UC Master Gardeners of Monterey & Santa Cruz Counties
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UC Master Gardeners of Monterey & Santa Cruz Counties

Navigating the Highs (and Lows) of Rose Growing

Date: January 6, 2018

Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Contact: Vanessa Ackermann

Sponsor: UCSC Center for Agroecology (CASFS)

Location: Alan Chadwick garden at UCSC

Event Details

Every Rose Has Its Thorns and Blooms! Navigating the Highs (and Lows) of Rose Growing

Roses can be finicky, but persistence pays off! This class will be a lively, 3-dimensional primer on growing roses in the home garden. Appropriate whether you have (or are planning to have) 1, 10, or 100 roses, for while scale matters, the basics are the same.

Workshop topics:
 Site/soil planning factors
Selecting roses: types and varieties and their features, including David Austins, Hybrid teas, Floribundas, Grandifloras, and Rugosas
 Getting started in the garden: Soil prep and planting, post-planting care, and initial pruning
 The yearly care cycle: an almanac of rose care throughout the calendar year: what do and when to do it
 Irrigation
 Pruning
 Pests and diseases: strategies and trouble shooting
 Fertilizer overview and timing of applications
 DIY: propagating roses from cuttings

Led by experienced rose grower and organic gardening instructor Orin Martin, this workshop takes place in the historic Alan Chadwick Garden at UC Santa Cruz, which just celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Workshop Cost:
Cost of the workshop is $30 general admission; $20 for Friends of the Farm & Garden members, and certified UC Master Gardeners; $15 for UCSC students and limited-income participants.

Or pay at the door (cash or check only): $40 for general public, $30 for Friends of the Farm & Garden members, UC Master Gardeners, $20 for UCSC students and limited income and participants.

Buy Tickets Here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3178695

Rainout date is Sunday, January 7; full refund if you cannot attend on the rainout date.

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