Friday, July 6, 2012

A Rosy Link List

Rosa 'Dr. W. van Fleet'
Weymouth Gardens, Southern Pines, NC

The International Herb Association has declared 2012 the Year of the Rose.  Thinking of that this morning, and being in love with roses at the moment, I got busy digging up the best of the abundant rose links out there and found more than 50 great ones.   Be inspired -- and, have a rosy weekend!

Rose Information

American Rose Society
All-America Rose Selections (AARS)
David Austin Roses
Heirloom Roses
The Antique Rose Emporium
The Meaning of the Color of Roses
Types of Roses from A - Z

Blogging about Roses
These bloggers post regularly about roses, but not necessarily every post.  Check their blog search function, or "roses" in their label cloud.
The Herb of the Year Blog - Recipes and information about using the herb of the year, Rose 2012
Rose Notes
A Rose is a Rose
Cultivating Life and Roses (The Redneck Rosarian)
The Garden Diary
Creative Country Mom's Garden
Gaga's Garden
Red Dirt Roses
The Dirt Diaries
Roses and other Gardening Joys
Hedgerow Rose
Children of the Corm
Red Dirt Ramblings
I Love My Garden
Henny Penny Rose Cottage
Garden Musings
Blooming Rose Musings
The Graceful Gardener

Roses on Twitter
Rose Chat  Talk roses with rosarians from all over at this regular Twitter event.  Details are on the Rose Chat website.  You can just type #rosechat in the search box on Twitter to see the posts.

Designing with Roses
10 Shade Tolerant Roses
Designing a Hillside Rose Garden  Part 1 and Part 2.  
From Parking Lot to Rose Garden
A New Rose Bed  with befores and afters
A Rose Covered Cottage, Waterdown Ontario

Rose Crafts
Making Rose Beads, version 1, with history and technique.
Making Rose Beads, version 2, with illustrative photos.
Three Rose Potpourri Recipes
Making Rose Perfume
Roses in the Bath  Recipes/how tos for Rose Baby Powder, Rose Vinegar Bath, Rose Bath Oil.
Oatmeal, Rose and Honey Facial
Rose Petal Yogurt Scrub

Cooking with Roses
Storybook Woods:  Rose Recipes - strawberry rose ice cream, rhubarb rose fool, more
Raising Little Shoots:  Rose Recipes - rose petal iced tea, blushing rose lemonade, rosewater tea thins
Rose Petal Recipes  - an awesome list of menus and ideas for a rosy Mother's Day, but you could use them for a garden party anytime.
Cooking with Roses at Rare Plant Nursery -  includes recipes for rose schnapps, rosewater, rose cheesecake, rose lemonade, rose sugar, rose petal syrup.
Cooking with Roses at Providence Acres Farm - includes recipes for rose hip tea, rose hip jam, rose butter, candied rose petals, rose petal jelly, rose petal pesto, green tea and rose petal popsicles, rose ice cream.
Recipes using rosewater  - salad dressing, Moroccan beetroot and walnut salad, more
In the Kitchen with Chris Ziegler  recipe for Turkish Princess Cake, including almond rose frosting.
Rose Salad Amoureux creative salad from  Fried artichokes, pumpkin seeds and   more, with rose petals.
Ferni (Rose-Scented Milk Pudding)
Quinoa pudding with rose and pomegranate
Rose Scones from the International Herb Association
Rose Petal Lime and Mint Granita
Rose-scented Crepes with Rose Cream and Raspberries 
Rose Petal Sandwiches
Rose Martinis
Rose Hip Vinaigrette
Rose Hip, Raisin, and Apple Muffins
Strawberry Rose Shortcake - absolutely beautiful!

Rose photos at A Charlotte Garden
The Alexandra Rose
Flower Carpet Amber Rose
Gruss an Aachen
Roses in January

I also visited the McGill Rose Garden in the NoDa section of Charlotte and posted about it.



  1. Replies
    1. Thanks, Janet...I know you visit a lot of blogs, so if you can think of any I need to add, let me know!

  2. The queen of the flowers, roses are among my favorite things. Thank you for the link love! I didn't realize it was the year of the rose. Happy Summer!

    1. Dee, You're welcome, and Happy Summer, to you, too!