This is the definitive guide to growing no-spray roses in the Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia) for both beginning and experienced gardeners. It includes a climate guide for both east and west of the Cascades, basic rose care, invaluable troubleshooting tips, types of roses with color photos and descriptions of the 90 best cultivars for the region, as well as principles of landscape design specifically geared toward roses.
NITA-JO ROUNTREE is a Seattle-based garden designer and educator. She has developed numerous programs and lectures, is a past president of the Northwest Horticultural Society, and she is currently on the board of directors of the Bellevue Botanical Garden where she serves as lecture chair.
—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