Mike's profile

Mike's infobox
Roses are the anchor plants in my gardens; I grow them for their exquisite beauty, their amazing diversity of color and form, and their long blooming season. I'm also a research analyst by profession, and tend to bring that mindset to gardening. I have a large reference library on rose culture from which I've learned a lot, but the best learning comes from my own experience. That includes having cultivated rose gardens in three very different settings over the past 20 years, and overcoming a wide assortment of challenges. I enjoy combining my interest in gardening with my love of photography, and have taken Best In Show in the photography division of the American Rose Society's Annual Convention. I think of my photographs as "botanical portraits" that are typically characterized by a shallow depth of field and a distinctive combination of light and shadow.

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Mike's badges:
Seed Starter Container Gardener Roses Bulbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Peonies Clematis Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Dog Lover Cat Lover Birds Region: New York Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Ideas: Level 1

Some info about Mike:
  • Joined on February 9, 2010
  • Name: Mike Stewart
  • Location: Lower Hudson Valley, NY
  • USDA Zone: 6b
  • Interests: Roses and Perennial Gardening, Wildlife and Botanical Photography, Old Time Appalachian String Bands, Furniture Making and Restoration
  • Birthday: March 10
  • Thumbs-ups: 1,209 received, 75 given.
  • Items given special acorn tips: 23 received, 2 given.
  • Mike's active areas of the database
  • Roses (423 contributions.)
  • Clematis (12 contributions.)
  • Gardening Ideas by Mike:
    The Most Loved and Beautiful of Flowers

     

     

     

     

     

     

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