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

August 9, 2018
    Water, the Necessary Ingredient

    by Marjorie Forster, VP Programs

  It’s no secret that Houston’s summers can be brutal to roses. If you ask why his roses thrive in the summer heat, this month’s speaker is likely to opine slowly, “You have to know the three most important ingredients.” “What are they?”, you ask expectantly. “Water, Water, Water.” On August 9, our own Baxter Williams will share sage advice on best practices for irrigation and drainage in a program titled “Water, the Necessary Ingredient” at the Cherie Flores Pavilion, 1500 Hermann Drive, Houston 77004. Free parking is in Lot C, located at Hermann Drive and Crawford Street. This program qualifies for one hour Consulting Rosarian continuing education audit credit with the American Rose Society (ARS).

Baxter Williams is an ARS Master Consulting Rosarian, ARS Horticultural Judge, current ARS Region 7 Director, recipient of the ARS Silver Honor Medal, and past president of the Houston Rose Society. With a BSEE degree from Louisiana Tech University, he is a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas (retired), and a recognized author. Baxter and his wife, Patsy have grown roses in Houston for many years and their garden includes over 500 roses.

For the meeting, bring a rose or roses from your garden for “Grow and Tell” and let us know why these roses are special to you. When you arrive, 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. Invite a friend - and bring your favorite snack to share.

HRS Consulting Rosarian of the Month is Mary Fulgham, with gardening tips for August.

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

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