Jan 2016 Program

Tue., Jan. 5 at 1:30 PM  “To Prune Roses or Not to Prune” by Steve Jones

Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, Jackson CA


Learn from one of the top rose experts in the world – who also happens to be a resident of Amador County – how to prune roses.

Steve Jones
Steve Jones

The Mother Lode Rose Society proudly presents Steve Jones on “Pruning Roses” at the Tue., Jan 5th, 2016 meeting at 1:30 PM, held at the Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, Jackson. Jones is Past President of the American Rose Society (ARS) and Immediate Past President of the World Federation of Rose Societies, and will be giving tips how to prune your roses this winter to produce lots of bloom all season long.

Jones is a horticultural and arrangement judge, Master Rosarian and served as Chairman of the ARS Consulting Rosarian Committee. He has also edited many ARS publications including creating the ARS newsletter on Old Garden Roses, the second edition of the Consulting Rosarian Manual, and was the guest editor of the 2000 ARS Annual.

Steve is a big fan of keeping it simple for rose growing and pruning, and that there are no wrong or right ways to prune. As Steve would say, “To prune or not to prune, that is the question.”

Steve and his wife Susie live in Fiddletown growing over 360 roses of all types. The rose garden is expanding as Steve makes more cuttings of roses he has collected, builds more rose beds, and plants large climbers and ramblers along the deer fence that surrounds their five acre property.

This program is free and open to the public. It should be a fun and educational meeting so plan to attend. For more information, contact Mother Lode Rose Society President Michael Daugherty at (209) 296-3123 or MLRS website http://www.MotherLodeRose.org

ARS logoThis program qualifies for 1 point of Continuing Education for Consulting Rosarians.