The tip for the evening was under pruning. This information was recently shared in the the latest edition of The America Rose by President Bob Martin. This practice removes any non productive growth and removes lower foliage that is also subjected to spider mites. This practice opens the plant for additional light and air circulation.
The other subject area was a budding seminar that focused on bud grafting to multiflora root stock. Two attendees were given a budded plant for next years rose enjoyment.