WSU Master Gardeners Host Free Rose Pruning Demonstration

an invitation from Judy Cumming and Linda Thompson

Roses 3Got Roses? Join the San Juan County Master Gardeners for a free rose pruning demonstration on Saturday, March 8, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

This year the event will be held on Jenny Prescott’s beautiful grounds, 1555 Bailer Hill Road in Friday Harbor. Jenny has a large, fenced, and fanciful rose garden, host to more than fifty roses, some trailing from a rustic pergola, others scattered about in cedar beds, all lovingly tended. WSU Master Gardener volunteers will be there with hands-on pruning advice, as well as take away resource materials.

Roses can be daunting to the uninitiated, but once you select roses that are known to do well in the Pacific Northwest, once you plant them properly, sensibly prune them, water and fertilize them generously, the rose gardener will be rewarded with enviable bouquets all summer long and into the fall. Do deer love them too? Yes, they do, but an easy to make, homemade concoction can help with the dear deer. Recipe will be provided.

This free demonstration is open to all. Bring your questions, your gloves, your hand pruners, and join us at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, March 8th Look for the balloons at the turn.

Questions: call or email Judy Cumming (if you’re local), or contact us.

Photo © Kathy Daniels.

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