The monthly meeting of the Houston Rose Society this month is on Thursday, March 9, 2017. 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.

March 9, 2017
    Bugs, Bees and Chemical Safety in Your Rose Garden
    By Marjorie Forster, VP Programs

Rosarians may employ organic or synthetic chemicals, or both, to help their roses flourish and keep them beautiful. Whether you are using fungicides, insecticides, or herbicides, using the proper tools, methods and products is important to the safety of your family, your pets, and yourself. Another aspect of chemical safety is protecting the environment, including beneficial bugs and bees.

Join us on March 9th at the Cherie Flores Pavilion, 1500 Hermann Drive, when the Houston Rose Society presents an engaging presentation by Donald Burger titled, “Bugs, Bees and Chemical Safety in Your Rose Garden.”

Donald is a past president of the Houston Rose Society, a Master Rosarian, webmaster for the Houston Rose Society, and an enthusiastic bee keeper. Donald makes chemical safety in the garden interesting, and he will help you make that fine print on your chemical labels come alive. In this meeting you will learn about tools and techniques to make using chemicals in the garden safe for you and those you love, while keeping harmful insects, blackspot and Bermuda grass under control.

Donald is offering honey from his hives as door prizes. Be sure to get your free raffle ticket when you sign in to have a chance for the prizes. Refreshments begin at 7:00; the program starts at 7:30 pm. See you there!

Consulting Rosarian for March is Patsy Williams. Bring her your questions.

Beginner's Corner: Please arrive by 7:00 PM to experience our first Beginner's Corner of the year. Mary Fulgham will walk you through a simple hands on demonstration of how to hybridize roses. Mary taught her daughter to hybridize and says, "If my six year old could do this so can you!" Come to find out how.

We are back at the Cherie Flores Pavilion.

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

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