Sally Holmes

Sally Holmes

My friend, Rich Baer, is one of the world’s best rose photographers.  Not because he is especially good with the camera, but because he grows roses and captures them in their most perfect stage of beauty.  His artistry comes from growing and showing 1000+ roses...
“Morning Has Broken” in Portland

“Morning Has Broken” in Portland

  I took on a new client in Southwest Portland this spring who has a number of large, older roses.  I touched up the pruning in April, gave them a shot of fertilizer and sprayed them to protect them from fungus diseases.  I came back today to deadhead the spent blooms...
Portland’s Secret Garden

Portland’s Secret Garden

The Portland Rose Festival is sneaking up on us rather quickly but the time for viewing roses is early this year.  Roses in all gardens are coming into bloom now because of our early warm weather this spring.  If you haven’t been there, I highly recommend a...
Don’t put your rose garden too close to the creek!

Don’t put your rose garden too close to the creek!

One of my clients lives on a lake. They have a beautiful rose garden of about 300 roses which I have maintained for over a year now. I learned early on that I would need to spray deer repellent fairly often as I came upon deer in the driveway and sure enough, they had...

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