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
Gardening in October brings many opportunities to change up the landscape for the cool season. But before we focus on pansies, violas and snapdragons, one of my favorite flowering landscape shrubs is just starting to show off.
I can’t deny that I love really, really dark landscape plant foliage. Any plant sporting burgundy- or maroon-colored leaves gets my attention. If you feel the same way, consider some of these plants to add to your home landscape.
When we get into the fall of the year, many gardeners get tunnel vision and only look for cool-season color. I will soon write about some of my favorite annual color for the season, but today I want to remind home gardeners that fall is for planting. Fall is a great time to plan for and then plant colorful shrubs for next year and beyond. I’ve already seen a variety of flowering shrubs in garden centers.
I took time to just enjoy my home landscape this last weekend. I put off chores just to take a look at some of my solid garden performers. Here’s what I observed. Coleus has become one of my go-to plants for looking great all summer and still going deep into the fall. Nobody can get bored with its kaleidoscope of colors and various leaf shapes.
Lately, I’ve been browsing through gardening social media pages, and I’ve noticed lots of questions about this shrub that seems to have appeared out of nowhere with its beautiful purple berries. I love when people notice our native Callicarpa americana for the first time. Its common name, American beautyberry, makes sense once you have seen the plant.