Reminder: today is the Symposium of Disease Resistant Roses:
3rd Annual Mid-Atlantic Symposium on Disease-Resistant Roses
Featuring Paul Zimmerman, an internationally-recognized rose expert
Sunday, May 6, 2018
Brookside Gardens Auditorium, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902
Registration begins at 12:30. Program from 1:00 to 5:00 pm
1:00 Opening Remarks
1:15 Paul Zimmerman Keynote
2:45 Panel: The Right Rose for Your Place
Panelists: Larry Ichter, Inez Austin Jackson, Connie Hilker and Reed Abrahamson
4:30 Brookside Rose Garden Tour
If you want to grow beautiful, healthy roses but think it's too difficult, then this is a program you won't want to miss. Keynote speaker, Paul Zimmerman, in his presentation, Roses are Plants, too: A Guide to Sustainable Gardening, will tell all about practices that keep your garden roses and companion plants healthy and beautiful, without using synthetic chemicals. You will learn how to select, plant, prune, and water roses, how to maintain nourishing garden soil, and how to keep your blooms vigorous and foliage healthy. Paul Zimmerman, a dynamic and humorous speaker, is author of Everyday Roses, How To Grow Knockout And Other Modern Garden Roses, a Consulting Rosarian, and former judge of international rose trials.
The symposium also will feature a panel of local rosarians answering questions to help you choose The Right Rose For Your Place. Learn which roses perform well in the District-Maryland-Virginia area. Get recommendations for roses that will grow in challenging places for specific purposes like shade, cutting, arbors and hedges.
The symposium will conclude with a Guided Tour of the Brookside Rose Garden.
All events are free and open to the public--with door prizes.