The monthly meeting of the Houston Rose Society this month is on Thursday, May 9, 2013. The meeting begins at 7:30 pm at the Houston Garden Center in Hermann Park. Admission is free. The public is welcome.
Born to a family in the greenhouse business in East Germany, Lothar Behnke grew up spending his whole life appreciating the “green” industry. After the family immigrated to Canada in 1958, Lothar worked for the family business and increased his horticultural insights, receiving a diploma from DuPage Horticultural School in West Chicago in 1969.
Lothar operated a garden center and landscaping firm in Winnipeg, Canada, for 28 years, was very involved in local and national nursery associations, and also engaged in numerous radio and TV shows on horticultural topics. In 1997, Lothar joined Iseli Nursery, Inc. in Oregon, one of the finest conifer nurseries in the world, representing the North Central area of America.
Weeks Roses joined the parent company in 1998. Today, Lothar represents Weeks Roses, and Simple Pleasures, in the 11 states of NM, TX, LA, AR, OK, KS, NE, SD, ND, WY, and MT, along with Iseli Nursery in the latter 5 states, all under the proud ownership of Gardens Alive, of Tipp City, Ohio.
Lothar still spends much time teaching seminars and attending Open House events on roses, as well as conifers, and general horticultural subjects. He and his lovely wife Erika reside in the Dallas area.
Consulting Rosarian for April is Mary Fulgham. Bring your rose questions to the meeting.
April Rose Parade Bring your rose blooms, in their own containers, to share with us. Note the variety and name of your roses. If you have a rose that you don’t know what it is, bring the rose blooms. You may go home with a named rose.
To read about past programs of the Houston Rose Society, click here.
For directions to the Houston Garden Center, click here.
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