Have you ever wondered why the roses you just planted don't look good together or why roses of the same variety planted in different locations do not look good in both locations? We all assume that if you have good sunlight,water and drainage that no matter where in your garden you plant roses they should look the same. Wrong! All rose varieties are not created equal as well as different plants of the same variety.There are other things to be taken into consideration such as humidity, distance from other plants(trees,shrubs,other flowers),protection from drying winds and cold to name a few. More roses are lost in the spring from drying winds than the cold. Chris Poppe and JohnTurek will discuss all this and more such as considering the landscape needs of the site and usage.Choosing roses for color,fragrance and disease resistance will also be discussed.John and Chris are both Consulting Rosarians that combined have been growing roses for more than thirty years.John is also an ARS horticulture judge.All this information is good for even someone who only wants to grow a couple of roses in their garden.Bring a gardening friend.Visitors are always welcome at our meetings.
The raffle and refreshments will follow the presentation.