Monday, March 16, 2015

Roses 101

That's the title of the program that I wrote to teach the basics of how to choose and grow roses.  I am presenting it later this week in downtown Fredericksburg, for the monthly meeting of the local master gardener group.



Here are the particulars, as published in the newspaper:


Master Gardener General Membership Meeting (open to the public) 
Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 
Time: 12:30pm  NOTE:  Daytime meeting

Location:  Central Rappahannock Library Theater Room,  1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg. VA 22401

Speaker:  Connie Hilker, an expert on historic roses and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Heritage Rose Foundation.  Connie’s overall message is that ‘roses are not rocket science’ and she strives to show that anyone with a basic knowledge of gardening can choose appropriate roses and grow them well.   She presently has over 700 varieties of roses in her garden!  

Title:  Roses 101

A one hour program with the intent to take the mystery and confusion out of growing roses. Covers the basics about different types of roses, where to plant them, how to care for them, and what to do about rose pests and diseases in order to keep them healthy.

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The meeting is free and open to the public, and everyone who wants to learn more about roses is encouraged to attend.  The talk lasts for about an hour, and there will be more than enough time for questions afterward.  My goal is to give everyone in the audience the power to go home and grow roses without fear.

10 comments:

  1. I wish I lived close enough to attend. Everybody needs at least one "heckler" in the crowd....lol...xo Diana

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    1. I would be a pleasure to be heckled by such a nice person as you, Diana.

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  2. How wonderful to be called an expert in something! I too wish i lived close enough to attend. :) I know you will be wonderful! Hugs! deb

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    1. I'm not comfortable with being called an 'expert', but I guess that's what it is when someone knows a whole lot about something.

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  3. I would like to be an expert at something, too!

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  4. Your program sounds great Connie. I suffer from fear of rose growing myself.

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    1. I wanted to add, I do have knock out roses, since anyone can grow them. :)

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    2. Roses aren't scary once you get to know them.

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  5. Darn! Wish I'd known, Connie. I have an appointment tomorrow at noon and it's too late to reschedule it. :-( I'm sure your program will be excellent and truly appreciated by all the other attendees though!

    Shirley

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  6. I have been working all day on a paper for a conference in hopes that if I finish it today I can attend your lecture!

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