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Rose Care for April

Ideally, roses need five to six gallons of water per week. Make sure your roses have good drainage and don’t sit in standing water. If you plant in terra cotta pots with a single drainage hole, make sure that roots don’t find their way through the hole and gradually expand…
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What’s Bugging Your Roses?

I love roses, and there’s nothing quite as wonderful as strolling through the garden on a spring morning to peruse their abundant new growth and witness the transformation from spindly sticks to bountiful mounds of green sporting delicious new roses.  But there, out of the corner of my eye, I…
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Shelter in place includes the rose garden!

During these unusual times of being homebound, think of all the GREAT things you can do in the garden! Spend time simply enjoying the lush new growth and developing flowers. Take a closer look; see if you can spot any insects you don’t recognize and try to identify them –…
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Garden Design in Marin

On Tuesday evening, March 10, the Marin Rose Society was very happy to welcome Mr. Dane Rose of Mystical Landscapes, Inc to speak on his experiences in garden design in Marin county.   Mr. Rose is that unique individual who combines a designer’s eye with the practical aspects of understanding his…
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Sombreuil

‘Sombreuil’, sold in Europe as ‘Mlle de Sombreuil’, dates back to 1850. It is sometimes found as ‘Colonial White’ as well. Legend has it that it was named after a heroine of the French Revolution who is reputed to have drunk the blood of an aristocrat to prove her father’s…
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Upcoming Events

April 2020

MRS Panel: Preparing roses for the Rose Show – CANCELLED

April 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
Community Room, 300 Drakes Landing Road
Greenbrae, CA 94904 United States
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May 2020

Marin Celebrates Roses – CANCELLED

May 9 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT

Annual Rose and Rose Photography Show; talks, videos, sale of blooms and more

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From My Fair Lady to American Beauty: Flowers In Film

May 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
Community Room, 300 Drakes Landing Road
Greenbrae, CA 94904 United States
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Jan Wahl presents “From My Fair Lady to American Beauty:  Flowers In Film.”  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 mark your calendars!

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June 2020

NCNH District Horticulture Judges School

June 6 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT
Baldo’s Acres, 7556 Hickory Ave
Orangevale, CA United States

Cost: $10 Lunch includedDeadline for registration is May 25, 2020 Contact Person: Martine LaBelle • 510.367.2797Please identify any food issues prior to the deadline. We will do our best to accommodate any needs.

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ARS SPRING 2020 NATIONAL CONVENTION – Postponed

June 17 @ 9:00 am - June 21 @ 5:00 pm PDT

"Roses of the Wild West"

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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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