What is a Heritage Rose? Where Can I Source Them?
Heritage Roses are simply Old Historic Roses that were bred before 1942. The rose was thought to originate before 2000 BC, and many centuries later this seductive flower has continued to entrance and enthrall passion in millions of rosarians all over the world. Find out more about Old Fashioned Roses, and the history behind some of the most popular Heirloom Roses HERE.
Where to See Beautiful Old Heritage Roses Growing in Perth and Western Australia
There are Public Gardens close to Perth City that have gardens with significant collections of Heritage Roses where you can visit for free. PRHRiA members maintain and manage three locations - Falls Farm Cottage, Araluen Botanic Park, and Stirling Square. Occasionally members open their gardens to the public, and you can view some of these on this website. You can find out more information HERE.
Preserving & Conserving Heritage Roses in Western Australia
PRHRiA members collate research and grow Heritage Roses to ensure the perpetuity of these roses in the Public Domain. There are several ways we actively strive to preserve and conserve these Old World Roses: our involvement in caring for Pubic Gardens; private breeding programmes; monthly meetings and guest speaker programme; this informative website; the publication of a stunning resource book.
Pruning, Propagation & Budding - A Brief Overview of What You Need to Know
If you follow the basic principles of growing roses in your particular area (taking into account soil conditions, climate, topography, location and so on), then growing roses can be a joy. Join the ever increasing number of people who fall in love with Heritage Roses, and start propagating and budding to help these beautiful Old World Roses last for perpetuity. Click HERE to find out the basics of pruning, propagating, and budding roses.
Growing Roses in Perth, including Quarantine
Perth has an extremely hot summer, but a reasonably mild winter. The soil and topography is also varied, from the coastal plain sandy soil, the rich alluvial soil in the Swan Valley, and the clay and sand found in the Perth Hills. Despite the varied terroir, Heritage Roses grow well in Perth. Find out how you can help your heritage roses survive and thrive in Perth's varied climatic and soil conditions HERE.
Di Durston's Ten of the Best Tea Roses to Grow in Your Garden
Passionate Tea Rose enthusiast Di Durston, co-author of Tea Roses: Old Roses for Warm Climates, lists her Ten of the Best Tea Roses - and they are gorgeous. Starting with Safrano from 1839, explore the beautiful world of Di's very own Tea Rose fancies HERE! You can find out more about the Tea Rose, the revival of its interest, and discover The World's Favourite Tea Roses according to nurseryman David Ruston's Worldwide Plebiscite.
The Definitive Resource Book "Tea Roses: Old Roses for Warm Climates"
Published in 2008, and awarded a literary award by the World Federation of Rose Societies in 2009, this definitive resource book about Tea Roses was written by 6 members of the Perth Region of Heritage Roses in Australia. The book involved years of theoretical and hands-on research, and has become the definitive resource book for Tea Rose enthusiasts. Find out about the writing of this now quite rare book.
Rose Inspiration - Vase Displays of Stunning Heritage Roses
PRHRiA has many members who are passionate Old Rose enthusiasts and collectors, and avid collectors of Heritage Rose varieties. Fortunately, most of them record their roses with stunning photos! Be inspired by beautiful Heritage Roses in gorgeous vase and jug arrangements, and perhaps grow some in your garden so that you can enjoy stunning arrangements like these in your own home VIEW
Rose Inspiration - Basket Arrangements of Billowy Scented Roses
Baskets full of Heritage Roses, full blown, billowy and romantic. Evoking the charm of yesteryear with every arrangement, these creations and images are from the discerning eye of Chair Jan Eastman. Looking so much like stunning silk flowers, Heritage Roses delight at every stage of the life, from the beautiful buds, the rose opening, in full bloom, and then the dried flower at the end of its cycle. VIEW HERE
Rose Inspiration - Still Life & Other Gorgeous Rose Arrangments
Beautiful floral arrangements of gorgeous Heritage Roses from Chair Jan Eastman's own private garden. Jan's garden is a small suburban garden that is bountiful and beautiful. These romantic arrangments may inspire you to add some Heritage Roses to your garden, no matter how small it is. If you would like to ask about any of the arrangments, hit subscribe and start a conversation in the forum! VIEW GALLERY
Rose Inspiration - Mostly Roses Nursery, Newlands near Balingup
Mostly Roses Nursery in Newlands, Western Australia, is one of PRHRiA members' favourite go-to nursery for heritage roses. Seamus Johnston has created a Rose Heaven for old rose enthusiasts, and his dedication to the cultivation of old roses is impressive. Chair Jan Eastman also shares recollections of visiting Mostly Roses for the first time. If you cannot visit soon, enjoy some inspo pics from Mostly Roses HERE
Old Nursery Catalogues from Years Gone By - Informative & Amusing!
We feel privileged to have a small collection of old nursery catalogues that may be viewed in our library at Falls Farm Cottage in Lesmurdie. They are a fascinating read, and it is interesting to note that most of the nurseries admin offices at the time were often in the same street, in the city! Please EMAIL Jan Eastman for more details. You may also view some, or part of some, catalogues HERE.
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