The monthly meeting of the Houston Rose Society this month is on Thursday, April 09, 2015. The meeting begins at 7:30 pm at our meeting place at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1819 Heights Blvd. Admission is free. The public is welcome.

April 9, 2015
    Roses in the West – A Must See

Our Speaker this month is Jack E. Cox. Jack is not a master gardener, and does not consider himself a rose expert. In his words, “I consider myself simply a well-informed amateur home gardener and a well-schooled volunteer docent very familiar with Northern NM growing conditions, the Santa Fe Botanical Garden and in particular its in-town garden at Museum Hill.”

The Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill employed nationally recognized architect W. Gary Smith to create its master plan, which was approved by the city of Santa Fe in 2011. At present, there are fourteen acres in the garden.

Jack has been associated with Santa Fe Botanical Garden as a volunteer docent for the past two years. In additional to regularly conducting garden tours and assisting with the garden’s gift shop and plant sales, he also works on special projects, supervises events and does numerous outreach presentations.

In the light of our own summer’s heat, we should listen carefully to what he says about how roses are being successfully grown in desert-like conditions.

Consulting Rosarian:
HRS President Mary Fulgham is the consulting rosarian this month. Bring her your rose gardening questions.

Grand Prix begins this month.
Bring your blooms.

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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