Welcome to The Rose Journal. We created this blog to share our knowledge of rose gardening and to post about our other passion, travel, as well as other topics that interest us.
We have been rose gardening for over 25 years and are owners of RoseSolutions, a landscape consulting company that specializes in roses. We have a web site, www.rosesolutions.net,where you can find a wide array of information about rose horticulture in New England.
We have written two books:
Roses for New England: A Guide to Sustainable Rose Gardening, the first book written for New England rose gardeners by New England rose gardeners. It contains everything you need to know to successfully grow roses including a list of 150 rose varieties that are sustainable and easy to grow without the use of chemical pesticides. Roses for New England is available at www.rosesolutions.net for $21.95. Free shipping.
Rose Gardening Season by Season: A Journal for Passionate Gardeners, a gardening journal for those who want to record the season-by-season performance of their gardens. But this journal is more than a journal. It provides a range of tips, anecdotes and advice on rose gardening as well as lots of photos and seasonal to-do lists. It can also be ordered on our web site, www.rosesolution.net for $19.95. Free shipping.
We also publish a quarterly e-newsletter, The Northeast Rose Gardener, a free newsletter that focuses on basic rose horticulture. Sign up by sending an email to Angie at rosesolutions
We spend much of our time traveling throughout the New England area and beyond, presenting entertaining and educational PowerPoint lectures, seminars and workshops about roses at flower shows, horticultural groups, and garden clubs. We will go just about anywhere. We constantly update our programs and add one or two new presentations each year. Two of our popular lectures are “Six Simple Steps to Successful Rose Gardening” and “Selecting Sustainable Roses.”
We are both certified American Rose Society Master Rosarians, founders and past presidents of the Rhode Island Rose Society, serve as private consultants, write constantly, and maintain an active schedule of speaking engagements.
Much of our non-gardening time is spent traveling both domestically and abroad, visiting great cities, gardens, museums, and anything interesting along the way. We enjoy photographing these journeys to faraway places and sharing them on our blog.
We hope you enjoy The Rose Journal. Feel free to follow us, make comments or ask questions.
Mike and Angelina