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Gray squirrels busily gathered plump acorns as browning elm leaves swirled across the Marin Art & Garden lawn, the Rose Garden now in the lengthening shadows of an Indian summer afternoon. I had come for inspiration for our last Rose of the Month column. The difficulty is not to be…
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Rose Care for November/December

Spring, summer, fall and voila winter!!!! Fortunately or unfortunately, here in our lovely state, specifically Marin county, our winter is not snow, or ice but rather tons of rain. Normally, the rain starts in November and ends in March. So, compared to the rest of the country, our winter is…
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One Dastardly Disease

Cooler weather, dew on leaves longer in the morning, and the first real rains of the season, can bring with it a bane of the rose garden – rust.  This fungal disease with orange, powdery pustules on the undersides of leaves makes rust easy to identify. They start out yellow…
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Irresistible

This month I’ll venture off into a land I’ve not had much experience with, miniature roses. Although I planted lots of them for my mother, (oh yes, watered, pruned and fertilized too), they were HER roses, and did very well there. However for me, not so great. But there are…
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Get Creative with your Roses

Fall is here and with it comes longer nights and cooler temperatures.  This season can produce some of the best roses of the year; the plants are larger than in spring, fewer pests about and shorter days can produce some amazingly colored blossoms.  If you have some gorgeous blooms, how…
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Upcoming Events

January 2021

New Varieties and New Trends for Roses In Gardens

January 12, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PST
Via Zoom CA United States + Google Map

We are thrilled to have Rebecca Koraytem, the US Sales Executive from David Austin Roses, join us for a Zoom meeting! She will be discussing “New Varieties and New Trends for Roses in Gardens”. Rebecca is an enthusiastic and engaging speaker and well versed on the growing of roses from research to the field to market. You will enjoy her talent to share information and won’t want to miss this presentation

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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.

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