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Rose Care for March

It’s a good time now to give your roses about two cups per plant of alfalfa either pellets (buy at a feed store) or meal (sold at some nurseries). Alfalfa is a great soil amendment and provides a bit of nutrition, it contains a growth hormone triacontanol which is said…
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Betty Boop

‘Betty Boop’ was hybridized by Tom Carruth from a cross of the red blend floribunda, ‘Playboy’ and the pink blend floribunda, ‘Picasso’, and was introduced by Weeks Wholesale Roses in 1999. It is classified by the American Rose Society as a red blend floribunda with 6-12 petals and a very…
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Rose Care for February

Here in northern California, we prune roses from January until mid-February, putting our roses into dormancy to provide a good bloom cycle in the spring. Most of the varieties bloom on new growth. Remember the following: dead, diseased, crossing, and skimpy. Use these four words as a guide to remove…
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Shopping time for new roses

Winter is a great time to shop for new roses.  Whether you’re looking for the newest rose on the market or searching for that special rose to fill a corner of the garden, this is the BEST time of year to shop!  The selection is the widest and prices are…
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Done with your pruning yet?

We’re deep into the winter pruning season.  This is the brief period of time when roses in Marin go into semi-dormancy, and the best time to do your annual pruning.  If you’re not quite done, or are just getting started, here are some things that may be of help: Learn…
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Upcoming Events

March 2021

The Unseen Spring at the Huntington Rose Garden

March 9 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PST
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Are you an admirer of the roses ‘Julia Child’, ‘Dick Clark’, ‘Hot Cocoa’ or ‘Ebb Tide’?  If so, you will want to join us on, when The Marin Rose Society will welcome famed rose breeder (of those varieties and many more), and curator of the rose collection at the Huntington Library and Garden, Tom Carruth!   Tom will be talking on "The Unseen Spring at the Huntington Rose Garden". Tom's contributions to the world of roses are almost too numerous to…

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The Scourge of Chili Thrips

March 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST

This program sponsored by the American Rose Society; more program information to follow. Photo courtesy of South Florida Rose

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Modes of Action—Chemicals

March 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

This program is sponsored by the American Rose Society; additional program information to follow.

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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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