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"Gardening With Roses" article by Carol Newcomb  Featured in the American Rose, the magazine of the American Rose Society July/August 2018 In the city of Spokane, Washington, we grow thousands of roses for mail-order and for purchase at our fullservice nursery, Northland Rosarium. We have a two-acre, English-themed garden that contains more than 2,000 roses, many trees, perennials, shrubs and complementary plant material to our abundant rose beds. We have numerous greenhouses for growing and shopping, our seminar studio where we offer free classes and our local rose society holds the annual Spokane Rose Show every June. Full Article Here...

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Roses for Shady Areas - David Austin Roses Planting roses in shady positions is a great way of bringing color and interest to forgotten areas of the garden. Although, in general, roses will not thrive in a position where there is too much shade, the varieties listed below will do surprisingly well with only four or five hours of good sun each day. The main consideration when planting roses in shady positions is to avoid areas where there are overhanging branches and dry places where there would be too much competition from the roots of trees and other shrubs. Most...

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Read the article here Glorious Gardens: Spokane group tours some of England's most majestic grounds   

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It has been called “the queen of vines.” With its lush foliage and wide variation in flower colors and sizes, the clematis has easily earned that title and a spot in the garden. Carol Newcomb enjoys sharing her love of clematis. As owner of Northland Rosarium, 9405 S. Williams Lane in southwest Spokane County, she carries about 50 varieties of these amazing vines and knows firsthand how rewarding it is to grow them. “Clematis is a large, diverse group of plants that will grow from 12 inches up to 20 feet and comes in all sorts of different colors,” she...

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  In the Garden Fragrance is often sacrificed by breeders seeking to create disease-free roses. But Kordes roses, in addition to high marks for being disease resistant, also produce beautiful fragrance and colors. Breeders of disease-free roses often sacrifice fragrance in order to achieve disease resistance. While researching roses for her new book to be released later this year, Nita Jo Rountree discovered a line of roses that offer both fragrance and disease resistance that are becoming available at a few select nurseries in our area. The breeders of Kordes roses list disease resistance as their top priority; however, they...

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