The monthly meeting of the Houston Rose Society this month is on Thursday, January 11, 2018. 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.

January 11, 2018
    Modern Roses for a Troubled Earth

    by Marjorie Forster, VP Programs

Looking for roses with beautiful, prolific blooms, hardy growth, and superior disease resistance? Join us on January 11th as Lothar Behnke of Weeks Roses shares information on how to arm your garden with the latest weapons against Rose Rosette and other major rose diseases. Top Gun, new for 2018, has outstanding disease resistance, with decorative, semi-double red blooms suffused with dark burgundy growing in clusters on a rounded bush. You will be among the first to learn about all of Weeks Nursery’s rose introductions for 2018!

Lothar Behnke represents Weeks Roses and Simple Pleasures in the states of TX, NM, AZ, NV, OK, KS, NE, SD, ND, WY, and MT, and Iseli Nursery primarily in TX and OK. Born to a family in the greenhouse industry in East Germany, Lothar immigrated to Canada with his family in 1958, worked for the family horticultural business, and graduated from DuPage Horticultural School in West Chicago. For almost 30 years, he operated a Garden Center and Landscaping firm in Winnipeg, Canada, and engaged in numerous Radio and TV shows on horticultural topics. Much of his time is still spent teaching seminars and attending events on roses and other horticultural subjects from his home in the Dallas, TX area.

Door prizes to be awarded at the January meeting include Weeks rose bushes, courtesy of Weeks Nursery and Congo Gardens in Pasadena TX. Shefaali of Adora Arts will also join us, and will donate rose candles for the raffle that are guaranteed to be beautiful even when the roses in your garden are not! Be sure to get your free raffle ticket when you sign in, to be eligible for the door prizes.

Networking and refreshments begin at 7:00; the program starts at 7:30 pm. Parking is free in Lot C, at Hermann Drive and Crawford Street.

Consulting Rosarian this month is Mary Fulgham.
Bring your rose questions.

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

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