The monthly meeting of the Houston Rose Society this month is on Thursday, November 12, 2015. The meeting begins at 7:30 pm at the Cherie Flores Pavilion at the north end of Hermann Park. Admission is free. The public is welcome.

November 12, 2015
    New Roses for 2016

Our November speaker is Lothar Behnke, who is Texas representative for Weeks Roses. If you buy hybrid tea roses, Weeks Roses should be a name familiar to you.

We all know that a number of national rose nurseries are no longer on the scene. They say that the strong survive. Weeks Roses is one of those survivors.

For almost 30 years, Lothar operated a Garden Center and Landscaping firm in Winnipeg, Canada, and was also very involved in local and national nursery associations, and also engaged in numerous Radio and TV shows on horticultural topics.

Today, Lothar represents Weeks Roses, and Simple Pleasures, in the 11 states of TX, NM, AZ, NV, OK, KS, NE, SD, ND, WY, and MT, along with Iseli Nursery, primarily in TX and OK, all under the proud ownership of Gardens Alive, of Tipp City, OH.

Since 2002, Lothar resides in Dallas, Texas with his lovely wife Erika and still spends much of his time giving presentations on roses. Come hear Lothar tell us about Weeks Roses and what new treats are in store for rosarians in 2016.

Consulting Rosarian: Donald Burger is the consulting rosarian for November. Bring him your questions.

The Grand Prix continues this month. The Society will provide bud vases for your roses. You will be able to check out vases to take with you to bring roses the following month.

New Meeting Location
Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion
1500 Hermann Drive
Houston, TX 77004

To read about past programs of the Houston Rose Society, click here.

For directions to the HRS Meeting Place at the Cherie Flores Pavilion at the norht end of Hermann Park, click here.

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