ARS Consulting & Master Rosarians
A CR is a rose-grower specially trained and certified by the American Rose Society to provide free advice on growing roses. Feel free to contact any of the consulting rosarians listed below.
"I have been a Consulting Rosarian since 2007. I have counseled countless potential and current rosarians. Plus I have installed numerous local rose gardens – many for people I met while working in the restaurant industry. I enjoy helping people grow roses." - Robert
Mary Maud Sharpe
"It is truly a joy to be able to help others with growing better roses and that is why I have been an ARS Consulting Rosarian and plan to continue the program. It is wonderful to grow good roses, but it is even greater to help others to grow roses that they can also enjoy. Sharing the knowledge of rose culture is a rewarding experience. Give it a try. You will love it too!" - Mary Maud
I started propagating roses 55 years ago and still enjoy watching the young plants catch hold and grow. Roses are definitely my favorite flower/plant but I like to grow many flowering annuals, perennials, bulbs and shrubs. I enjoy cut roses mixed with other flowers and fill background plants. There is still a lot I can learn but I'm happy to share what has worked for my garden.
It is a real honor to join the ranks of practicing Rosarians here in Tallahassee. I am the newest "kid" on the block, circa 2019, but am willing to help you in anyway that I can. That includes reference books, assisting in helping to get you ready to exhibit your roses in our annual show, and information about growing healthy roses via natural means.
I have enjoyed gardening since I was 9 years old. Some of my fondest early memories were watching my grandmother start rose cuttings under glass jars, and the huge, beautiful red roses that my mother grew. In addition to the Tallahassee Area Rose Society, I am an active volunteer in Leon County’s Master Gardener Program. I am especially interested in yellow roses of all types, but I also grow a wide variety of other roses, including miniatures and old garden roses.