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Prevention is the Best Medicine

Roses dotted with rust or beaded with aphids, whiteflies on geraniums, fruit trees blackened by fireblight or twisted and deformed by peach leaf curl – all are examples of nasty pests that, with a little preventive action now, can be reduced or eliminated from the upcoming spring garden. That bit…
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How about a rose plant for Valentine’s Day?

Want to give a Valentine’s gift that keeps on giving?  Buy a rose plant!  While it may not look like much now, get it in the ground now and you can have roses April through November! Nurseries are brimming with a wide variety of roses in sizes, forms and flower…
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Rose Care for February

February is one of my favorite months in the garden. It is a time to look back and think about last year’s challenges and look forward to working towards a healthy, water wise, environmentally friendly garden. Most rose gardeners are working hard to finish up their pruning to meet the…
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Planting a Bare Root Rose

Immediately after bringing your new bare root rose home, soak it in water for a minimum of 1 to 6 hours.  It is safe to leave them in water for up to 6 days.  This is to rehydrate your rose and to help it come back to life in your…
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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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Upcoming Events

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

MRS Panel: Preparing roses for the Rose Show

April 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
Community Room, 300 Drakes Landing Road
Greenbrae, CA 94904 United States
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NCNH District Horticulture Judges School

April 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT
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May 2020

Marin Celebrates Roses

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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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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