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Nita-Jo Rountree

Author, Growing Roses in the Pacific Northwest

Nita-Jo Rountree is a garden writer, speaker and educator. Her new book, Growing Roses in the Pacific Northwest, was just released in January by Sasquatch Books. She is a lifetime Georgia Master Gardener and former owner of LeGrand Gardens, a landscape design and installation company in Atlanta, Georgia. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society, is a member of the Heronswood Garden Steering Committee, and serves on the advisory board of the Northwest Horticultural Society, of which she is a former president. Nita-Jo is a frequent speaker at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show, and the Yard, Garden & Patio Show in Portland, where she has also been a judge. Additionally, she is a frequent guest and substitute host on Gardening with Ciscoe, in Seattle, Washington. Her personal garden was featured on the HGTV television show “Gardening by the Yard” and in the Pacific Northwest Magazine section of the Sunday Seattle Times.


Better Together: Using Roses in the Landscape

Roses do not have to be relegated to their own garden beds, laid out in straight rows with nary a companion plant. By using today’s garden design principles, it’s easy to illustrate how to successfully use various types of roses in mixed beds as well as in formal designs. Mouth-watering photographic examples are a delight for the senses and filled with ideas for beautiful companion plants for your favorite roses.

Wednesday, Feb 22 at 3:00 pm / Hood Room / Book signing to follow

Garden 101: Grow Gorgeous Roses

Grow Disease-Free Easy Care Roses in the Northwest

The Rose is the National Flower of the U.S. But here in the drizzly NW it can be frustrating to grow disease-free roses! Now you can discover how to grow roses beautifully and get answers to your rose questions. Join Consulting Rosarian and author Paul Zimmerman, ARS Master Rosarian Elena Williams and local rose author Nita-Jo Rountree for a look at which roses work best in NW gardens, how to grow them sustainably and organically, and how to integrate them into your garden for that beautiful “magazine cover” look.

Saturday, Feb 25 at 2:15 pm / Rainier Room / Book signing to follow