The monthly meeting of the Houston Rose Society this month is on Thursday, November 8, 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.

November 8, 2018
    Root-A-Rose Clinic

    by Marjorie Forster, VP Programs

  Rooting new plants from cuttings has been the traditional method of passing along plants for hundreds of years. Gaye Hammond, Past President of the Houston Rose Society, will present a root-a-rose clinic showing participants how they can successfully root cuttings in, among other things, a ziplock bag!

The technique is one that works with most plants that will root from cuttings and, in Gaye’s words, “Improved my success rate in getting viable seedlings by 100%!” Not only will you learn the “how to’s” of propagation, more importantly she will share how to tell when things are going wrong and what to do about it.

In addition to the program, there will be a rose cutting exchange. Members are encouraged to bring a bag of cuttings from their garden to share. Please review last month’s newsletter for instructions on how to take cuttings. If you wish to participate in the cutting exchange, there are some things you need to bring to the meeting for your own personal use: a box of gallon-size Zip Lock bags and a black sharpie marker Also, bring a miniature or mini-flora rose 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.

A reminder to HRS members, if you ordered discounted garden products through our annual product sale, please do not forget to pick them up at Southwest Fertilizer on Saturday, November 3rd between 9:30 am and 12 pm.

HRS Consulting Rosarian of the Month is Susan Kelly, with gardening tips for November.

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

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