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Sophy’s Rose

I obtained this rose a year ago after seeing Betty Mott’s entry in a rose show. I’m not a big fan of Austin roses, thinking the heads tend to droop too much, but this one is captivating. Mine is more of a stunning magenta color, with a lovely round flat …
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Soaker Hoses

Want to give your roses a slow deep watering, but aren’t ready for drip irrigation? A soaker hose might be the way to go. Most often made from recycled tires, the hoses’ rough surface contains millions of tiny pores that allows water to seep into the soil evenly and slowly. …
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Altissimo

‘Altissimo’ was bred in France by Georges Delbard and Andre Chabert in 1966 from a cross of a medium red, semi-double, large-flowered climber called ‘Tenor’ and an unnamed seedling. The team of Delbard and Chabert hybridized many other roses in France – the most famous here besides ‘Altissimo’ are the orange blend floribunda, ‘Gingersnap’, and …
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Wild Blue Yonder

This is a wild new rose! The first lavender-mauve blend rose to be awarded the AARS award since 1978. This large grandiflora has flowers that are ruffled and wavy— almost like camellia flowers and up to four and a half inches across. The petals are a deep reddish color and …
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Upcoming Events

October 2021

Evaluating Your Rose Garden and Making Tough Decisions

October 12 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
Via Zoom CA United States + Google Map

October is the perfect time to decide which roses to grow the following year.  This presentation will guide some decision-making criteria that will lead to a better rose garden in 2022. Our speaker will be Joe Truskot, ARS Master Rosarian and president of the Monterey Bay Rose Society. He 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,…

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Zooming for Roses

October 31 - November 1
Via Zoom CA United States + Google Map
Free

NCNH Fall District Conference via Zoom Check back for detailed conference information.

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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

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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Pruning And Training Your Climbing Rose
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The Difference Between Own Root and Grafted Roses
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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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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.
Pruning And Training Your Climbing Rose
The Difference Between Own Root and Grafted Roses
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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