Regional Consulting Rosarians

         Do you need help growing and selecting roses?

Several of our Potomac Rose Society members are also Consulting Rosarians (CRs). CRs are accredited by the American Rose Society. These Rosarians are passionate about growing roses & sharing their knowledge. CRs do not expect any compensation for the assistance they provide.


Ray Shipley, the Chair of Potomac Rose Society Consulting Rosarian Committee, will be the initial contact person for an individual requesting advice on growing roses. Ray is a 25-year veteran Rosarian and can be contacted at navybng@atlanticbb.net . He will personally answer any inquiry or pass it along to another Rosarian who grows roses in the same geographic area as the person inquiring.


For persons asking for help or advice please submit the following:


1. Name

2. Email

3. City and State

4. USDA climate zone

5. Question

6. Close-up pictures will help diagnose problems

Top photo courtesy of Inez Jackson.