Hardy Roses Have a Place in the Colorado Landscape

If you’ve tried and failed to grow roses on the Front Range, don’t despair. You may have to think differently, but vigorous roses will change your luck.

roset3pinkshrub0107Roses unfairly carry a reputation as fussy and finicky—especially in Colorado.

Consider that over 2,000 cultivars of roses grow in the world today. Many have yet to be attempted in a Colorado climate. That’s unfortunate because roses have been cultivated historically in climates much like our own. For example, in dry, chilly northern Iran, the image of the rose adorns painted tea houses and plays a prominent role in walled gardens.

homegardenbookThe rest of this story is now contained in “Colorado Home and Garden Lover’s Guide” by Front Range Living and Fulcrum Publishing. It can be purchased through www.fulcrum-books.com or at bookstores, such as:www.tatteredcover.com, www.barnesandnoble.com, www.borders.com orwww.amazon.com