A Cutting Edge Approach to Old Favorites

Virtually everyone is romanced by the idea of growing both vegetables and roses. Find out how to grow both better here in the West.


Growing Vegetables in the Semi-arid West

  • What crops grow best in the West
  • How to support pollinators & other beneficial insects while decreasing pests
  • Building great soil by supporting the soil life

Jane ShellenbergerJane Shellenberger is the publisher and editor of the independent newsmagazine, Colorado Gardener, “A Thinking Gardener’s Companion”, which she founded in 1996. An eclectic gardener she learned about plants from her botanist mother. She is also the author of the new book Organic Gardener’s Companion, Growing Vegetables in the West.


Roses can be as Easy to Grow as Weeds

  • The toughest, easiest roses for the Interior West
  • The creme de la creme and where to get them
  • Why our region is ideal for growing roses

Joan-Franson120Joan Franson has served as President of Denver Rose Society; Rocky Mountain District Director. She was awarded the Rocky Mountain District Silver Honor Medal in 1978 and the Denver Rose Society Bronze Medal in 2000. A long standing Master Rosarian (Rocky Mountain District Outstanding Consulting Rosarian in 2001), Joan frequently writes lively and entertaining articles and educational material on roses. She grows about 125 roses of all types at home – Hybrid Teas, Grandifloras, Floribundas, Polyanthas, Miniatures, Climbers, Old Garden Roses, Canadian Hardy roses, English or Austin roses, Shrubs and Species. Read Joan’s article about miniature roses here.


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