Nanette Londeree

The McCartney Rose

I was a little before the Beatles, but that doesn’t keep me from appreciating a rose named for one of them, ‘The McCartney Rose’. Also found under the names of ‘Paul McCartney’, ‘Sweet Lady’ and ‘The MacCartney Rose’. This is a hybrid tea, in a rich medium clear pink that was hybridized by Meilland and …

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Aphids and Suckers

Young lush rose foliage sparkles like diamonds after the refreshing rains. Growing at breakneck speed, plants are loaded with buds, and, for us rose lovers, this upcoming blooming season is March Madness, the World Series and the Superbowl all rolled into one! Don’t let aphids diminish your enjoyment – just knock them off with a …

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Garden Design in Marin

On Tuesday evening, March 10, the Marin Rose Society was very happy to welcome Mr. Dane Rose of Mystical Landscapes, Inc to speak on his experiences in garden design in Marin county.   Mr. Rose is that unique individual who combines a designer’s eye with the practical aspects of understanding his clients and providing them what …

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Sombreuil

‘Sombreuil’, sold in Europe as ‘Mlle de Sombreuil’, dates back to 1850. It is sometimes found as ‘Colonial White’ as well. Legend has it that it was named after a heroine of the French Revolution who is reputed to have drunk the blood of an aristocrat to prove her father’s non-aristocratic status. (Wonder why they …

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Rose Care for March

The first blast of Winter I in this great El Nino year seems to be over.  The lull in rain storms from the end of January through most of February reinforces something my son was told in college:  our seasons will be splitting into two.  We will have two winters and two summers.  This was …

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Learning to Irrigate Better with Less Water

On Tuesday, February 11, the Marin Rose Society was delighted to welcome Tom Bressan, founder and former owner of The Urban Farmer stores, to discuss and demonstrate the latest (and easiest) technologies in garden irrigation.  Members and guests learned so much from a gentleman who is more than likely THE most knowledgeable authority on the …

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