Articles

I am the author of more than 600 published articles on roses that have appeared in various publications over the last 28 years. These include an extraordinary 10 articles that have appeared in the American Rose Annual (plus one in process for the 2014 Annual); and 38 articles that have appeared in the American Rose magazine. In addition I have published more than 150 articles in Rose Exhibitors' Forum; as well as hundreds of articles in district and local society newsletters. My articles in local rose society newsletters have been recognized with an extraordinary 46 ARS Awards of Merit (AOM)

My articles cover every aspect of roses and have been widely reprinted. Many are available on the web. The following is a list of articles currently available on the web - it also gives an insight into the breadth of my interest in roses and knowledge of roses.

Title Publication
All They Can Be” American Rose; The Rose Leaf
“Ten Principles of Rose Pruning“
The Pasadena Rose AOM
“Pruning Miniature Roses”
The Rose Parade; Rose Lore
“Starting Bareroots in Containers“
The Pasadena Rose; The Rose Parade AOM
“Rooting Hormones”
The Rose Parade; Rose Lore AOM
“Water and Roses”
The Rose Parade AOM
“The Magic Water Wand”
The Rose Parade; Rose Lore
“Earthworms and Roses”
The Pasadena Rose; The Rose Parade; Rose Lore AOM
“A Dietary Road Map“
The Rose Parade; Rose Lore
“How to Spray Roses”
The Pasadena Rose; The Rose Parade; Rose Exhibitors' Forum
“pH and Pesticides”
The Rose Parade
“An Insecticide of Merit”
The Rose Parade
“Why We Show  Roses“
The Pasadena Rose; Rose Exhibitors' Forum AOM
“How Roses Are Judged“
The Pasadena Rose; Rose Exhibitors' Forum; Rose Lore
“Reverie"
Rose Exhibitor’s Forum
“My Favorite Polyanthas”
The Rose Parade AOM
“Top Exhibition Roses of the South Central US”
Chattanooga Rose Society Website
"Frank Benardella - The Show Rose Man"
Inside the Rosarian’s Garden
"Selecting a Sprayer"
The Pasadena Rose; Rose Exhibitors' Forum AOM
“Ten Reasons to Join the American Rose Society”
Rose Lore AOM
"Butter Cream, Miniflora Rose"
Rose Lore
"A Rose-E-IQ"
Southland Rose News AOM
"Health Maintenance for Roses"
The Rose Parade
"Hot Tub Silver"
Rose Ramblings AOM
"Bud, Bloom & Beyond"
Rose Ramblings
"An Interview with Tetranychus Urticae"
The Pasadena Rose, Thorn Scratchings AOM
"What to do with Blind Shoots"
The Rose Parade; Rose Lore AOM
“Spider Mites”
The Rose Parade; Rose Lore
"IRS Filing Requirement for Local Societies"
ARS Guidelines for Local Societies