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Grow Beautiful Roses

Master Rosarians (recognized rose experts) and other members of the West Jersey Rose Society have written articles about growing beautiful roses.  We include links to some of these informative reports for your reading and gardening pleasure.

Check back for more articles in the future. 

Please contact the West Jersey Rose Society for permission to reprint these articles.


Rose Books for Winter Reading, by Gus Banks

The Year the Peacocks Visited My Rose Garden, by Tom Mayhew

Photographing Roses, by Tom Mawhew


Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Garden, Tom Mayhew


The Basics for Growing Good Roses, Bill Kozemchak

Planting Roses, Bill Kozemchak

Pruning Basics, Bill Kozemchak

Water, Water, Water, Bill Kozemchak

Take Me To The Show, Bill Kozemchak

Propagating Roses from Cuttings, Pam Coath

Winter Protection for Roses, Gus Banks

Getting Ready for Spring, Bill Kozemchak

April in the Rose Garden, Tom Mayhew

Tom's Mix - Tom Mayhew's Fungicide Mix for Roses

Repairing a Damaged Soaker Hose - Tom Mayhew

An Almost Invisible Deer Fence, Easily Removable & Reusable- Tom Mayhew

An Inexpensive Hidden Rose Support - Tom Mayhew


WJRS Member Recommended Book List:

Listed below is a Book List recommended by West Jersey Rose Society members. They are all available from Amazon as well as other book sellers.  If you find an error in the links or find that the book is out of print, contact us and let us know.

“Complete Guide to Roses” Ortho

“Better Homes & Gardens Rose Gardening” Better Homes & Gardens

“All About Roses (Ortho's All About Gardening)” Ortho (Feb 13, 2007)

“Complete Guide to Roses (Miracle Gro)” Miracle-Gro (Feb 5, 2008)

“Roses for Dummies” Lance Walheim & Editors of the National Gardening Association

“A Year of Roses” Stephen Scanniello (May 2, 2006)

“The Encyclopedia of Roses: An Organic Guide to Growing and Enjoying America's Favorite Flower” Judith C. McKeon


“Otherwise Normal People: Inside the Thorny World of Competitive Rose Gardening” Aurelia C. Scott


“In Search of Lost Roses” Thomas Christopher


“A Rose by Any Name: The Little-Known Lore and Deep-Rooted History of Rose Names” Douglas Brenner, Stephen Scanniello


“Growing Beautiful Roses, Your Guide to Creating An Easy Care Garden” Barbara Wilde,


“Roses Without Chemicals” by Peter E. Kukielski,

“The English Roses- Classic Favorites and New Selections” David Austin

“The Essential Flower Arranger” Pamela Westland,


“The Flower Arranging Expert” Dr. D. G. Hessayon,


“The Rose Doctor” Gary A. Ritchie, PhD,

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