TRS Rose Resources

Raft Island Nursery

Raft Island Roses is a family business that has been in operation since 1997. They’ve grown from selling in nearby craft markets in Pierce County to handling as many as 15,000 roses for sale from their nursery in Gig Harbor WA.

The Tide Tavern is just down the road in Gig Harbor if you need some clam chowder after a visit.

Portland Avenue Nursery

Look for their incoming rose list in early February.

1409 E 59th St, Tacoma, WA 98404

American Rose Society

Without the ARS we wouldn’t have:

  • Consulting Rosarians.
  • Horticulture & Arrangement Judges.
  • Rose Show Format.
  • Event Liability Insurance.
  • Umbrella Tax Exempt Status.

Their Rose gardens have been in Shreveport LA since 1974 with 20,000+ plants to view. The entire garden complex, visitor center, and reflection pool areas are being renovated in 2020.

PNW District of The American Rose Society

The Pacific Northwest District of the American Rose Society consists of 22 rose societies in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, western Montana and British Columbia, Canada.

Help Me Find

This is an amazing rose resource.

They’ve cataloged “over 44,000 roses and have more than 160,000 photos along with thousands of rose nurseries, public and private gardens, societies, authors, breeders, hybridizers and publications from all over the world.”

The Helpful Gardener

Here are forums related to the care of roses, including pruning, weather protection, watering, fertilizing and also organic roses, planting instructions, disease prevention, and rose culture.

GardenWeb Rose Forum

This is currently the largest community of gardeners on the Internet. Whether you’re a new gardener or an old master, here you will find like-minded people and friendly discussions.”

Heirloom Roses

A family-owned business, based on hand cutting and propagating each rose to preserve unique and rare roses – and importantly – grow them on their own roots.

24062 NE Riverside Drive, St. Paul Oregon, 97137

Rogue Valley Roses

Rogue Valley Roses in southern Oregon maintains a working inventory of 1,500+ roses of all classes including species and antiques.  There are also modern roses such as rare Hybrid Teas, Shrubs, Polyanthas, and most of the best Climbers and Ramblers.

2368 Terri Dr, Medford, OR 97504

Northwest Flower & Garden Show

Expect 20 crowd-pleasing gardens that reflect the expertise, planning and hard work of their garden creators. They blend flowers, modern roses, shrubs, trees, hardscape materials, and even artwork into jewel-like settings accented by theatrical lighting.

These gems are not only stunning to admire, but they’re full of inspirational and fun features you can incorporate into your own home’s rose garden. Also, did I mention the merchant booths? Uh Oh . . .

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