The monthly meeting of the Houston Rose Society this month is on Thursday, October 11, 2018. 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.

October 11, 2018
    The 3 P’s of Classical Landscape Design with Roses

    by Marjorie Forster, VP Programs

  Beautiful gardens start with careful planning and your own unique ideas. On October 11, the Houston Rose Society is pleased to welcome one of Houston’s foremost landscape architects,  Lanson B. Jones, a John Staub Award-Winning Landscape Architect who founded the firm of Lanson B. Jones & Company in 1994. This full-service landscape architecture firm specializes in garden design, installation, and maintenance for gardens of any size or scope. The firm extended its service to clients in 2016 by starting a successful Floral and Events Division where roses play an integral role. Join us at the Cherie Flores Pavilion, 1500 Hermann Drive, Houston 77004, to hear Mr. Jones present the program, “The 3 P’s of Classical Landscape Design with Roses."

A native Houstonian, Lanson Jones attended Texas A&M where he obtained his degree in landscape architecture. As a student of landscape architecture, he was impressed by the famous gardens and architectural designs of Europe. This experience inspired him to bring European gardens home to Texas and design gardens scaled to meet the needs of his clients.  He served as VP of Design at McDugald Steele for more than fourteen years where he oversaw over fifty award winning landscape architectural projects. He launched Lanson B. Jones & Company to focus his design efforts on The European Scaled Garden philosophy, specializing in organic gardening techniques.

Bring a rose or roses in a vase, to participate in “Grow and Tell” by telling what you love about your rose. Invite a friend - and bring your favorite snack to share. 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. 

A reminder to HRS members, if you ordered discounted garden products before the October 6 deadline, don’t forget to pick them up between 9:30 am and 12 pm on Saturday, November 3. See your September Rose-ette newsletter for details.

HRS Consulting Rosarian of the Month is James Laperouse, with gardening tips for October to help your roses take full advantage of fall’s cooler weather.

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

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