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Wild Blue Yonder

This is a wild new rose! The first lavender-mauve blend rose to be awarded the AARS award since 1978. This large grandiflora has flowers that are ruffled and wavy— almost like camellia flowers and up to four and a half inches across. The petals are a deep reddish color and …
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These pests love dry and dusty!

With the last substantial rains being a distant memory, summer temperatures and low humidity are ideal conditions for spider mites – a scourge of the season for roses and lots of other plants.  Spider mites are related to spiders and ticks. With eight legs and an oval body 1/20 of an …
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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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Past Events

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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July 2021

The Allure of French Roses

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

Come join us to learn from Rosarian and artist extraordinare, Carolyn Parker, about French Roses. She is the author of two rose books, The Poetry of Roses, published in 1995, and R is for Rose–Reflections from a Passionate Rose Lover, published in 2005. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85291451514 Meeting ID: 852 9145 1514 One tap mobile +16699006833,,85291451514# US (San Jose) +12532158782,,85291451514# US (Tacoma) Dial by your location +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248…

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GOING THE DISTANCE with Will Radler

July 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Free for ARS Members

Take a ringside seat and enjoy the inspirational tale of The Knock Rose® as told by its creator, Will Radler. One might expect that the world’s best selling rose was conceived in a laboratory under the direction of a seasoned rose breeder holding many horticultural degrees. Instead, a nine year old with two quarters in his pocket changed the rose industry forever. Radler shares a blow-by-blow account of his journey from fringe contender to international champ. The behind-the-scenes details will…

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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.

Roses FYI

Leaves turning yellow? Your plants may be showing signs of chlorosis; learn more about how to treat this nutrient deficiency.
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Pruning And Training Your Climbing Rose
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The Difference Between Own Root and Grafted Roses
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Growing Roses In Containers
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Get some “how to” tips for creating a simple flower arrangement using your roses
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Learn more about the Marin Rose Society with A Celebration
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Leaves turning yellow? Your plants may be showing signs of chlorosis; learn more about how to treat this nutrient deficiency.
YouTube video
Pruning And Training Your Climbing Rose
The Difference Between Own Root and Grafted Roses
Growing Roses In Containers
YouTube video
Get some “how to” tips for creating a simple flower arrangement using your roses
Learn more about the Marin Rose Society with A Celebration
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