Other Sources of Information on Roses
- Jackson and Perkins Beautiful Roses Made Easy Southern Edition by Teri Dunn and Walter Reeves
- Simply Roses by Karen Dardick
- Landscaping with Antique Roses by Liz Druitt and G. Michael Shoup
- Antique Roses for the South by William C. Welch
- The American Garden Guides: Rose Gardening by Jim Browne
- Taylor’s Guide to Roses, Houghton Mifflin Company
- Ortho Books: All About Roses
- Landscape Roses by Black and Decker
- American Rose Society Encyclopedia of Roses by Charles Quest-Riston
- Roses in the Southern Garden by Michael G. Shoup
- American Rose Society Ultimate Rose, Editors, Beth Smiley and Ray Rogers
- www.amazon.com - rose book source
- www.ars.org - American Rose Society
- www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/roses/roses.htm - North Carolina State University
- www.gardenconservancy.org - source for ordering Open Days Directory: The Guide to Visiting Hundreds of America’s Best Private Gardens
- www.helpmefind.com/sites.rrr.rosetest.html - entire site devoted to topics related to roses
- www.jacksonandperkins.com - Jackson and Perkins Roses
- www.rosemagazine.com - online rose magazine
- www.worldrose.org - website of the World Federation of Rose Societies
The last two weeks, I’ve told you about two of my top three cool-season flowering bedding plants. Today, I’m going to complete the trifecta with another plant everyone should have in their landscape: the viola.
Violas may have smaller flowers than their cousin, the pansy, but they’re maybe even tougher and more tolerant of cold, winter weather than pansies. These plants are beautiful massed in landscape beds, and they can be great performers all the way to Easter.
Even though the air is still warm in many parts of Mississippi, it’s time to plant annual winter color. Last week, I wrote about pansies being a great color choice. Another sure-fire pick is dianthus.
These days, I have to wear my hoodie sweatshirts and long pants for anything below 60 degrees. But the falling temperatures also signal something great: racks and racks of great, cool-season color as pansies fill local garden centers.
This year, I’m getting an early start on my ornamental kale and cabbage planting for the fall.
A couple of weeks ago, I found these plants being marketed in variety packs, so I picked up a selection of kale and cabbage. What an easy way to select plants for your landscape this weekend.
Confederate rose is sometimes called Cotton rose and Cotton rosemallow. Despite the references to cotton, this plant is actually a hibiscus that originated in Asia.