Believed to be approximately 35 million years old, roses have long been admired by humans. Responding to a renaissance in rose-growing popularity, horticulturist Greg Stack of University of Illinois Extension created this brief online guide to rose gardening in the Midwest. The guide includes sections on Planting, Pruning, Site Selection & Bed Preparation, Winter Protection, and more. The guide also addresses rose plant selection, diseases and pests, rose history, and rose varieties. Selected references, instructional online videos, and mail order sources are included as well.