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Denver Rose Society Events:

 

Monthly Rose Information:

February 13 (Saturday)
Regular Monthly Meeting
Program:
“Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica) A Rosarian’s Nightmare”
By: Larry Hurd, Horticulture Foreman, South Suburban Parks and Recreation; supervisor,
War Memorial Rose Garden, Littleton
Location: Denver Botanic Gardens – Plant Society Building
Time: 10:00 am
Visitors and guests are welcome to attend.

 

March 13 (Saturday)
Regular Monthly Meeting
Program: “Floriography: the Language of Flowers; your daily dialog”
By: Gail Holmes, DRS member

Location: Denver Botanic Gardens – Plant Society Building
Time: 10:00 am
Visitors and guests are welcome to attend.

 

April 9 (Saturday)
Annual SymROSEium
Program:
“Roses R Us” and “Tips and Myth Busters for Growing Great Roses”
By:
Roger Heins, former Vice-President of Marketing, Sales and Genetics for Jackson-Perkins Roses and Co-Founder/St. V.P. of Etera Gardens
Location: Denver Botanic Gardens – Mitchell Hall
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
FREE with paid admission to the gardens

 Join the Denver Rose Society for only $15

All Denver Rose Society members receive

  • The Rose Window newsletter (Feb.-Nov.)

  • Discount on Mile-Hi Rose Feed.

  • Option to purchase the educational booklet Growing Roses in Colorado for the wholesale price.

New members receive a complimentary 4-month trial membership to the American Rose Society.

Membership levels:

  • Individual E-newsletter membership dues - $20 per calendar year

  • Individual Plus E-newsletter membership dues - $20 for first member plus $5 for each adult, household member per calendar year

  • Individual hardcopy newsletter via USPS membership dues - $25 per calendar year

  • Individual Plus hardcopy newsletter via USPS membership dues - $25 for first member plus $5 for each adult, household member per calendar year

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Consulting Rosarian Tips for February:

February in the rose garden mostly means leaving the plants alone. They are still down for their winter nap; don’t do anything to wake them up until it is safe, around May 1.
 

Check for watering needs every so often. Snow covered or frozen ground means everything is fine. If we hit a warmer, dry spell where the ground thaws, go out and dig down 3-4 inches and squeeze some soil. If it is crumbly and dry, then deep water early on a day when the temperature will be above 45 degrees for several hours, to give the moisture time to penetrate deeply.
 

On nice days, start cleaning up leaves and other garden debris that may harbor disease spores or insect eggs. Make sure your mulch is at winter levels, and your mounds of winter protection, on those roses that need it, are intact.

February is also a good time to think back on what worked and didn’t work in your garden and to plan what you would like to do this year.

For rose questions, contact a Consulting Rosarian in your area.

2015 Roses in Review

Every year, the American Rose Society conducts a survey of roses and how they grow in gardens around the nation.  The national results will be published in a future edition of the American Rose Society magazine.  The results for the Rocky Mountain District (Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah and Wyoming) are available now!  The first file contains the results sorted by variety, classification, garden rating and exhibition rating.  The second file contains the comments provided by the reviewers.   

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The book, Growing Roses in Colorado, published by the Denver Rose Society is a "must have" for those who want to grow beautiful roses successfully.  Get a glimpse inside the Growing Roses in Colorado.  Available at area garden retailers and gift shops. For wholesale inquiries please contact Betty Cahill at cahillbg@msn.com

Retail locations that sell the GRIC book

 

 

 

 

 

     

 


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