Rose Articles

Horizon Roses


Each year a book of commentary on new exhibition roses is published. It's called Horizon Roses and is available for $8 ($10 appreciated) from Johbny Premeaux 700 Westbury, Orange, Texas 77630. This year, I am looking at this publication with special interest because I am buying a house... (read more)


Watch Out for Rose Rosette


Rose rosette, a disease new to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, has appeared in a few local rose gardens in recent years. Recognition of its symptoms, coupled with early detection, is the key to nipping it in the bud... (more)


How to plant Roses


Potted Rose: Carefully unpot, plant in soaked soil at the level it was in the pot...(more)


Peggy Martin Rose


Her parents, Rosalie and Pivon Dupuy, fell victim to the storm. The hurricane roared over Plaquemines Parish, flooding everything in the Phoenix, Louisiana, home where Peggy and her husband, M.J., had raised their two sons. The saltwater poured over the levees and rose up over 20 feet, covering everything for more than two weeks... (Read more)


ARS News


Consulting Rosarian


First, you must be an American Rose Society member for three years ... (read more)


Best Roses for N. Texas

Roses of the Fort Worth

Botanical Gardens


The Fort Worth Botanic Garden was originally designated as the Fort Worth Rose Garden and roses have remained a focal point since it was built in 1934. Roses of the Fort Botanical Gardens...(Read more)


FWRS CR's Tell You How


You Can Grow Roses and the Fort Worth Rose Society can help. (Read more)

Companion Plants

Ten Great Shade Plants


Shade loving plants seem to have it all figured out. They’ve made their home out of the scorching summer sun. (Read more)





A Primer on Old Garden Roses


Old Garden Roses (OGR's) are those classes of roses which were known before 1867, the date the first hybrid tea, La France, was introduced...(Read more)


Lavender Pink


Delicately pointed lavender petals with a yellow base give this little rose a sweet appearance to go with its sweet scent... (Read more)


Old Garden Rose Renaissance


Foreshadowed by modern hybrids, old roses have been overlooked in this century; but now there is a renaissance afoot to restore the older varieties to their rightful place in the garden... (Read more)


Old Garden Roses Easy

To Grow


Old Garden Roses are beautiful, fragrant and easy to grow. They can live with neglect but thrive with care. (Read more)

Old Garden Roses

Social Media Articles

Find us on Facebook


Find the Fort Worth Rose Society on Facebook. We keep up with all the latest roses and meeting around the American Rose Society and the South Central District. (Read more)


Boosting Web Site Visitation


There are many ways to boost web site participation though social media and get more visitors. Perhaps they will join us. (read more)


Organic Gardening

Organic Way Protects

 Your Family


Maintaining an organic yard is an excellent way to protect your family, pets, and wildlife from harmful chemicals. It is also an excellent way to help create a sustainable environment... (Read more)



Organic Rose Gardening


Roses have acquired the reputation of being fussy plants. We’ve all heard that to grow beautiful roses requires chemicals and systemics. Is it possible to grow roses organically? Of course. (Read more)



Insect Control

Use of Oils to Control Insects


The use of oils as part of a control program is becoming more favored instead of using synthetic pesticides. Oils can be distilled from petroleum such as horticultural oils, Volck oils, summer oils, dormant oils or mineral oils or oils can be extracted from plants and animals such as neem oil or fish oils...(Read more)



Articles on Soil

Quick 12-Rose Bed


That’s it! No more Mr. Niceguy! When Neighbor Bob built his Wife-Jane a rose bed last Winter you expected that you would have to listen to Bob talk about his flowers. But now this! There are a dozen of the most-beautiful roses you have even seen, and Bob is standing in your kitchen explaining his satisfaction at such floricultural perfection. You can’t just do nothing ... (read more)


FWRS CR's Tell You How


You Can Grow Roses and the Fort Worth Rose Society can help. (Read more)


Preparing Rose

Garden Soils


Spring is the time to begin thinking about the soil in your rose garden -- either renovating old soil in an existing garden or preparing for a new garden.


The four main elements of good rose soil are... (Read more)

Showing Roses

This Web Site Devoted

 To Showing Roses is pleased to announce its affiliation with a new organization, the sole purpose of which is to promote the public exhibition of roses in their most perfect phase of possible beauty. (Read more)

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