best climate in the U.S. for Roses???
Hi Everyone -
This may sound like a very crazy question, but I am hoping to get as many opinions as possible about the best part of the U.S. to grow roses (and garden in general). I used to live in Northeast Kansas (zone 5) and did quite well there. I had to give up my rose garden when I moved to NYC to work on my PhD. I am starting to think about job possibilities after I finish my degree, and the whole thing seems overwhelming. Since the whole country is a possibility, I thought - why not limit my search to universities and colleges located in areas where roses do really well? Gardening is my stress relief and a huge source of peace. Since I hope that this next move will be my last one, I'd like a place where gardening is somewhat easy. All I know is zone 5, so I'd love to hear about the pro and cons of other locations. :-) It might not work out, but it certainly can't hurt to ask! So, any recommendations?