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One Dastardly Disease

Cooler weather, dew on leaves longer in the morning, and the first real rains of the season, can bring with it a bane of the rose garden – rust.  This fungal disease with orange, powdery pustules on the undersides of leaves makes rust easy to identify. They start out yellow…
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Irresistible

This month I’ll venture off into a land I’ve not had much experience with, miniature roses. Although I planted lots of them for my mother, (oh yes, watered, pruned and fertilized too), they were HER roses, and did very well there. However for me, not so great. But there are…
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Get Creative with your Roses

Fall is here and with it comes longer nights and cooler temperatures.  This season can produce some of the best roses of the year; the plants are larger than in spring, fewer pests about and shorter days can produce some amazingly colored blossoms.  If you have some gorgeous blooms, how…
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Rose Care for October

As I write this, it is hard to believe that fall officially starts tomorrow. But the calendar doesn’t lie, and if we have a normal fall, the rains should start in mid-October. Don’t let a few early showers fool you. If an inch of rain has not fallen during the…
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Is it Mosaic Virus?

Those leaves with the striking green and yellow marbled patterns festooning one of your rose plants may look like Mother Nature as artist, but don’t be fooled. More than likely, it’s the result of rose mosaic virus.  You may see yellow, white, or brownish lines, bands, rings, wavy lines, vein…
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March 2020

NCNH District Spring Business Meeting – CANCELLED

March 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
North Bay Rose Society, 333Amador Street
Vallejo, CA United States

MEETING CANCELLED due to COVID-19. Coffee and light refreshments from 9:00 a.m. Meeting from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Please bring a dish to share for lunch. There is NO oven in the facility. Consulting Rosarian seminar at 1:00 p.m. by Rebecca Shaw on "Speaking in Public" (one point).  

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April 2020

MRS Panel: Preparing roses for the Rose Show – CANCELLED

April 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
Via Zoom CA United States + Google Map
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July 2020

From My Fair Lady to American Beauty: Flowers In Film

July 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
Via Zoom CA United States + Google Map

We are delighted to present the Bay Area's own Jan Wahl, in her presentation; 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…

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Gertrude Jekyll’s Lost Garden

July 18 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am PDT

Claude Graves presents "Gertrude Jekyll's Lost Garden" Gertrude Jekyll was the world’s premier garden designer during the early 1900s. Come along to London on a virtual visit to a restored Jekyll garden and hear the improbable story of the discovery and amazing re-construction of a long-lost historic garden. This feat is even more incredible when you consider it was accomplished single-handedly by one woman who had no previous gardening experience. Her restored garden is now internationally recognized as the most…

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August 2020

A Faraway World of Roses—France and England in 2019

August 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
Via Zoom CA United States

From the South of France, land of old Tea roses, to the streets of London, a few magical experiences of roses, and implications for the future of roses and gardens with Gregg Lowery. Although Gregg is no stranger to those of us in the rose world, he says about himself:  "I have been a passionate gardener and collector of plants for the past 40 years. My collection of historic roses formed the basis of a nursery I developed and managed…

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ARS 2020 NATIONAL CONVENTION – CANCELLED

August 26 @ 9:00 am - August 30 @ 5:00 pm PDT

"Roses of the Wild West"

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September 2020

Simple Steps to improve your Smartphone Photography

September 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
Via Zoom CA United States + Google Map

This presentation will concentrate on simple steps to improve your Smartphone photography.  By applying several basic principles of photography along with some new camera skills, your photos will go from an ordinary snapshot to one you will want to share and maybe even enter in a rose show. In addition, we will discuss apps for post-processing and add-on camera gear. The program will also feature a review of rose photos where we can discuss how the photo was taken and more.…

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NCNH District Fall Business Meeting and Awards Presentation

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Via Zoom CA United States + Google Map

Virtual Meeting  via ZOOM For more information, contact: Sue Bennett sue_c_bennett@att.net or phone: 1-916-791-9459

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Ninfa, The Most Romantic Garden in the World!

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT

2020 Virtual Green Thumb Educational Seminar “Ninfa, The Most Romantic Garden in the World!” VIA: GoToWebinar.com Seminar is Free but Registration is Required

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October 2020

A Tour of Private Italian Gardens

October 13 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
Via Zoom CA United States + Google Map

A Tour of Private Italian Gardens; a chance for MRS members and guests to get a view into gardens not usually open to the public.  There will be specimen examples of OGR's and Species roses, and modern roses will also be represented, perhaps different varieties (though) than what we see here in California.  Please join us for what promises to be an info-packed presentation as well as a great trip! Our Speaker:  Jerry Georgette lives in San Carlos, is now…

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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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