I get calls, emails and stopped on the street by fellow rose lovers wanting to know how to take care of their precious roses. Most people find pruning scary. Come spend an afternoon among friends and discuss when, why and how to prune different varieties of roses.
We will walk along “the old wall” seeing how pruning impacts the structure of a rose. Did you know different roses react in different ways to pruning? It’s not one-size-fits-all, but neither should anyone find it so scary you just can’t bring yourself to make a decision and cut that cane off that keeps grabbing you as you walk by.
Please wear your heavy gloves and coat because you will be doing some of the work. Don’t wear anything that you would mind getting a possible thorn stuck to! I would also suggest boots and jeans; you know your gardening clothes. Bring loppers and clippers as well.
If you have a rose at home you don’t know what to do with, bring a picture printed on a full 8½” x 11″ sheet of paper, and we’ll try to help you out.
Workshop days Wednesday, February 25, and Saturday, February 28, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The fee is $15 per person, and reservations are required. Please call (434) 847-1465 or email Karen Bracco at firstname.lastname@example.org.
—Kaye Moomaw, Horticulture Coordinator