Rose Pruning Symposium
Date: January 6, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sponsor: Master Gardeners of San Mateo & San Francisco
Location: San Mateo Central Park
Rose expert and Master Gardener, Stuart Dalton, will teach you how to shape your rose bushes to encourage beautiful profuse flowering with winter pruning and winter proper care. Stu has provided pruning demonstrations at nurseries and rose societies for 30 years. Following the talk and demo there will be a hands on activity in which you will have the opportunity to prune a container rose and take it home with you! Bring pruning shears and gloves (preferably long gauntlet type).
Presenter and UC Master Gardener Stu Dalton: Stu became an American Rose Society (ARS) (www.rose.org) Consulting Rosarian in 1988 and has provided garden visits and education on rose care for decades. He is currently President of the Peninsula Rose Society (PRS) (www.peninsularosesociety.org) As a UC Master Gardener, Stu has given numerous presentations on rose care appropriate for various times of the year. He covers equipment, safety in the garden, principles of pruning as well as rose care techniques. He grows over 200 roses of many types in his Menlo Park home.
Registration is Required: www.sanmateoarboretum.org/classes--events.html
Space and supplies are limited. Fee is $10 for arboretum members, $20 for non-members. MG volunteers must also register and pay for the class if they intend to participate in the class.
Directions: All programs are held at the Kohl Pumphouse in San Mateo Central Park. Enter at 9th & Palm Avenues, follow path to iron dog statue. Go through white gates to the left of the statue, and the Pumphouse is behind the Victorian fountain.
Event Sponsor: San Mateo Arboretum Society (www.sanmateoarboretum.org)