Tricounty News

Rose Education Day April 27

Roses have long been America’s favorite flower. Learn more about growing roses in your landscape and overall rose care at Rose Education Day Saturday, April 27, at the Whitney Senior Center, 1527 Northway Drive, St. Cloud. Registration for this free workshop will take place from 8-8:30 a.m. with three educational sessions beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 11:30 a.m.

Registrants will participate in three presentations by American Rose Society consulting rosarians, Master Gardeners and experienced rose growers. Clemens Gardens Rose Specialist, Stearns County Master Gardener and Granite City Rose Society President, Deb Keiser, will begin the day with, “Basic Rose Care.” Stearns County Master Gardener Joan Andersen will follow with a presentation on, “Using Hardy Shrub Roses in the Garden.” Finally, Deb Keiser and ARS Consulting Rosarian Tom Roi will instruct participants in a hands-on  pruning workshop.

There will be limited quantities of rose care products and some varieties of hardy shrub roses available for purchase during Rose Education Day. Items will be sold during registration and during breaks between presentations.

Rose Education Day is free, but pre-registration is required. Register by calling Stearns County Extension at (320) 255-6169, or (800) 450-6171, or by registering online at: www.co.stearns.mn.us/. Rose Education Day is sponsored by the Granite City Rose Society and Stearns County Master Gardeners.