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April 2020

MRS Panel: Preparing roses for the Rose Show – CANCELLED

April 14, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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July 2020

From My Fair Lady to American Beauty: Flowers In Film

July 14, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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We are delighted to present the Bay Area's own Jan Wahl, in her presentation; FROM MY FAIR LADY TO AMERICAN BEAUTY:  FLOWERS IN FILM.”  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…

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August 2020

A Faraway World of Roses—France and England in 2019

August 18, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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From the South of France, land of old Tea roses, to the streets of London, a few magical experiences of roses, and implications for the future of roses and gardens with Gregg Lowery. Although Gregg is no stranger to those of us in the rose world, he says about himself:  "I have been a passionate gardener and collector of plants for the past 40 years. My collection of historic roses formed the basis of a nursery I developed and managed…

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September 2020

Simple Steps to improve your Smartphone Photography

September 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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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
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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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October 2020

A Tour of Private Italian Gardens

October 13, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
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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
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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 Varieties and New Trends for Roses In Gardens

January 12, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PST
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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
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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
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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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April 2021

Climate-Smart Gardening: Impact, Mitigation, and Adaptation

April 13, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
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Climate change is impacting Marin gardens and gardeners. Come and learn about the present and future local impacts of climate change on gardens. Explore evidence-based actions gardeners can take to be part of the solution – helping to mitigate climate change. Also learn about best practices we can employ to adapt our gardens to our changing local climate. Kathy Hunting, a Master Gardener since 2014, is an environmental health scientist by training. She lives on a sunny acre in Point…

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May 2021

Famous Faces

May 11, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
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“Famous Faces”; roses named for famous or notorious people.  Very few are recently famous - most are movie stars, politicians, opera stars, historical people, Kings and Queens, etc. It is interesting to know who your roses are hanging out with. This presentation will be a departure for Jolene, one of our very favorite presenters.  This is just going to be "fun" although I expect, knowing Jolene, that there will be lots of good advice mixed in with those histories. Jolene…

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June 2021

The World of Hybrid Musks

June 8, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
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Come join American Rose Society President Bob Martin to learn about hybrid musk roses - the family of roses that includes the gorgeous 'Penelope' and 'Ballerina'. Check back in early June for a link to the meeting.

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July 2021

The Allure of French Roses

July 13, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
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Come join us to learn from Rosarian and artist extraordinare, Carolyn Parker, about French Roses. She is the author of two rose books, The Poetry of Roses, published in 1995, and R is for Rose–Reflections from a Passionate Rose Lover, published in 2005. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85291451514 Meeting ID: 852 9145 1514 One tap mobile +16699006833,,85291451514# US (San Jose) +12532158782,,85291451514# US (Tacoma) Dial by your location +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248…

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August 2021

Pollinators – What’s the Buzz

August 10, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
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  Come learn about the status of our most important pollinators and what gardeners can do to support them.  You’ll find out about declining numbers of the Monarch Butterfly and how to create pollinator-friendly landscape techniques, teaching "respect for the creatures which keep...the world blooming.  And you'll about the Pollinator Posse, a group of volunteers dedicated to the conservation of pollinators by observing, reporting and protecting pollinator habitats; and passing on that knowledge through education. About the speaker:  Terry Smith…

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September 2021

An Eco-friendly Approach to Growing Healthy Roses

September 14, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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