inland Empire.
The conditions west of the Cascade Range, in our own state of Washington, is a very different world for roses than what we experience in our Pacific Northwest Inland Empire at the same latitude. If you need winter hardy roses or information on cold climate rose care, our Canadian neighbors have a wonderful web site sponsored by their Canadian Rose Society.
Looking for the right rose, or information on a rose or companion such as a clematis or peony? Find photos and information on thousands of perennials at Help Me Find Roses. This is the best free data base of roses.
Having a pest problem in your Rose Garden?Entomologist Baldo Villegas’ Bugs and Roses has the most complete list of harmful and beneficial insects et alia as well as other rose and soil problems. This authoritative site is worth your visit and includes weeds, pesticide, herbicide, heat & water stress, and other non animal damage to rose gardens.
There are two Internet magazines you might enjoy. These websites have lots of free information. TheRose Magazine offers information and education on a variety of roses. The GardenWeb’s site “The Rosarian” offers a compendium of the various resources devoted to roses and the gardeners who cultivate them.
The American Rose Society has a The Pacific Northwest District giving great information on growing roses in the Northwest. Our sister rose society, Tri-City Rose Society maintains a great website too.
Learn to Garden - Growing Roses and Perennials Made Easy is a website with advice on growing perennials, hybrid tea roses, old garden roses and other types of flowers. Links to the Northeast Louisiana Rose Society and their newsletter The Rose Gazette. The site includes photos and videos to help gardeners.
Commercial Rose growers and nurseries:
- Northland Rosarium in Spokane which grows winter hardy roses on their own roots.
- Weeks Roses
- Star Roses
- Jackson and Perkins Roses
- David Austin Roses
- Bailey Nurseries
- Heirloom Roses
- Nor’East Miniature Roses
- Regan Nursery Bare Root Roses