Building Garden Beds for Roses

January is the perfect time to prepare and build new beds for your roses. We are fortunate to have Angela Chandler teach us how to select the perfect site for constructing a bed to grow roses and companion plants.

Angela owns “The Garden Academy” and teaches gardening and micro-homesteading, Gulf Coast style”. She is a lifelong gardener with a passion for learning and for teaching. She and her husband Fred enjoy a half- acre micro-homestead in Highlands, Texas, where they grow vegetables, fruits, herbs, and bee-friendly plants. They have chickens, beehives, and pet goats. Rounding out the family are their two dogs – a Lab mix named Harley, and a little mutt named “Ditch”.

She is a member of the Garden Writers Association, and a retired Texas Master Gardener and Texas Master Naturalist. At The Arbor Gate Nursery in Tomball, Texas, she currently teaches classes, provides a wide variety of horticultural advice, and handles their monthly blog.

For more information and how to contact Angela, go to or the Garden Academy Facebook page at

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