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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Rose Care for February

February is one of my favorite months in the garden. It is a time to look back and think about last year’s challenges and look forward to working towards a healthy, water wise, environmentally friendly garden. Most rose gardeners are working hard to finish up their pruning to meet the suggested rule of thumb deadline …

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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 and identify varieties that will …

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