Now is the time to plan our rose garden. The box stores and local nurseries do not carry roses that we enjoy. They are just selling Knock Out roses. If you are looking where to buy good roses, I recommend you use the mail order rose suppliers. They are the best sources of roses. In my years of rose gardening which started in 1971, I have always bought my roses through mail order suppliers and I have been very happy with them. The following is a list of rose suppliers that I have used over the years and they have excellent roses and their services are outstanding.


Antique Rose Emporium

9300 Lueckemeyer Road

Brenham, TX 77833-6453

PH: 800-441-0002




Chamblee’s Rose Nursery

10926 US Hwy 69 N

Tyler, TX 75706-5933

PH: 800-256-7673



David Austin Roses Limited

15059 State Highway, 64 West

Tyler, TX 75704

PH: 800-328-8893



10% discount to ARS members


Edmunds’ Roses

6235 S.W. Kahle Road

Wilsonville, OR 97070

PH: 888-481-7673




Heirloom Roses

24062 Riverside Drive NE

St. Paul, OR 97137

PH: 503-538-1576


10% discount to ARS members


High Country Roses

P.O. Box 22901

Denver, CO 80222

PH: 800-552-2082



J.W. Jung Seed Co.

335 S. High St.

Randolph, WI 53957-0001

PH: 800-247-5864



K&M Roses

1260 Chicora River Rd.

Buckatunna, MS 39322

PH: 601-648-2908




Northland Rosarium

9405 S. Williams Lane

Spokane, WA 99224

PH: 509-448-4968



Regan Nursery

4286 Decoto Road

Fremont, CA 94555

PH: 510-797-3222




Rogue Valley Roses

P.O. Box 116

Phoenix, OR 97504

PH: 541-535-1307


10% discount to ARS members



4020 Trail Ridge Dr.

Franklin, TN 37067

PH: 888-600-9665

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Roses Unlimited

363 N. Deerwood Dr.

Laurens, SC 29360

PH: 864-682-7673



Roses of Yesterday & Today Rose Garden

803 Brown’s Valley Road

Watsonville, CA 95076

PH: 831-728-1901



Spring Hill Nurseries

110 West Elm St.

Tipp City, OH 45371-1699

PH: 812-537-2177



Wayside Gardens

1 Garden Lane

Hodges, SC 29695-0001

PH: 800-845-1124



White Flower Farm

P.O. Box 50

Litchfield, CT 06759-0050

Ph: 800-503-9624



Until next time – Stop and smell the roses.

Rosalinda, The Rose Lady

Rosalinda Morgan

Author & Garden Writer




January 2016 Meeting

The January meeting this coming Sunday, Jan. 10, 2015 will be at James Island Town Hall, 1238-B Camp Rd., James Island. Please note the venue change. Use your GPS or MapQuest. It’s near the James Island Library. There is also a shopping center near there and a Dollar General. Use the right side door, not the main door of the Town Hall. Social Hour at 2:30 pm, Meeting at 3:00 pm.

We are doing something different this month. Instead of a speaker, it will be a members’ discussion. The topic is Getting To Know You. We will have individuals tell a bit about themselves, how they got started with roses and where they are today with their rose-growing – more, less, the same and varieties they find themselves best at growing where they live. It will be an interesting exchange and surely we’ll learn something new from each other.

Come and join us at James Island Town Hall on Sunday, Jan. 10 at 3 pm. Admission is free.