Saturday, May 8, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Rose Advice

Andy Langley of Conard-Pyle Roses will be in the Russell’s Garden Center rose yard to help you select the perfect rose for your garden. Since its founding in 1897, The Conard-Pyle Co. has evolved from a retail mail order firm specializing in roses, to a wholesale container nursery. Today, they grow an extensive range of perennials, ground covers, grasses, woody ornamental plants and roses (see the Knock Out rose below.)

As one of the pioneer container growers on the East Coast and currently one of the largest and most respected, Conard-Pyle has over 5 million plants growing in its Pennsylvania and Maryland nurseries. In the San Joaquin Valley of California, it grows an equal quantity of Star® Roses.

Over 75 years ago, Robert Pyle laid the foundation that still exists at The Conard-Pyle Co. today. A beautiful garden begins with exceptional plants. By establishing friendships with nurseries and hybridizers all over the world, Pyle expanded its horticultural palette. These friendships have allowed them to work with some of the world’s most innovative nurseries to introduce plants that have passed the ultimate test — the rigorous American climate.  The event is free. For more information, log on to, or call 508-358-2283.