Classes & Lectures

Every Rose Has Its Thorns and Blooms! Navigating the Highs (and Lows) of Rose Growing

About Every Rose Has Its Thorns and Blooms! Navigating the Highs (and Lows) of Rose Growing

Roses can be finicky, but persistence pays off! This class will be a lively, 3-dimensional primer on growing roses in the home garden. Appropriate whether you have (or are planning to have) 1, 10, or 100 roses, for while scale matters, the basics are the same.

Workshop topics:
Site/soil planning factors
Selecting roses: types and varieties and their features, including David Austins, Hybrid teas, Floribundas, Grandifloras, and Rugosas
Getting started in the garden: Soil prep and planting, post-planting care, and initial pruning
The yearly care cycle: an almanac of rose care throughout the calendar year: what do and when to do it
Pests and diseases: strategies and trouble shooting
Fertilizer overview and timing of applications
DIY: propagating roses from cuttings

Led by experienced rose grower and organic gardening instructor Orin Martin, this workshop takes place in the historic Alan Chadwick Garden at UC Santa Cruz, which just celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Workshop Cost:
Cost of the workshop is $30 general admission; $20 for Friends of the Farm & Garden members, and certified UC Master Gardeners; $15 for UCSC students and limited-income participants.

Or pay at the door (cash or check only): $40 for general public, $30 for Friends of the Farm & Garden members, UC Master Gardeners, $20 for UCSC students and limited income and participants.

If you prefer to pre-register for this class by mail (no service charge), please send a check made payable to UC Regents to:

Vanessa Ackermann
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
attn: Rose Workshop

Please include your contact information (phone and email) with your check.

For directions to the Alan Chadwick Garden on the UC Santa Cruz campus, please see the CASFS website.
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