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The Fragrance of Desire

Roses are not fragrant: Myth or Reality? Anyone who has read the entertaining book “The Botany of Desire” by Michael Pollan will be familiar with the popularly held belief that modern roses have no fragrance[1]. Is this true, or is it a myth perpetuated by those who use it to sell books of doom and...

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An Afternoon with Laurence Arene

By Allison Hess Last month I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to spend an afternoon with Laurence Arene, a breeder from Meilland International. Laurence was visiting Pennsylvania to tour our rose fields. On the last day of her trip, she had several free hours before her departing flight...

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Rows and Rows of Roses

If you’ve ever wondered where your roses come from, you’ll want to take a look at this video which captures the planting process. When we recently traveled out to our rose fields in Wasco, California, I was able to see first hand how much work goes into growing a rose. The machine seen in the...

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