Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Rose Pruning Made Easy

Saturday, January 19th, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

 Ron Serven, Environmental Services Manager and San Marino City Arborist, will conduct his 26th annual rose pruning workshop on Saturday January 19, 2019, and give even the most inexperienced gardeners the knowledge to promote healthy, beautiful rose blooming when spring comes around.  Learn the techniques in one two-hour session and be ready to work in companionship with nature.

This is the perfect time to get out into the yard and manage rose bushes for maximum bloom and health. Ron makes it interesting and fun.  A former City Parks Division Manager, Ron’s expertise with roses is still visible throughout the city, particularly at beautiful Lacy Park.  Many rose lovers have benefited from and attended repeat performances of Ron’s workshop at Crowell Library.  He will demonstrate optimum rose pruning techniques such as what to do in cold weather, or how to deal with irregular rainfall.  Those who attend will be ready to go out into their own yards the very same day to get the job done.  Rose pruning promotes healthy roses by increasing air circulation that can help prevent disease. 

Attendees will learn a bit about how plants work, what makes them thrive and will soon be spending some enjoyable time in their home gardens, armed with the knowledge to keep it thriving and bursting with blooms.  Ron will wipe away the fear of damaging the plants or wasting precious time.  He is also very good about answering questions, so bring them on.

This workshop is free and reservations are not required, but if you have questions, please call the library (626) 300-0777