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James Mason

Peter Beales introduced this gallica in 1982, just before James Mason’s death in 1984. James Mason, a well-known British actor, was an avid rosarian and a lover of cats. He and his wife, Pamela, wrote a book about their cats and James illustrated it. Due to his keen interest in …
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Betty Prior

Not complicated or fragile. Hardy and enduring. Well, in a word, sensible. Thomas C. Cooper writes: “the rose ‘Betty Prior’ is rumored to be the favorite of the Queen of England, and if this is true, I imagine the appeal for her is similar to that of another English institution …
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Blanc Double de Coubert

I am fortunate to have many roses blooming in my garden right now and this is one of them. At present this rose is in a pot, but eventually it will find a home of its own on the hill, in the white bed. I photographed this in the evening …
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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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Past Events

September 2020

Simple Steps to improve your Smartphone Photography

September 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
Via Zoom CA United States + Google Map

This presentation will concentrate on simple steps to improve your Smartphone photography.  By applying several basic principles of photography along with some new camera skills, your photos will go from an ordinary snapshot to one you will want to share and maybe even enter in a rose show. In addition, we will discuss apps for post-processing and add-on camera gear. The program will also feature a review of rose photos where we can discuss how the photo was taken and more.…

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NCNH District Fall Business Meeting and Awards Presentation

September 26, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Via Zoom CA United States + Google Map

Virtual Meeting  via ZOOM For more information, contact: Sue Bennett sue_c_bennett@att.net or phone: 1-916-791-9459

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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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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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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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