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2014 Blogs

The San Jose Rose Garden

By Jacques FerareNovember 20th, 2014

In my last post I stated that I was particularly fond of a couple of rose gardens in the West, and how Portland Rose Garden was one of my favorites. My other favorite is the San Jose Rose Garden . Like Portland, it is owned by the city and maintained mostly by volunteers. Also like Portland it is...

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The Portland Rose Garden

By Jacques FerareNovember 13th, 2014

Rose gardens have always been a favorite destination for the public. Here in the West, there are two gardens in particular that I am very fond of having been a regular visitor for the last 20 years or so. One of them is The Portland Rose Garden . Every year or so I have the chance to go to Portland...

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In the Rose Fields with the Hybridizers

By Jacques FerareOctober 17th, 2014

One of my favorite times of the year is mid September when the rose breeders we work with come to our place and together we wrap up the season and make the final decisions of what to keep and what to discard. But more importantly, we decide what roses will move forward — in other words, the few,...

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A Garden Celebration

By Guest BloggerOctober 2nd, 2014

By Allison Hess On September 10, 2014 a very special event took place at Star® Roses and Plants – the unveiling of a project that has been over a year in the making. Earlier in 2013, artists Greg and Tiana Leavitt were commissioned by Steve Hutton, President and CEO of Star® Roses and Plants, to...

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2014 Grower Brand Meeting

By Guest BloggerSeptember 30th, 2014

Star® Roses & Plants hosted a Grower Brand Meeting this past month at one of Pennsylvania’s most impressive horticultural destinations, Longwood Gardens . The meetings included a guided tour at Longwood Gardens, as well as an evening at the exceptional garden retailer, Terrain . Attendees got a...

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