Many gardeners dream of filling their garden with lush, healthy roses—but growing roses can be tricky, especially under the Northwest’s moody skies. Luckily this definitive guide will help you build your garden sanctuary without the use of pesticides or chemicals.
Growing Roses in the Pacific Northwest guides you through every step, including choosing rose varietals for your climate, landscape design, planting, harvesting, and basic care, as well as invaluable tips for nurturing a show-stopping rose garden. Growing no-spray roses has never been easier!
The book features information on popular rose types like David Austin, Hybrid Tea, Climbing, and Old Garden, and such stunning cultivars as Boscobel and Lady of Shalott. With full-color illustrations of the 90 best cultivars for the region, this visual guide is a go-to resource for everyone; whether you live east or west of the Cascades in Washington, Oregon, or British Columbia and are an urban gardener or have room to spread out, you’ll soon be surrounded by roses in full bloom.
“One of the best books that I have read for the beginning rose grower; the advice is simple, complete and takes the mystery out of growing roses.”
—Harry A. Landers, curator, Portland International Rose Test Garden
“Nita-Jo Rountree has given us the key to growing great roses: choose a rose that will grow well where you live--The Right Rose for the Right Location! Her advice on choosing easy-care, disease-resistant roses is spot on. Combine that with her sage advice for planting and caring for them and you are sure to have great roses!”
—Pat Shanley, president, American Rose Society
“What an incredible resource for regional gardeners. This beautifully written concise and practical guide to growing roses in our ‘rose-challenged’ climate makes the case for why we should include roses in our gardens while taking all the work out of making the right decisions.”
—Daniel J. Hinkley, author and horticulturalist, creator of Heronswood and Windcliff Plants
“Oh, la, la! Anyone lucky enough to see the roses in Nita-Jo Rountree’s magnificent garden won’t be surprised that this is such an excellent book. There’s flat-out no one in the Pacific Northwest better qualified to write about choosing the best roses for your garden, and how to care for them to keep them looking their best. If you love roses half as much as I do, you’ll love the living tweetle out of this book, and if you don’t love roses, I guarantee you will after you read it.”
—Ciscoe Morris, author of Ask Ciscoe
"Colorful roses to brighten up your day from the Pacific Northwest."
"Growing Roses in the Pacific Northwest is an organic-focused guide that will give you the know-how to care for a large selection of gorgeous varieties that are practically guaranteed to thrive in the region and beyond."
—Gardening Know How
"Nearly every page is drenched in rose photos, an extravaganza of silky, ruffled petals in shades from alabaster through deepest blood red. Add in thorns and fruit and stamen, and the book is one big seduction. Along with plenty of practicalities."
“This is a great book!”
—New Day Northwest
"A warm voice brimming with enthusiasm…. [This book] should be required reading for nursery professionals."
"Nita-Jo abides by a no-spray approach and heartily recommends promoting healthy plants and selecting roses that have proven successful in the region. A mighty little book."
"So lovely to look at, [and] reading about the promise of a bountiful garden just makes the world feel right."
“Readers … will find a plant palette that includes roses for zones appropriate to [all areas].”
—New York Botantical Gardens Blog