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Selecting Sustainable Roses
We enjoy sharing our knowledge and experience about rose gardening by offering unique programs for your group, organization, or fund raiser. We present PowerPoint programs and lectures at garden clubs, flower shows, conventions, symposiums, garden centers, nurseries and private businesses as well as seminars for Master Gardeners, classes for adult education and workshops to the general public. No matter how large or small your group, you’ll learn everything you need to know about growing and caring for roses through our informative and entertaining presentations. All programs are 50-minutes long unless otherwise noted and include time for questions and answers. Hands-on workshops on planting, pruning, and rose propagation are also available.
Karla Bassler, Attleboro Garden Club, Attleboro, MAHi Mike and Angie,
Thanks for a great program! Mike, you have a fun way of presenting information - folks truly enjoyed it and learned something.
Attleboro Garden Club
Dear Mike and Angie,
Thank you so much for your wonderful presentation to the Barrington Garden Club. Everyone enjoyed the talk immensely and found it very informative and entertaining. Most gardeners view roses with equal amounts of longing and trepidation and your clear, straightforward lecture made growing thriving rose plants not only possible but fun. I have been reading your book every night and am rethinking the design of my new front garden in order to include more roses.
Barrington Garden Club
Toni Wood, Program Chair, Bedford Garden Club, Bedford MAThank YOU! It was a great presentation, and I now feel confident to tackle roses this year. I, also, like white ones.
Martha MacDonald, Winchester Home and Garden Club
Dear Mike and Angie,On behalf of the Winchester Home and Garden Club, we want to thank you for the terrific program yesterday. It was the best this year, and we’ve had some good ones
Hi Mike and Angie,
Thank you for your excellent presentation. It's not often that expertise is so well complemented with high level speaking ability. You played with the audience and they loved it!! I'm so very glad that you were able to come. Every one was very impressed and enjoyed themselves thoroughly!! You were a bit hit!!
We are now all inspired to run out and plan our new rose gardens.
Thank you both again.
Mary Cathi Cote, University of Rhode Island MGA, Advanced Educator Coordinator:
Having sat in on your talks on several occasions, I know first-hand how contagious your passion for roses is and what a great way you have of drawing your audience in.
Thank you so much for enlightening our group with everything we need to know about roses. I learned so much and I am far from a gardener. I am only the organizer. You were so direct and funny and had all what it takes to be in a female crowd in the middle of the morning. So nice meeting you both and we will get you back next year for the "200" level class! All the best.
Dana Roberts, President, Hull, MA Garden Club
Thank you so much. The lecture was fantastic. Many of the ladies told me that it was wonderful and very informative. I expect to see many more roses around Hull. Thank you again for making my first meeting a great success.
Choose from our series of entertaining and educational
PowerPoint programs listed below.
(Most of our programs can also be presented as a lecture only without PowerPoint.)
Contact email@example.com for more information and fees.
Six Simple Steps to Successful
Selecting Sustainable Roses
David Austin's English Roses for
New England Gardens
Beyond the Basics
Planting and Pruning (spring time )
Propagation-Bud Grafting (August)
It’s easy to grow beautiful roses in your home garden once you know how. Six Simple Steps to Successful Rose Gardening is one of our most popular programs because it appeals to every gardener who wants to grow roses. It explains everything you need to know in six easy-to-follow steps that take the mystery out of rose gardening. We include plenty of tips and personal anecdotes from over twenty years of rose gardening experience that demonstrate how easy it is to grow great roses. (Also available as a two-hour seminar)
Sustainable roses are sturdy, attractive plants that can hold their own in a pesticide-free landscape. This program features modern, recently-introduced varieties as well as old favorites that are disease-resistant, winter hardy, easy to grow and bloom all season. Selecting Sustainable Roses delves into the core of sustainability, explains the different grades and types of roses, their growth habits and how to select the best varieties for your garden. We use the experience gained in our own sustainable rose garden as a practical model. (We also include lots of tips on basic rose gardening.) You’ll be amazed at the wide choices of color, size and fragrance that are available and will fit into any New England garden.
This presentation was developed by David Austin Roses for us. This PowerPoint program covers the history of English roses as well as the unique David Austin breeding program that focuses on hybridizing healthy, fragrant roses with superior flower form. David Austin’s English Roses for New England Gardens includes old favorites as well as new introductions plus a list of varieties that are known to grow well in New England gardens. David Austin, a nurseryman from Shropshire England, combined the charm and fragrance of old garden roses with the vibrant color and remondancy (repeat bloom) of modern roses. He called these remarkable plants “English Roses” and they are now grown all over the world.
Beyond the Basics
This comprehensive seminar goes beyond basic rose gardening and explores both the science and the art of growing healthy, robust roses. It concentrates on rose horticulture including the importance of soil, water and nutrients and focuses on planting and pruning, two of the frequently misunderstood aspects of rose horticulture. We show you an easy to understand, step-by-step approach on the right way to plant roses in New England as well as the proper pruning techniques for different rose classes. Pruning correctly will help you build plants and increase blooms. Learn to control insects and diseases as well as practical guidelines for plant selection. (This can be a two or three hour seminar.)
Planting & Pruning (Spring)
We provide the lap top and digital projector for all PowerPoint programs.
You provide the screen and a table for the lap top.