Upcoming Events 

A FREE ROSE PRUNING WORKSHOP IN FLORIDA AT THE END OF JANUARY WITH STEPHEN SCANNIELLO AND MALCOLM MANNERS:

 

Florida Southern College, with the Central Florida Heritage Rose Society and the Heritage Rose Foundation, will be holding a FREE rose pruning/training workshop in the FSC campus rose gardens the weekend of January 31/February 1, with HRF President (and designer of Ruth's Rose Garden) Stephen Scanniello. If you're really feeling energetic, some of us will probably get started Friday afternoon. 

 

The main workshop will be Saturday (all day), with lunch on your own (the college cafeteria would be a good choice).  Then Sunday afternoon, 2:30, Stephen will be speaking at the monthly CFHRS meeting.  

 

On Monday, leftover pruning will continue, with horticulture students. Yes, this is a shameless plug for volunteer labor to get the garden pruned, but it's also a great opportunity to get some tips on how to prune and train the various classes of roses correctly. 

 

While an RSVP is not strictly necessary, it would be helpful to have some idea of who all might be coming, so it would be appreciated.  Also, bring your own pruners and work gloves if possible; we'll have a few extra pairs, but not many.

 

We'll have Stephen's book A Rose by Any Name available, and he will be happy to sign it or any others of his books you may have. Y'all Come!

 

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FREE ROSE EVENTS IN SACRAMENTO DURING JANUARY AND FEBRUARY. LEARN TO PRUNE AND TRAIN CLIMBING ROSES WITH STEPHEN SCANNIELLO.

 

The Historic Rose Garden of the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery is hosting a series of FREE pruning workshops open to all. Join the volunteers of the Historic Rose Garden for this rare opportunity to learn about heritage roses in an award-winning garden set in a beautiful cemetery that is registered as a National Historic Landscape.

 

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway at the intersection of 10th street and Broadway in Sacramento. Parking is available in the parking lot across the street.

 

Here’s a listing of the exciting events over the next month:

 

• January 10th

General cleanup in the Historic Rose Garden

Volunteers are invited to work in the garden from 9-3. Lunch is provided.  RSVP to the curator, Anita Clevenger, via the website for the Historic Rose Garden: www.cemeteryrose.org.

 

• January 17th 

Climbing Roses Pruning Workshop with Stephen Scanniello.

Two sessions: 9- 11:30 and 1-3:30. Rain Date: January 18 

Bring pruning tools, gloves, and lunch 

Water, coffee, and tea will be provided. 

RSVP is not necessary, but would be appreciated. www.cemeteryrose.org

 

Stephen Scanniello, President of the Heritage Rose Foundation and Curator of the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden at New York Botanic Garden will conduct two workshops on pruning and training climbing roses.  In these workshops, Stephen will demonstrate basic pruning fundamentals and focus on various types of climbing roses and how they can be grown espaliered on a fence or wall, trained over an arch or arbor, or displayed on a tripod.  Attendees will have a hands-on opportunity to practice their pruning skills on some of the many climbing roses in the cemetery's collection. You are invited to stay all day or come to either session.

 

• January 24th 

Pruning Hybrid Perpetuals, Hybrid Teas and Floribundas.

9 – 11:30

RSVP is not necessary, but would be appreciated. www.cemeteryrose.org.

 

• January 31st 

Pruning/studying once-blooming Old Garden Roses. 

9 – 11:30

RSVP is not necessary, but would be appreciated. www.cemeteryrose.org.

 

• February 7th

Pruning/studying Teas and Chinas. 

9 – 11:30

RSVP is not necessary, but would be appreciated. www.cemeteryrose.org.

 

All of these workshops are free, but donations are gratefully accepted. Donations will go in support of the Historic Rose Garden.