Photo courtesy of Barden, Paul
Rose hybridizer in the Pacific Northwest, retired.
Update: As of late 2011, I have retired from active rose breeding, and no new hybridizing was done in 2012, with plans for future work discontinued. The ornamental horticulture industry is in crisis, and roses have been the most affected by this severe contraction. It is mainly as a result of this industry collapse that I have decided to discontinue my work and pursue other interests.
View my Hybridizer's Journal on Blogspot:
http://paulbarden.blogspot.com/ (no longer an active publication)
Watch a YouTube video of some of my rose photos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WH8G0H0wyo0
In early 2009 Roger Mann's new book, Naming The Rose was published. I contributed over 30 photographs for this book. You can see it at: http://www.amazon.com/Naming-Rose-Roger-Mann/dp/1741668301/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1239564889&sr=8-1
Experienced (35 years)
Last visit: Sunday, October 28th