The monthly meeting of the Houston Rose Society this month is on Thursday, January 10, 2019. 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.

January 10, 2019
    Gardening Basics for the Gulf Coast

    by Marjorie Forster, VP Programs

Roses and butterflies in winter. Gotta love the Texas Gulf Coast! Our guest speaker on January 10 is Beverly Welch, owner of The Arbor Gate Nursery in Tomball, who will share her expertise on roses, herbs, perennials, native plants, bulbs and vegetables that grow and thrive in this climate with her “Gardening Basics for the Gulf Coast.”

A lifelong gardener, Beverly joined her first garden club in sixth grade! During years of exploring garden design and the wide varieties of plants available for the Gulf Coast, Beverly has amassed an immense knowledge of gardening. Her dream of opening her own garden center became a reality in March of 1996. What was once a prairie is now The Arbor Gate, Houston’s premier garden showplace with stunning display gardens, an herb house, a rose house with over 150 varieties of roses (including the “Gaye Hammond” rose) perennials and annuals. She personally welcomes visitors to her nursery, and customers often become old friends as they enjoy the service, knowledge and friendship provided by Beverly and her staff.

If you are a Consulting Rosarian, this program qualifies for one hour of ARS Continuing Education audit credit. Not a Consulting Rosarian yet? Come to the January HRS meeting and learn about the fun and benefits of being a Consulting Rosarian from our CR of the Month, Baxter Williams, who is an ARS Master Consulting Rosarian.

Are your roses still blooming? Bring a rose or roses in a vase, to participate in “Grow and Tell” by telling what you love about your rose. When you sign in, be sure to get your free raffle ticket for the Door Prize drawing. Refreshments and social time begin at 7:00, and the program starts at 7:30 pm. The meeting takes place at the Cherie Flores Pavilion in McGovern Centennial Gardens (1500 Hermann Drive, Houston 77004) with free parking in Lot C, at Hermann Drive and Crawford Street.

Invite a friend or two - and bring your favorite snack to share!

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

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