Meet Whoopi, Dolly and Della -- and other "stars" of the rose garden.
By Susan Morgan and Marie HoferMore in Outdoors
Hybridizer Robbie Tucker of Rosemania takes rose-naming very seriously. "Roses are like children to me, so naming them is very important." He likes to name his roses after inspirational people. When he selected this stunning miniature, he thought about singer Amy Grant and worked to get this light pink rose named after her. According to Tucker, the rose's color is quite unique, especially in combination with its glossy, dark green foliage and good disease resistance. Grant and singer-husband Vince Gill accepted her rose at an American Rose Society meeting in Nashville. At Grant's request, for every 'Amy Grant' sold, Nor'East Miniature Roses donates 50 cents to the Target House at St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.