Rose Resources

Bare-root rose season is here and area nurseries are well stocked. But which roses to buy for gardens along the coast with their sandy soil and salty air, or inland, where temperatures dip in winter and soar in summer?  The San Diego Rose Society web site can help. Over the years, society members, including specially trained consulting rosarians, have drawn on experience in their gardens around the county to compile lists of roses that thrive along the coast, inland and in the desert. Their picks range from hybrid teas to today’s popular shrub roses and never-out-of-style old garden roses. To view the list, click on Best Roses at The site’s Ask The Expert also is a good reference for frequently asked questions about rose culture here.


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