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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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Simplify your rose care

Time – there never seems to be enough of it! I’m always looking for ways to better manage my time. While I love working in my garden, I’d like more time to simply enjoy it. That got me thinking about possible ways to give roses the care they need and…
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Rose Care for April

I love April. A chickadee family has already moved into one of my birdhouses, there are daffodils, blossoming trees and birds singing everywhere.  Now too, the roses have begun their season.  Amazing to me that only weeks ago they looked like dead sticks and now they have the most beautiful…
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Baronne Prevost

This rose is special to me because it bears the name of one of my family ancestors on my father’s side, the French part. The rose was given to me by Gail Trimble, and that makes it even more special. It is a hybrid perpetual and retains the old rose…
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Rose Care for March

It’s a good time now to give your roses about two cups per plant of alfalfa either pellets (buy at a feed store) or meal (sold at some nurseries). Alfalfa is a great soil amendment and provides a bit of nutrition, it contains a growth hormone triacontanol which is said…
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Past Events

September 2020

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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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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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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