The monthly meeting of the Houston Rose Society this month is on Thursday, July 13, 2017. The meeting begins at 7:30 pm at the Cherie Flores Pavilion at the north end of Hermann Park. Admission is free. The public is welcome.

July 13, 2017
    Rainwater Harvesting and Water Conservation

    by Marjorie Forster, VP Programs

Are your roses thirsty? The water they like best is RAINWATER. What we like best about rainwater is that it’s FREE! Summer in Houston can mean no rain at all, or a Texas gully washer. But on August 10, Harris County Extension Agent Robert “Skip” Richter will teach us how to harvest and conserve any rain that comes our way.

Skip Richter received his master’s degree in Horticulture from Texas A&M University. He has been with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for 28 years in Montgomery, Travis, and Harris County where he currently serves as a County Extension Agent in Horticulture. An enthusiastic student and teacher of natural gardening techniques, he has written a bi-weekly internet column for the National Gardening Association and numerous newspaper and magazine articles on gardening. His “Gardening with Skip” YouTube channel features over 120 brief gardening videos. Skip is a contributing editor to Texas Gardener magazine, and host of the “Gardening Success” radio show.

Skip’s new book, Texas Month-by-Month Gardening, provides guidance on planting and caring for your garden and landscape every month of the year. Get your free raffle ticket when you arrive, to be eligible for door prizes including a copy of Texas Month-by-Month Gardening! Additional copies of the book will be available for purchase and personally autographed by Skip.

Refreshments and networking begin at 7:00; the program starts at 7:30 pm.. Bring a friend!

Consulting Rosarian for June is Suzanne Gilbert. Bring her your questions.

Grand Prix continues this month. Bring your blooms. If you have not entered before, we have members who can show you what to do to enter your blooms.

To read about past programs of the Houston Rose Society, click here.

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