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Time for New Rose Introductions!

Each year new rose varieties are introduced into commerce during the bareroot season. It’s the best time to purchase roses, as the selection is the widest and prices are generally lower than container plants. Being brand new to the gardening public, there’s not a lot known about their performance, though…
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Adding New Roses?

Thinking about adding some new roses to your garden?  Bareroot season is the BEST time to do so – more varieties are available, and prices are generally lower.  Check out Tips for Choosing the Best Garden Roses before you start shopping; it’s a good idea to do a little homework…
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Getting Your Roses Ready for Winter

Although roses are still blooming in our Mediterranean climate, there is a definite nip to the air, as the days shorten, and nights are cooler and moister. While it is a time to lessen one’s chores in the garden, there are a few things you can do now to help…
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Great Time at the Harvest Dinner!

We had a lovely evening at San Rafael Joe’s celebrating a year of MRS fun, roses and discussions of everything about Roses! We celebrated giving the Bronze Honor Medal to Andy Smith, a very well-deserved award and had our installation of officers for 2020. There were a few special moments…
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Welcome to our new website!

Dear Marin Rose Society Members, We are very excited to welcome you to your/our new website! Keeping up with technology is an ongoing exercise and we hope to provide your rose growing needs as thoroughly as our older website design did. Feel free to browse throughout and let us know…
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Past Events

October 2019

2019 ARS National Miniature Conference & Rose Show

October 4 - October 6
Franklin Cool Springs Mariott, 700 Cool Springs Blvd
Franklin, TN 37067 United States
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Lodi-Woodbridge Rose Society Rose Show and Dinner

October 5
Chardonay Hall – Lodi Grape Festival Grounds, 413 E Lockeford St
Lodi, California 95240 United States
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MRS Monthly Meeting

October 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
Community Room, 300 Drakes Landing Road
Greenbrae, CA 94904
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Mother Lode Rose Society Annual Rose Festival & Show

October 12 - October 13
Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road
Jackson, California United States
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Sierra Foothills Rose Society Rose Show

October 22
Green Acres Nursery & Supply, 205 Serpa Way
Folsom, California 95630 United States
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Butte Rose Society Rose Festival

October 26
C.A.R.D. Community Center, 545 Vallombrosa Ave
Chico, California 95926 United States
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November 2019

Deadline for entries to the ARS American Rose Digital Photography contest

November 5
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MRS Annual Harvest Dinner

November 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PST
San Rafael Joe’s, 931 4th St
San Rafael, California 94901 United States
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$40
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Keeping Varmints at Bay

November 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST
Marin County Library, Room 427, 3501 Civic Center Drive
San Rafael, CA

Do you look out the window and find your roses beheaded? Are your carefully cultivated fruits and vegetables partially eaten? Or, have your plants disappeared in entirety? It is likely deer, gophers, or rats are appreciating your garden. Join us for information and techniques to help you cope and control these garden pests.

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December 2019

Rose Pruning and Basic Rose Care

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST
Corte Madera Library, 707 Meadowsweet Drive
Corte Madera, CA

Come join us and learn about pruning roses and basic rose care. This program covers why we prune roses, when to prune, and how to water and feed your roses. Get answers to all your rose care questions. There is an opportunity for audience participation, please bring your hand pruning shears. Our speaker, Paula Jaffe, grows over 100 roses in Tiburon. She is a Marin Master Gardener, a Consulting Rosarian, and Treasurer for the Marin Rose Society. Her awards include…

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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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