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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.

roses with big blooms

Flowers

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.

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!

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Vegetables

How to Grow Pepper Plants in Pots or Containers

Don’t let limited space keep you from a plentiful pepper harvest. Peppers, whether spicy or sweet, grow great in containers! In this article, gardening expert Danielle Sherwood shares what you need to grow beautiful and tasty pepper plants in pots.

hedge roses

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21 Roses Ideal for Creating a Hedge or Privacy Screen

Looking to create an attractive hedge in your garden? Want a bit more privacy from the neighbors? Floriferous, fragrant, and sturdy roses are a fantastic option for effective hedges. In this article, expert gardener and rose enthusiast Danielle Sherwood shares her list of top roses with the right stuff for creating hedges and privacy screens.

drought tolerant roses

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17 Drought-Tolerant Roses That Thrive in Arid Climates

Roses have an undeserved reputation for being thirsty plants, but many varieties are actually drought-tolerant. If you live in an arid climate, planting the right roses and following some water-wise tips will enable you to grow a beautiful blooming garden, even in drought conditions! In this article, expert gardener and rose enthusiast Danielle Sherwood shares what you need to know to grow gorgeous water-wise roses.

Problems

7 Reasons Your Roses Have Holes in the Leaves

Did you spot holes in your rose foliage? Munched-on rose leaves are a common occurrence, but the guilty party varies. In this article, gardening expert and rose enthusiast Danielle Sherwood shares 7 reasons you might see holes in your rose leaves and what you should do about it.

Beautiful Rose growing in southern garden space.

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17 Roses That Will Flourish in Southern Gardens

Growing roses in the South is challenging, but gardening shouldn’t be a constant battle. Plant the varieties known to flourish in heat and humidity, and you’re on your way to a healthy, blooming rose garden. In this article, expert gardener and rose enthusiast Danielle Sherwood shares her top roses for southern gardens.

Insects eating roses that are growing in the garden.

Pests

What’s Eating My Roses? It Might Be These 5 Insects

Are you wondering what’s eating your roses? Roses are tough, long-lived perennials, but are often targeted by certain pests. In this article, gardening expert and rose enthusiast Danielle Sherwood identifies the 5 most common pests you may find on your rose bushes, with advice on how to prevent and control them!

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11 Rose Growing Myths Debunked

Are you intimidated by the contradictory rose-growing advice on the internet? Myths abound, leading to confusion and frustration. In this article, gardening expert and rose enthusiast Danielle Sherwood examines 11 common rose-growing myths and debunks them with research and common sense.

Grafted Roses in Garden growing close up

Flowers

How to Get Rid of Rose Suckers in 5 Easy Steps

Does your rose suddenly look different than the variety you planted? Grafting is popular for increasing the hardiness and vigor of many varieties, but the rootstock can send out suckers that threaten your rose. In this article, gardening expert and rose enthusiast Danielle Sherwood explains why suckers happen and what to do about it.

aphids on roses

Problems

7 Different Methods to Get Rid of Aphids on Roses

How do you handle aphids on your roses? These little pests appear in early spring and feed on the new tender growth of your plants. In this article, expert gardener and rose enthusiast Danielle Sherwood walks you through 7 methods for getting rid of aphids, including what NOT to do.

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15 Disease Resistant Roses to Grow This Season

Would you love to grow roses without all the fuss? They have a reputation for being finicky and hard to grow, but disease-resistant rose varieties completely change the game. In this article, gardening expert and rose enthusiast Danielle Sherwood shares her top 15 beautiful and healthy disease-resistant roses for your garden!

Patriotic America Rose For Memorial Day

Flowers

13 Patriotic Roses to Plant This Memorial Day Weekend

This Memorial Day, join the tradition of planting or decorating with flowers to honor loved ones who’ve lost their lives in service. In this article, rose enthusiast Danielle Sherwood shares special roses with ties to Memorial Day. Plant one this holiday as a beautiful token of remembrance that will endure for years to come!

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Problems

11 Reasons Your Roses Aren’t Blooming This Season

Do you have a rose that isn’t blooming as you hoped? While roses are generally workhorses in the garden, several factors impact bloom production. In this article, gardening expert and rose enthusiast Danielle Sherwood outlines 11 reasons your roses might not be blooming, and what you can do about it!

Dark and Moody Rose Blooming in Garden

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17 Deep and Moody Roses For a Dramatic Garden

Do you love a bit of drama in the garden? Deep and moody roses pop in the landscape with unexpected sultry color. In this article, expert gardener and rose enthusiast Danielle Sherwood gives the details on dark and beautiful roses you can grow!