Rose Grower Who Specializes in Hard-to-Find Varieties Comes to Marin

Burling Leong breeds, grows and sells roses on her two-acre home site in Visalia, in the San Joaquin Valley of central California. These aren’t common roses; they are hard-to-find ones that are like catnip to rose fanciers and collectors.

Study Sheds Light on Major Disease in Roses

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in Beltsville, Maryland and their colleagues have discovered why a mite is causing extensive damages to the nation’s $250-million-a-year rose industry and why it’s so hard to detect and control. It seems the mite hides deep in the flower’s internal organs.

‘Godfather of the English Rose’ David Austin has Died

December 20, 2018 Rory Tingle, Daily Mail

A horticulturalist known as the ‘Godfather of the English Rose’ after he spent 75 years creating new breeds in his quest for the ultimate bloom has died aged 92.