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Peace

Some have accused this writer of being an Anglophile for featuring so many English roses. Well, here’s one for the French. The story of the rose, ‘Peace’, is well known to rose lovers, but always puts a lump in my throat and hope in my heart. The Meilland Family of France …
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For Lots of Roses this Spring, Prune Now

I love roses.  There’s nothing quite like walking through the garden in May and feasting on a bonanza of beauty, color, form, and fragrance. To get a bounty of flowers, besides sun, water and good soil, roses need to be pruned. And now is prime pruning season. Even as an avid …
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Easy Does it

Every year the All America Rose Selections (AARS) tests new rose bushes in gardens across the U.S. After two years of testing, they select the best varieties for disease resistance, growth qualities and overall appeal. The only AARS winner for 2010 was ‘Easy Does It’. It is distinctively delightful, and as …
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Buying New Rose Plants

You’ve been pouring over catalogs, making lists, seeing how many new roses you can squeeze into your garden. Now it’s time to decide about actually buying the roses. There are a few things to decide before you go any further – What should I be looking for when choosing a bare …
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Memphis Music

‘Memphis Music’ is a sport of ‘Memphis Magic’. It has a very striking deep red color with yellow stripes. Because it is a sport, it varies considerably in the variegation and may revert to all red as found in its parent, ‘Memphis Magic’. It is successful in exhibition, winning many …
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Upcoming Events

January 2022

David Austin & the Romance of English Roses

January 25 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PST
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Join us to learn the history of David Austin Roses and what makes them truly romantic as well as the family lines of these roses, varied forms and growth habits, shade tolerance, fragrance, growing tips, and their varied uses in the garden. Our guest speaker is Suzanne Horn, who has quickly become a favorite speaker here at the MRS.  Not only is she a Consulting Rosarian, a successful exhibitor and an ARS Horticultural Judge, but she is an expert in…

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February 2022

Bugs: Destructives, Beneficials, and Benigns

February 8 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PST
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Our speaker will be Joe Truskot, ARS Master Rosarian, and president of the Monterey Bay Rose Society. Joe has been growing roses in his garden in Salinas since 1993 with experience cultivating more than 300 different varieties and cultivars including hybrid teas, floribundas, miniatures, old garden and species roses, and several forms of climbing roses. He was Consulting Rosarian of the year for NCNH in 2016 and is a frequent lecturer at rose societies and garden clubs.  As the host of…

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March 2022

Flowers in Film: The Sequel

March 8 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PST
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We are delighted to present the Bay Area’s own Jan Wahl, in her presentation; "FLOWERS IN FILM, THE SEQUEL”.  We’ll celebrate flowers in film, look at the way they have been used in many movies and characters.  We will also journey through movies that have had an impact on our lives. Jan Wahl is one of the best-known movie reviewers in the USA and lives right here in Marin County.  This session will be VERY popular so be sure to…

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Care Basics

Need help with planting, pruning, pests or disease? We’ve got lots of information on all phases of rose care plus what to do in the garden each month.

How To

If you like to learn by watching, we’ve got short videos on a variety of topics like pruning your roses, growing new roses from cuttings, taking photographs and more.

Resources

Have a rose question?  Looking for a place to see or buy roses? Check out our list of Consulting Rosarians, public rose gardens and on-line sources to buy roses.

About Us

We’ve been an active organization of rose lovers for more than forty years.  Learn more about who we are and how you can participate.

Roses FYI

Pruning And Training Your Climbing Rose
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The Difference Between Own Root and Grafted Roses
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Growing Roses In Containers
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Leaves turning yellow? Your plants may be showing signs of chlorosis; learn more about how to treat this nutrient deficiency.
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Get some “how to” tips for creating a simple flower arrangement using your roses
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Learn more about the Marin Rose Society with A Celebration
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Pruning And Training Your Climbing Rose
The Difference Between Own Root and Grafted Roses
Growing Roses In Containers
YouTube video
Leaves turning yellow? Your plants may be showing signs of chlorosis; learn more about how to treat this nutrient deficiency.
YouTube video
Get some “how to” tips for creating a simple flower arrangement using your roses
Learn more about the Marin Rose Society with A Celebration
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