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More New Introductions for 2020

Bareroot season is in full swing, and nurseries, big box stores and on-line suppliers have a great selection. It’s also when new varieties are being introduced so be ready to be dazzled by the gorgeous photos and provocative descriptions. Keep in mind that as these varieties are brand new to…
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January Meeting Makes the Cuts

The Marin Rose Society kicked-off their 2020 program schedule on January 14 with the annual Winter Pruning Demonstration. This is a favorite among our members and guests alike, and this year it was even more engaging as we set up four separate pruning “stations” and allowed the attendees to get…
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Growing Roses from Cuttings

Recently, a team of Marin Rose Society members were busy pruning roses in one of our client’s rose garden as part of our annual fundraising project. Some of the team members were gathering cuttings to try their hand at rose propagation. As they were selecting cuttings, most confessed they were…
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So, what is a bareroot rose?

Bareroot roses are dormant plants supplied without soil around the roots.  They have no foliage or flowers that makes transportation easier and much less expensive. This time of year, nurseries are brimming with bareroot plants – roses, trees and vines; it’s a great time to shop for plants as the…
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Rose Care for January

December’s rains ended Marin’s drought and gave our gardens the deep water soaking our roses and other thirsty plants needed. Now we must prepare our roses for what I hope will be a beautiful and bountiful blooming season. Winter in the garden is the time to get to the “bare…
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February 2020

Things to consider when setting up an Irrigation System for Roses

February 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PST
Community Room, 300 Drakes Landing Road
Greenbrae, CA 94904
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Tom Bressen will share “Things to consider when setting up an Irrigation System for Roses” which should be helpful for gardeners with existing systems OR those that are setting up a drip system for the first time.  There should be lots of GREAT practical knowledge for rose growers of all levels of experience.  Tom should know!  He is the founder of the Urban Farmer Stores throughout the Bay Area!   Marin Rose Society Talk Notes  

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March 2020

Garden Design Principles

March 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
Community Room, 300 Drakes Landing Road
Greenbrae, CA 94904 United States
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Author and gardener Dane Rose will speak about "Garden Design Principles".  "How do we decide what to do with our garden overall or a specific area? Design principles help sort through all the options to bring us the highest amount of personal value for the lowest cost in time, money and natural resources. Come join us for a presentation on deciding what to do. Signed copies of the only two books written specifically about gardening in Marin will be available.…

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NCNH District Spring Business Meeting

March 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
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April 2020

NCNH District Horticulture Judges School

April 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT
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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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