The monthly meeting of the Houston Rose Society this month is on Thursday, June 8, 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.

June 8, 2017
    Think Like a Plant!

    by Marjorie Forster, VP Programs

Come prepared to learn about growing beautiful roses from the soil up, as Dr. David Reed gets messy at his demonstration table at the Cherie Flores Pavilion on June 8. Dr. Reed loves to teach, and you will love learning to think like a plant (make that, think like a rose). He will show us how Soil Composition + Fertilizer + Water = Beautiful Roses.

David William Reed is Professor of Horticulture in the Department of Horticultural Sciences at Texas A&M University. He obtained his B.S. degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette LA, and received both his Masters and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Cornell University. He has been on the faculty at Texas A&M University since 1978, where he has a joint teaching and research appointment. Dr. Reed is in demand as a speaker at various industry and professional seminars throughout the country, and was key presenter at the San Antonio Rose Society’s recent Consulting Rosarian School.

Dr. Reed’s research focuses on plant nutrition, especially iron nutrition, and the effects of water quality and salinity on plants. You will take home “how to” knowledge about what your roses need if they are to thrive. Get your free raffle ticket when you arrive, to be eligible for special door prizes. Refreshments and networking begin at 7:00; the program starts at 7:30 pm. Bring a friend!

Consulting Rosarian for June is James Laperouse. Bring him 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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