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Carolyn Parker is a rose author and photographer living and gardening in California.

It’s obvious that the world has a favorite flower. What isn’t so obvious? How to…

Crash Course in Roses

English Rose Starting in the rose breeder David Austin took a few old rose lines (for fragrance and form) and mixed them with modern hybrids (for repeat blooms and disease resistance).

Red Cascade

Earthkind Roses and Vintage Roses

Arcata Pink Globe

Arcata Pink Globe

Marie Pavie #roses

~ Mary Webb Marie Pavie is a Polyantha that can handle USDA zone and is even shade tolerant.

Love and history bloom amid heirloom roses in Mercersburg - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, wonderful info

MERCERSBURG -- Like debutantes at their first formal ball, the heirloom roses at Rock Hill Farm show off their prettiest petals in May and

'Léda' a Damask rose from circa 1827 |

Posts about damask roses on Out of Eden

Shön Ingeborg | A Rose is a Rose...: Random Rose Reflections

I can't think of a plant, other than the rose, that so many gardeners are so passionate about. Shön Ingeborg, a hybrid perpetual.

white climbing roses fragrant Berkeley Rose Garden | The Naked Rose

white climbing roses fragrant Berkeley Rose Garden | The Naked Rose

'Marjorie Fair' (1978) Polyantha rose | Myaukun

I give to you my friends, Roses at Shinjyuku gyoen, Tokyo

At Shinjyuku gyoen's rose garden. Similar Post beauty, Rose list of Shinjyuku gyoen, Tokyo

eglantine climbing roses in my garden

I have spent practically every waking hour out in my potager.