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

March 8, 2018
    Essentials of Growing Roses

    by Marjorie Forster, VP Programs

Letís go Back to the Basics with one of the best, on Thursday, March 8, as James Laperouse shares the essentials of growing prize winning roses. This program is based on advice extracted through the years from many top-notch rosarians of our South Central District of the ARS, as well as from growers all over the U.S. There will also be tidbits that James has learned from his own "trial & error" experiences! It will serve as a primer for beginners just starting out, as well as a refresher course for experienced growers.

James has been both a Houston Rose Society and American Rose Society member since 1984. He is a former HRS board member, a Consulting Rosarian for the past ten years, and became an ARS Horticultural Rose Judge two years ago. He has been a featured speaker on rose cultivation at several area garden clubs and HRS meetings. He and his wife, Debbie, are avid rose exhibitors and have garnered numerous trophies at the local, district and national levels. Their home gardens have been featured many times on the annual HRS Rose Tours. James and Debbie are both HRS Bronze Medal recipients.

Networking and refreshments begin at 7:00 pm; the program starts at 7:30 pm. Bring your favorite snack to share. HRS meetings take place the second Thursday of each month at the Cherie Flores Pavilion, 1500 Hermann Drive, Houston Texas 77004. Parking is free in Lot C, at Hermann Drive and Crawford Street. Invite a friend or two, and be sure to get your free raffle ticket when you arrive. Admission is free, meetings are open to the public, and guests are always welcome.

Consulting Rosarian this Month is Gaye Hammond. Bring her your rose questions.

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

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