President’s Message – May 2022

Virginia Boos

Would you enjoy seeing photos of gorgeous roses from all around the world? All it takes is joining Rose Gardening World on Facebook. The 32 thousand members, who are enthusiastic rose growers, post their pictures, make comments about them, ask questions about rose care in their area and just generally love to share the beauty. Growers in Australia and Japan send pictures of what is blooming there, while we are in midwinter doldrums.

Many of the ones you will see are not available in the U.S. I admired ‘Bikini’, an intense yellow, so colorful, but unknown to me. Can they be ordered and shipped? Would they thrive in different climates? Type of rootstock or own root? Might be fun to investigate.