Miracle on the Pier

The 'Classic Rose Garden' at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show

“They said it couldn’t be done, so much so that Tony Abruscato named our first rose garden at Navy Pier the miracle on the pier”

You Meet The Nicest People At A Rose Show

Where are the rose gardens? Backyards.   Hidden secret gardens are behind beautiful urns and cascading fountains or perhaps ivy brick walls. You can catch a glimpse of a climbing rose or a waft of their fragrance on the wind as you walk along the sidewalk out for an evening Continue Reading

Rainbow Colors of Weeks Roses

Karen Kemp Docksteader, Weeks Roses, Sales & Marketing Manager

“I love you more than rainbow colors.” Ella Claire Fox* Roses speak to us in rainbow colors. A single rose bud is a tapestry of color unfurling in a single day. If you could hear colors I am sure it would be a rainbow orchestra. ~ Susan Fox “Roses In Continue Reading

Jolene Adams, Rose Champion

Jolene Adams with Past ARS Presidents in San Diego

“Recognition is the Breakfast of Champions”   If this saying is true, then the American Rose Society (ARS) has been fortunate to have had its fair share of Champions!  Now the latest person to assume the difficult and demanding role of Chief Executive Officer and President is Jolene Adams of Continue Reading

Rose Garden Eclipse of the Heart

Does a watched rose bush produce a rose bud more quickly? I don’t think so. Waiting for your rose garden to leaf out, produce canes and ultimately rose buds is like waiting for paint to dry. So I’ve come up with some things for you to do. This is an Continue Reading