Welcome to Roses 101!
Hedgerow Rose is a site devoted mainly to gardening (you can read more about that here) with over 400 posts and over 100 of those specifically about roses. Crazy, I know. A search bar can be found above and drop down lists for the categories can help you narrow your field of interests. But what if you’re brand new to growing roses and not exactly sure where to start?
That’s why I put this page together, when it became clear to me that readers like you were bouncing in off Pinterest (or a search engine) with questions about growing roses and couldn’t find answers without doing a whole lot of searching first. I can only imagine how frustrating that is!
Let’s get started. The following links will take you to my most popular posts which include specific tips for cultivating roses. I will continue to add to this list as I write more so the information you need will be right at your fingertips. If you’re brand new to rose gardening, I suggest you start with my Types of Roses page first to get a general idea of the 3 groups of roses you will come across when planning your garden.
Types of Roses from A-Z (A brief overview with photos)
Introducing “Banded” Roses Into Your Garden (A great way to build up a collection!)
This Rose Not That One (Selecting the best roses for your garden)
“Should I Keep this Rose?” (A Printable Checklist)
Where to purchase roses and supplies?
I also often get asked where I purchase my roses and supplies. You’ll find the list is short and sweet because over the years I’ve narrowed it down to just a few places I like to shop from. If you need further assistance or have any questions about specific vendors I may have bought from in the past, please feel free to contact me privately.
David Austin (Of course!)
Grow Organic (For fertilizers/soil conditioners/beneficials/propagating supplies etc.)
Other helpful links…
HMF (Help Me Find rose database. AMAZING. I visit it daily!)
Garden Web Rose Forums (Find answers to any question you’ve ever had. Seriously. Be sure to check out their related forums, too. I particularly like scrolling through the Antique Roses discussion board!)
What about Rose-specific blogs I follow?
TOO MANY TO LIST! Like a lot of people, I use Pinterest to get my rose fix and I do my very darndest to find and cite the ORIGINAL link so if you visit my Roses Pinterest Board, those photos will take you to the actual posts written and photographed by that original author. Warning: my rose board is a rabbit hole! Make yourself a cup of tea and get comfy! 😉