The monthly meeting of the Houston Rose Society this month is on Thursday, June 14, 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.

June 14, 2018
    Organic Rose Protocols and Plant Health

    by Marjorie Forster, VP Programs

  Healthy plants are a top priority of rosarians, and an increasing number of those who grow roses for pleasure or for show are doing so organically. This involves not just using fewer chemicals, but giving your roses what they need and want for robust growth, productivity and disease resistance. Join us June 14 at the Cherie Flores Pavilion, 1500 Hermann Drive, Houston 77004, as Daniel Milliken presents the program, “Organic Rose Protocols and Plant Health”. This program qualifies for one hour Consulting Rosarian continuing education audit credit with the American Rose Society.

Daniel Milliken is a 9th generation Texan who dates his roots back to the Taylor family, warriors and settlers. Speaking of roots, Daniel is an avid plant health nut; loves soil, soil biology, root anatomy and the amazing way they all work together. He spent several years running an organic and edible focused landscaping company before taking on his recent role as Lead Horticulturist for the Hermann Park Conservancy. Due to his strong Texan heritage Daniel is drawn to native Texas plants and conserving the natural setting.

Daniel has always loved Memorial Park and enjoys the nature in motion that he experiences in his current role as Conservation Programs Manager for the Memorial Park Conservancy. He attended Stratford High School on the west side of Houston and is a Spartan to the core. He, his wife, their two daughters, and their rescued pets live in the Braeswood area. He loves introducing beginner vegetable gardeners and novices to new or better ways to grow their own plants. In fact, he has a radio show called Home Show Garden Pros and you can learn from him about gardening on Sports Radio 610 every Saturday morning at 7.

Bring a rose or roses in a vase to participate in “Grow and Tell”. Be sure to get your free raffle ticket for the Door Prize drawing. Refreshments and social time begin at 7:00, and the program starts at 7:30 pm. Invite a friend - and bring your favorite snack to share.

HRS Consulting Rosarian of the Month is Susan Kelly with gardening tips for June.

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

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