The monthly meeting of the Houston Rose Society this month is on Thursday, October 8, 2015. The meeting begins at 7:30 pm at the Cherie Flores Pavillion at the north end of Hermann Park. Admission is free. The public is welcome.

October 8, 2015
    Considering Nature’s Elixir
    Featuring John Ferguson

Our October speaker is our own John Ferguson who will speak on those “natural fertilizers” such as compost tea and some others which we can manufacture on our own. With input from several American Rose Society Consulting Rosarians in the Houston Rose Society, John began producing his famous Rose Soil Blend components that cause roses to flourish. It is a “hot” item in many garden shops and nurseries in our area, and John shares some of the profits of that product with the HRS.

John is a native Houstonian and has over 27 years of business experience. He heads up Nature's Way Resources, a composting company that specializes in high quality compost, mulch, and soil mixes. He holds a MS degree in Physics and Geology and is a licensed Soil Scientist in Texas.

John has won many awards in horticulture and environmental issues. He represents the composting industry on the Houston-Galveston Area Council for solid waste. His personal garden has been featured in several horticultural books and Better Homes and Gardens magazine. His business has been recognized in the Wall Street Journal for the quality and value of the products. He is a member of the Physics Honor Society and many other professional societies. John is the co-author of the book Organic Management for the Professional.

Beginner’s Corner at 7:00 pm: Robin Hough will discuss and show us how to make simple arrangements.

New Meeting Location
Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion
1500 Hermann Drive
Houston, TX 77004

The Grand Prix continues this month. The Society will provide bud vases for your roses. You will be able to check out vases to take with you to bring roses the following month.

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

For directions to the HRS Meeting Place at the Cherie Flores Pavillion at the norht end of Hermann Park, click here.

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