CALLING ALL ROSE LOVERS, BUSY GARDENERS&YOU PROCRASTINATORS TOO(we know you're out there)IS THIS WHAT YOU WANT TO BE PICKING FROM YOUR ROSES IN 6-8 WEEKS?
THEN JOIN US
andWE HAVE THE JUMP START YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FORJill Green of Sweet Life Garden
Anne of Anne E's Garden Fresh
are going to help you refineyour annual rose pruning chores.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19
9a-10:30atThe Gardens at Tre SoliUSWe will have rose bushes planted in raised beds fordemonstration&!practiceFor many of us it is practice that makes us comfortable & proficient with this garden choreEach participant will have their own bush on which to work during the classThere will be plenty of time for questions & we will start on timeTopics to be covered are the Who, What, When, Why, How of healthy rose pruningWe will talk about various forms such as climbers, ramblers, trees and of course your basic shrubYOUBring your favorite garden geek friend, and your "armour":hand pruners & loppers, closed toe shoes, & sun protectionIf you are doing this for the first time and do not yet have pruners and loppersyou may try out our tools and we will talk about tools and their selection
For those who want to boldly go where best pruners do, gauntlet gloves are highly recommended
These are the leather or vegan leather gloves that go up to the elbowExpensive but for many rose gardeners worth every penny.For those who really want to move efficiently like a professional, head & eye protection is recommendedTo prevent spread of disease all pruning blades will be bleached before and after each bushTIPS TO PREPARE FOR CLASSIt is always a good idea to sharpen or have your pruning blades sharpenedand oiled before the season startsDull blades can rip and tear the rose flesh leading to an entry for diseasesA quick web search will lead you to businesses that sharpen bladesSometimes these craftspeople are available farmer's marketsCLASS SIZE WILL BE LIMITED SO RSVP to JILL OR ANNEbefore noon Wednesday February15thORFor those who haven't been to the Gardens at Tre Solithe address will be supplied when you reserve your placeNearest cross streets are Scottsdale Rd & McCormick Parkway$15 Cash, check or Square will be accepted at the gate*Light refreshments with garden twists are included*For those without citrus trees some fresh picked will be for saleSEE YOU IN THE GARDEN!Sunday, February 199-10:30The Gardens at Tre Soli