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Done with your pruning yet?

We’re deep into the winter pruning season.  This is the brief period of time when roses in Marin go into semi-dormancy, and the best time to do your annual pruning.  If you’re not quite done, or are just getting started, here are some things that may be of help: Learn…
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Just Joey

‘Just Joey’ rose is a beautiful hybrid tea rose with orange – copper blossoms. The elegantly, pointed orange buds open into large blooms that are four to six inches across. The wavy-edged petals are a rich apricot color when new, softening to a light peach at the outer edges as…
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Dozens of Disease-Resistant Roses

Looking to add some new roses to the garden? In addition to their beautiful blossoms, and delectable fragrance, go for disease-resistant varieties.  A careful selection now can make your rose growing easier, and gentler on the environment. What’s disease resistance? It’s a plants ability to fend off infection. In our…
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Rose Care for January

It’s that time again.  Hard to believe that January has arrived and time to get the loppers and pruning shears sharpened and ready to go. After the holidays, I am ready to brave the weather in January and get started on pruning my roses.  Having around 150 bushes I try…
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Rose de Rescht

‘Rose de Rescht’ was named after an Iranian city near the Caspian Sea, though its hybridizer, true name, and origins remain a mystery. According to the American Rose Society, it was “originally introduced into England about 1880, but was then forgotten about and re-introduced in the 1940s”. The most widely…
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Past Events

July 2020

Gertrude Jekyll’s Lost Garden

July 18, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 9:00 am - August 30, 2020 @ 5:00 pm PDT

"Roses of the Wild West"

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September 2020

Simple Steps to improve your Smartphone Photography

September 1, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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November 2020

World Federation of Rose Societies Copenhagen, Denmark in June 2018

November 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST
Via Zoom CA United States + Google Map

Are you getting "cabin fever" from being in quarantine? How about taking a trip to see roses? Better yet, how about a trip to Denmark (the happiest country on Earth) to see private rose gardens, famous nurseries and royal gardens? This month's program will be presented by Steve and Diana Steps. This convention in Copenhagen, Denmark in June 2018 was the Steps' 5th World Federation of Rose Societies convention.  It will be a "teleconference" and so you can stay in the safety of…

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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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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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