The Garden Guy

By Norman Winter | Horticulturist, Author, Speaker

The Garden Guy was not stopping to smell the roses but instead stared in awe at the form of a rose bud. Even though this new rose variety called Suñorita is considered a miniflora, the bud looked like a classic tiny hybrid tea. Then, out of nowhere as if to confirm my admiration a butterfly landed on top and proceeded to investigate.


The New Year will recognize Suñorita as the American Rose Society’s 2022 Winner of the Award of Excellence. It was 49 years ago that the American Rose Society took a bold step to form the Award of Excellence to recognize new miniature and miniflora rose varieties of superior quality and marked distinctions.