Welcome to the Marin Rose Society

016 - Hannah Gordon 2
d8e91076e18625a8751eb2bed621482f
IMG_0099 copy copy copy – Version 2
800px-Rosa_'Old_Blush'
008-GourmetPopcornPlus
previous arrow
next arrow

What’s new

Sophy’s Rose

I obtained this rose a year ago after seeing Betty Mott’s entry in a rose show. I’m not a big fan of Austin roses, thinking the heads tend to droop too much, but this one is captivating. Mine is more of a stunning magenta color, with a lovely round flat …
Read More

Soaker Hoses

Want to give your roses a slow deep watering, but aren’t ready for drip irrigation? A soaker hose might be the way to go. Most often made from recycled tires, the hoses’ rough surface contains millions of tiny pores that allows water to seep into the soil evenly and slowly. …
Read More

Altissimo

‘Altissimo’ was bred in France by Georges Delbard and Andre Chabert in 1966 from a cross of a medium red, semi-double, large-flowered climber called ‘Tenor’ and an unnamed seedling. The team of Delbard and Chabert hybridized many other roses in France – the most famous here besides ‘Altissimo’ are the orange blend floribunda, ‘Gingersnap’, and …
Read More

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 …
Read More
Loading Events

Past Events

March 2021

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.

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

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.

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

August 2021

Pollinators – What’s the Buzz

August 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
Via Zoom CA United States + Google Map
Free

  Come learn about the status of our most important pollinators and what gardeners can do to support them.  You’ll find out about declining numbers of the Monarch Butterfly and how to create pollinator-friendly landscape techniques, teaching "respect for the creatures which keep...the world blooming.  And you'll about the Pollinator Posse, a group of volunteers dedicated to the conservation of pollinators by observing, reporting and protecting pollinator habitats; and passing on that knowledge through education. About the speaker:  Terry Smith…

Find out more »

September 2021

Cream City Roses – Fall Convention and Rose Show

September 10 - September 14
Pfister Hotel – Milwaukee, WI, 424 East Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI United States
+ Google Map

Welcome to creamcityroses.org Set aside September 10 - 14, 2021, to attend the American Rose Society's National Convention and Rose Show to be held in Milwaukee; a city identified in the 2018 Vogue as the "Midwest's Coolest City." For details about the conference - programs, show schedule, garden tours and more at https://www.creamcityroses.org/ or contact Bruce and Maggie Barr, Convention Co-Chairs. Phone: (414) 217-3087. Email: rosemorehall@gmail.com

Find out more »

An Eco-friendly Approach to Growing Healthy Roses

September 14 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
Via Zoom CA United States + Google Map
Free

Come and learn about about the diseases and insect pests particular to our area, and how to prevent those problems before they take over your roses. Many pesticides can do more harm than good. We will show you how to keep your roses in top form with pruning, fertilizing and watering advice that works where we live. Suzanne, program manager for 'Our Water Our World', works as an environmental educator, teaching the principles of Integrated Pest Management for sustainable, eco-friendly…

Find out more »
+ Export Events

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

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

Scroll to Top