The monthly meeting of the Houston Rose Society this month is on Thursday, February 13, 2014. The meeting begins at 7:30 pm at our new meeting place at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1819 Heights Blvd. Admission is free. The public is welcome.
We are again at the time of year when we prune our rose bushes, and our experts are ready to help you renew your pruning skills. There will be live plants on which to demonstrate where and how to make the cuts and each expert will address a different type of plant – Hybrid Tea, Floribunda, Miniature, and Climbers and Shrubs. And if you would like to bring a plant to donate for the demonstration, tag it with its proper name, dig it up, and put a bag on its roots, and bring it to the meeting (please arrive around 7:00 pm so that we can get it to the right table).
As we usually do, the demonstrator plants will be given away, so you have a good chance to obtain a new variety for your garden and no cost.
Our skilled experts – James Laperouse on Hybrid Teas, Dan Lawlor on Floribundas, Robin Hough on Miniatures, and Randy Keen on Climbers and Shrubs – will show you the proper way to reduce bushes in ways such that they will be more productive in the 2014 growing season. Because of their years of rose growing, they have experienced what does work (and what doesn’t) in pruning. And they will not only tell and show you the correct way, but will answer questions that you might ask them.
We need your help:
Bring your give-away roses bushes labeled with the name of the rose, the type – hybrid tea, floribunda, miniature, old garden rose, shrub, climber, either potted or in a plastic bag.
Please arrive at St. Andrews Episcopal Church by 7:00 pm if you are donating more than two bushes. This will allow for time to unload and place in the appropriate pruning demo section.
Pruned roses will go home with lucky raffle winners.
To read about past programs of the Houston Rose Society, click here.
For directions to the HRS Meeting Place at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in the Heights, click here.
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