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St Patrick

My favorite colors are green and yellow, so what could be a more perfect combination than our Rose of the Month, ‘St. Patrick’? Although this presentation is a bit late for its namesakes’ holiday, still a lovely addition to any garden. I’ve grown this rose for several years and it…
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Water – Use It Wisely

We are lucky to be able to turn a faucet, flip a switch, or program a dial and get good quality water. At a cost. The price of water in Marin continues to increase, and with the tiered systems used by Marin water providers, the more you use the more…
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Pierre de Ronsard

One of the most beautiful romantic roses ever created is the Meilland rose, ‘Pierre de Ronsard’. France’s “prince of poets” was an avid gardener, and it was appropriate to commemorate him with a rose by his name. He was best known for his romantic sonnets. The city of Paris decided…
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Garden Bad Guys – Rose Curculios

Have you ever seen these critters in your rose garden? Or worse yet, do you have any of these symptoms that they’ve been there? Roses with petals that resemble Swiss cheese. Young buds and stems that have holes or are broken just below the bud.  Meet the really bad guys…
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Complicata

It is often difficult for rosarians with limited space to plant a rose that blooms only once, especially if it gets rather large. In the case of ‘Complicata’ it is worth it! In The Graham Stuart Thomas Rose Book, Thomas says of ‘Complicata’, “In the light sandy soil in my…
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January 2021

New Roses for your Garden

January 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST

Sponsored by the American Rose Society; more information on this program to follow.

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New Varieties and New Trends for Roses In Gardens

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

The Marin Rose Society is delighted to welcome Rebecca Koraytem, the US Sales Executive for David Austin Roses!  She will be speaking on 'New Varieties and New Trends for Roses in Gardens'.  We look forward to her very special expertise in this area to help inform our garden planning for 2021.  As almost all California gardeners love David Austin Roses, this presentation will be of great interest to our MRS members and guests! A bit more about Rebecca in particular:  A…

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February 2021

Roses in Containers

February 9 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PST
Via Zoom CA United States + Google Map
Free

We are excited to welcome a great speaker, grower and Master Rosarian, Suzanne Horn, who will present on "Roses in Containers".  This is a topic near to her heart as she grows all of her prize-winning roses this way.  In addition to being an American Rose Society Consulting Rosarian and Horticultural Judge, among her many activities, Suzanne writes an ongoing column for the Pacific Southwest Rose Society.  Suzanne is well-known in Southern California rose circles so we are excited to…

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March 2021

The Unseen Spring at the Huntington Rose Garden

March 9 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PST
Via Zoom CA United States + Google Map
Free

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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April 2021

Climate-Smart Gardening: Impact, Mitigation, and Adaptation

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

Climate change is impacting Marin gardens and gardeners. Come and learn about the present and future local impacts of climate change on gardens. Explore evidence-based actions gardeners can take to be part of the solution – helping to mitigate climate change. Also learn about best practices we can employ to adapt our gardens to our changing local climate. Kathy Hunting, a Master Gardener since 2014, is an environmental health scientist by training. She lives on a sunny acre in Point…

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May 2021

Landscaping with Roses by Michael Marriott

May 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

Michael Marriott is one of the world’s leading rosarians.  He is also well-known for his rose garden design, and is an advocate of practical gardening techniques and organic methods. As a garden designer, he is known for dense romantic beds whether purely roses or mixed with perennials. His enthusiasm is infectious, and his knowledge of roses is encyclopedic, especially for species roses, old roses, climbers and ramblers, the best modern roses and of course, David Austin’s English Roses. Michael was an integral part of…

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Famous Faces

May 11 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
Via Zoom CA United States + Google Map

“Famous Faces”; roses named for famous or notorious people.  Very few are recently famous - most are movie stars, politicians, opera stars, historical people, Kings and Queens, etc. It is interesting to know who your roses are hanging out with. This presentation will be a departure for Jolene, one of our very favorite presenters.  This is just going to be "fun" although I expect, knowing Jolene, that there will be lots of good advice mixed in with those histories. Jolene…

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June 2021

The World of Hybrid Musks

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

Come join American Rose Society President Bob Martin to learn about hybrid musk roses - the family of roses that includes the gorgeous 'Penelope' and 'Ballerina'. Check back in early June for a link to the meeting.

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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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