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Rose resources thread

Murfreesboro, TN(Zone 7a)

In addition to this forum, DG provides you with many ways to learn more about Roses, find sources, and share what you know with others. This thread is intended to help you explore those features and provide a permanent reference tool with helpful links and shortcuts.

Getting the most from PlantFiles

PlantFiles has thousands of Rose entries and tons of information - here are some tips to track down what you're looking for:

1) The cultivar-finder for Roses lets you browse all cultivars alphabetically:

2) The Advanced Search lets you find the roses that meet your specifications (class, bloom color, flower shape, height, hardiness, pruning needs, disease resistance, etc.) (Note: You can - and should - skip past any detail sections that you don't care about.)

3) Here are some general search and browse tips that may be helpful:

If we've missed a rose, here's a link to add a new entry:

Within any entry (one you added, or existing entries), you can add your own comment, photo and/or ZIP code report if it grows well in your garden! The screen shot below shows you where to look for the ZIP code field; the links to add an image or comment are directly beneath that field.

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Murfreesboro, TN(Zone 7a)

Finding a particular variety to buy

1) PlantScout has several vendors that carry various rose cultivars. Here's a list of the results when searching for "Rosa":

You can always search for a particular rose cultivar, too - here's an example of searching for Knock Out:

Hint: Clicking on the company name in the second column will let you browse that company's entire PlantScout product list.

2) You may find advertised specials in our Classified Ads forum - be sure to check there for special deals and offers, many of which are just for DG members:
(Vendors or members with excess plants for sale: be sure to check out this cost-effective tool for advertising your products!)

3) The Garden Watchdog also has three categories devoted to Roses:
Antique & species roses:
Modern roses:

As you can see, using the pull-down list is the best way to find a category (see screenshot below to see how it works.)

P.S. When you've ordered from a company listed in the Watchdog, be sure to leave feedback - what you know helps others!

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Murfreesboro, TN(Zone 7a)

Using the Garden Bookworm

If you want to read up on roses, some of our members have discussed their favorite rose books here: and the Bookworm also lists several books on the subject:

When you've selected a book from the Bookworm's list, you can clicking on the picture of the cover to access where you can purchase it or read more reviews and information.

Hint: If you've read a book listed in the Bookworm, we invite you to review it for the benefit of your fellow gardeners. Good books are a good investment, but bad books are a waste of money we could have spent on more plants, seeds, or mulch!

Murfreesboro, TN(Zone 7a)

DG Articles on Roses:

Member's Favorite Threads

Rose Propagation
seedpicker_TX's rose propagation thread:
Vossner's propagation method:

banders alfalfa tea thread (#1):
banders alfalfa tea thread con't:
banders alfalfa tea thread, part II:
steph_gem's Messenger thread:

Pruning Roses
Repeat_Bloomer's pruning roses in cold climates thread:

Pests & Diseases
ceallach cane-borers thread:
yotedog's blackspot/fungal thread:

Types of Roses & Sources
trackinsand's roses for shade thread:
Zuzu's Buck roses thread:
Zuzu's McGredy roses thread:
Noell_swfl's favorite places to buy thread:
Cottage_Rose's Prettiest Rugosas:
Cottage_Rose's What Rugosas do you grow:
DancyTx's Rugosa roses:

Planting & Rose Care
Shirley1md's Growing Clematis with Roses:
trackinsand's 1st year of tending roses:
trackinsand's amend your planting hole:
Do you have a favorite DG thread regarding a particular rose topic? Please send us a link here: so we can add it to this list!

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