Ann Hooper is an American Rose Society Consulting Rosarian Emeritus. She has been growing roses for more than 30 years, and cares for nearly 400 rose plants at her home near Boston. She is also the owner of a small mailorder supplier of rose care products.
A rose hobbyist who believes that every gardener deserves to have a satisfying and successful experience with roses, Ann is delighted to share her knowledge of rose culture with anyone who would like to discover the thrill of growing fabulous roses.
We hope you enjoy Ann’s rose culture advice, delivered with her own unique humor and practicality.
Dear Rose Friends,
It is with great sadness that we must report our good rose friend, Ann Hooper, passed away on April 12th, 2011. Ann was an enthusiastic friend of the rose and classy lady who loved helping people grow better roses. She was an American Rose Society Consulting Rosarian Emeritus.
Ann grew and loved roses for more than 30 years, tending at one point up to 400 plants in her home garden near Boston. She also owned a small mail order firm for rose care products called Primary Products.
Ann’s rose hobby was all consuming. She believed every gardener deserved a satisfying and successful experience with roses. Ann was delighted to share her knowledge of rose culture with anyone who would like to discover the thrill of growing fabulous roses. That’s why she enjoyed answering your questions so much.
If you recently submitted a question to Ask Ann (in the two weeks prior to her death), this and future inquiries will likely go unanswered as we regroup from this terrible and unexpected loss. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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