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Danielle Sherwood

Danielle is an avid gardener and rose enthusiast originally from the Pacific Northwest. She now gardens in the high desert of Washington State. She comes from a long line of professional gardeners, and is in the process of earning her Master Gardener certification. Danielle is an advocate for planting keystone native species and is an expert in growing roses.

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17 Fast Growing Roses to Plant This Season

Do you want the look of a mature rose garden, fast? Some robust rose varieties take less time to reach full size, giving you nearly instant garden gratification. In this article, gardening expert and rose enthusiast Danielle Sherwood shares 17 fast-growing roses to transform your garden.

tough roses

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17 Roses So Tough That They Are Almost Impossible to Kill

Do you need a bullet-proof rose? Feared for their finicky reputation, how roses actually perform in your garden is impacted by where you live and the variety you choose. In this article, gardening expert and rose enthusiast Danielle Sherwood lists 17 tough roses known to thrive and look good in a variety of climates, no green thumb required!

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Plant Problems

15 Common Problems Every Rose Gardener Will Face

Not sure what’s wrong with your roses? Diseases, pests, and the right care impact rose performance in your garden. In this article, gardening expert and rose enthusiast Danielle Sherwood walks you through 15 common rose problems, with tips on how to identify and resolve them.

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15 Wild Roses For a Woodland Garden

Do you want a garden that’s both ornamental and eco-friendly? Wild roses are beautiful and provide essential habitat and food sources for wildlife. In this article, gardening expert and rose enthusiast Danielle Sherwood shares 15 wild roses and the perks they offer your garden!

own root vs grafted roses

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Own-Root vs. Grafted Roses: Which is Better?

Roses are sold one of two ways: on their own roots or grafted. Which is the better choice for you? In this article, gardening expert Danielle Sherwood outlines the differences between grafted vs. own-root and how they affect the performance of roses in your garden.

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13 Factors To Consider When Buying Roses From a Nursery

Don’t get the wrong rose for your garden. It’s tempting to impulse buy the prettiest plant you see, but beginning with some research can help you avoid future disappointment. In this article, gardening expert Danielle Sherwood walks through 11 factors to keep in mind when buying roses at a nursery or garden center.

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14 Brightly Colored Roses to Grow This Season

Is your garden looking a little bland? Bright, vivid colors are just the ingredient to spice it up! In this article, gardening expert and rose enthusiast Danielle Sherwood shares 15 roses in saturated hues to make your garden space come alive with color.

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21 Pollinator Friendly Roses to Grow This Season

Are you working on a pollinator garden? These beneficial bugs are an important component of your garden’s ecosystem, and you can lure them in with roses! While not all roses are attractive to pollinators, many varieties are frequently-visited favorites. In this article, gardening expert and rose enthusiast Danielle Sherwood shares her top 21 roses for a beautiful and beneficial pollinator garden.

rose rosette disease symptoms on a red-blooming plant

Plant Diseases

Rose Rosette Disease: Identification, Prevention & Treatment

Can you identify Rose Rosette Disease? Lethal to roses, it’s widespread in North America and an increasing threat worldwide. We need all rose growers to recognize the symptoms and know how to react so we can slow the spread. In this article, gardening expert and rose enthusiast Danielle Sherwood shares what you need to know about Rose Rosette Disease, including identification, prevention, and treatment.

roses with big blooms

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15 Roses With Large Blooming Flowers

Do you want rose blooms that stop you in your tracks? Big, luscious flowers are part of what make roses so irresistible. If you’re looking for the largest-blooming roses, we’ve got recommendations for you! In this article, gardening expert and rose enthusiast Danielle Sherwood shares 17 beautiful roses with the biggest blooms.

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Gardening Tips

15 Beneficial Predators to Attract to Your Garden

Have you noticed a bug in your garden and wondered if it’s a friend or foe? While some creatures damage our plants, others help us keep the pests under control. In this article, gardening expert and rose enthusiast Danielle Sherwood talks about 15 predators you want to see and encourage in your garden.

roses for northern climates

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21 Roses That Will Flourish in Northern Climate Gardens

Are you looking for a tough, cold-hardy rose? Gardeners in northern climates have to contend with a short season, weather fluctuations, and icy winds. Fortunately, there are many beautiful roses that tolerate or even thrive despite these challenges. In this article, gardening expert and rose enthusiast Danielle Sherwood shares her top 21 roses for northern gardeners!