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One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living.  We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon-instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today. - Dale Carnegie
  Roses are the classic companion plant to perennial gardens, so we have provided you with some links below where you can get more information on the varieties available and their care. David Austin® Roses - Breeders of the English Roses.  Specialist growers of old, shrub, species, climbing and modern roses.  They have recently announced that they are now able to ship the bare root and own root roses, featured in our American collection, to Canadian addresses and are taking orders for a shipment to take place in April 2012.  You can also order their free catalog.  Click here to read more  ...   The American Rose Society offers excellent detailed instructions on pruning and caring for all types of roses and they're the experts. Click here to read more ...   Hybrid tea roses and climbers require special winter protection in colder regions. This site from the University of Illinois shows you how step-by-step so you can be successful. You'll also find pointers on selecting roses, bed preparation, watering, fertilizing, pruning, as well as disease and pest management. You can also read about the history of roses and find more information on different kinds of roses. Click here to read more ...   Colorado State offers more advice on overwintering roses as well rose basics. In fact you'll find 10 pages of information on roses on this informative site. Click here to read more ...