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Double Delight

If someone asked me what my favorite rose is, while I might pause for a brief moment to consider, I undoubtedly would come up with ‘Double Delight.’ Not that I am particularly partial to hybrid teas, but this rose has so much going for it that it remains one of …
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Marquise Bocella

I was out in my garden yesterday, doing puttering type jobs, mini pruning, weeding, etc., when I noticed that my ‘Jacques Cartier’ was blooming. Now I can hear the wheels turning as you think WHAT is she talking about? Yes, this rose goes by both names, including ‘Marquise Boccella’, as …
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Fairhope

Fairhope, Alabama, was established in 1894 by an “adventurous” group of people who believed that they had a “fair chance of success” in creating their “utopian single tax” city. Located on the southwestern tip of Alabama on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay, Fairhope today is a resort town known …
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Gartendirecktor Otto Linne

What is in a name? Many times, not much! The rather cumbersome name of this rose would not give you the slightest indication of its beauty or vigor. There is nothing stingy about the bloom display on this superb, no fuss shrub rose. The class of shrub roses was created …
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Peace

Some have accused this writer of being an Anglophile for featuring so many English roses. Well, here’s one for the French. The story of the rose, ‘Peace’, is well known to rose lovers, but always puts a lump in my throat and hope in my heart. The Meilland Family of France …
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Past Events

September 2021

An Eco-friendly Approach to Growing Healthy Roses

September 14, 2021 @ 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…

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October 2021

Evaluating Your Rose Garden and Making Tough Decisions

October 12, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
Via Zoom CA United States + Google Map

October is the perfect time to decide which roses to grow the following year.  This presentation will guide some decision-making criteria that will lead to a better rose garden in 2022. Our speaker will be Joe Truskot, ARS Master Rosarian and president of the Monterey Bay Rose Society. He has been growing roses in his garden in Salinas since 1993 with experience cultivating more than 300 different varieties and cultivars including hybrid teas, floribundas, miniatures, old garden and species roses,…

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Zooming for Roses

October 31, 2021 - November 1, 2021
Via Zoom CA United States + Google Map
Free

NCNH Fall District Conference via Zoom Check back for detailed conference information.

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November 2021

New Roses for 2022

November 9, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PST
Via Zoom CA United States + Google Map
Free

The Marin Rose Society is delighted to present one of our favorite speakers, Jolene Adams, in a program that couldn't be more timely; "New Roses for 2022".  Jolene has researched what will be available in nurseries starting in November and through bare-root season.  Expect to see a few old friends as well as some new varieties.  Bring your checklist and be ready to plan your 2022 garden!: Date: November 9, 2021 Time: 07:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom…

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January 2022

David Austin & the Romance of English Roses

January 25 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PST
Via Zoom CA United States + Google Map

Join us to learn the history of David Austin Roses and what makes them truly romantic as well as the family lines of these roses, varied forms and growth habits, shade tolerance, fragrance, growing tips, and their varied uses in the garden. Our guest speaker is Suzanne Horn, who has quickly become a favorite speaker here at the MRS.  Not only is she a Consulting Rosarian, a successful exhibitor and an ARS Horticultural Judge, but she is an expert in…

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February 2022

Bugs: Destructives, Beneficials, and Benigns

February 8 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PST
Via Zoom CA United States + Google Map

Our speaker will be Joe Truskot, ARS Master Rosarian, and president of the Monterey Bay Rose Society. Joe has been growing roses in his garden in Salinas since 1993 with experience cultivating more than 300 different varieties and cultivars including hybrid teas, floribundas, miniatures, old garden and species roses, and several forms of climbing roses. He was Consulting Rosarian of the year for NCNH in 2016 and is a frequent lecturer at rose societies and garden clubs.  As the host of…

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March 2022

Flowers in Film: The Sequel

March 8 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PST
Via Zoom CA United States + Google Map

We are delighted to present the Bay Area’s own Jan Wahl, in her presentation; "FLOWERS IN FILM, THE SEQUEL”.  We’ll celebrate flowers in film, look at the way they have been used in many movies and characters.  We will also journey through movies that have had an impact on our lives. Jan Wahl is one of the best-known movie reviewers in the USA and lives right here in Marin County.  This session will be VERY popular so be sure to…

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April 2022

Time to Share Roses at our In-Person Meeting

April 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
Free

This will be our first in-person event for 2022 and all members and friends are welcome. (At this time no masks will be required for the meeting but bring one to wear in case there are any children in the building. Masks are optional for members if you wish to wear one.) We will be having our first monthly rose show. Bring some roses! Bring your roses in your own vases. We will have a CR/Member panel to discuss “Rose…

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May 2022

Celebration of Roses

May 7 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm PDT
Bon Air Shopping Center, Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Greenbrae, CA 94904 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Come join us at the Marin Rose Society’s “Celebration of Roses,” an opportunity to share your garden roses in a magnificent display for all to enjoy!  This uplifting community celebration of roses will feature a non-juried show with cash prizes where winners will be determined by Marin Rose Society members and the public. There will be an ARS Photography Show, an educational component, and FREE rose plants for children to learn how to care for roses.  The Bon Air Center…

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Easy and Simple Spring Rose Arrangements

May 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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Free

This will be a fun instructional session in which our speaker, Barbara Gordon, will demonstrate around 5 different arrangements that members will be able to make in their home with their own roses. A friend of the Marin Rose Society, Barbara grows around 400 roses in her Mountain View garden with fruit trees, camellias and other flowers as complements.  Barbara is a ARS Consulting Rosarian, ARS Rose and Arrangement Judge, Camellia Judge, and a National Garden Club judge.  Barbara was…

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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

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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Leaves turning yellow? Your plants may be showing signs of chlorosis; learn more about how to treat this nutrient deficiency.
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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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Pruning And Training Your Climbing Rose
The Difference Between Own Root and Grafted Roses
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.
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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