2022 PROGRAMS

TUES, JAN 11 / ZOOM MEETING
THE DIRT ON SOIL with GAYE HAMMOND

Whether you are a society member, master gardener or backyard gardener at any level, the more you know about soil, the more successful you will be. As an avid researcher, Gaye takes us on a deep dive into the importance of good soil, moves into soil testing and pH, gives us up-to-the-minute research-based information on fertilizers and ends with the importance of mulch – and it’s not just for “pretty!” Her new research will be worth your time!

FOR MORE INFO VIEW OR DOWNLOAD MEETING FLYER HERE.
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TUES, FEB 8 / 6:30 pm (ZOOM MEETING)
CLIMBING ROSES:  Bill Kozemchak

ABOUT THE PROGRAM FROM BILL…

The talk will start with an overview of the climbers in our garden. I will show the different climbers in season, next to photos of them in winter, so you can see how they are supported. How to prune and fasten them to supports and structures will be talked about. I’ll cover the climbers I recommend and discuss some that were not as successful in our garden. Disease resistance, hardiness and how well they bloom will be covered, as well as fertilizing and dead heading during the growing season. There will be photos of the blooms and I’ll discuss which ones do well for exhibiting. I be happy to answer any questions I missed when we’re done.

Note to Master Gardeners: 1 hour of education credit will be given for this class.


RE-SCHEDULED: TUES, APRIL 26, 6:30 pm

DAVID AUSTIN ROSES: Rebecca Koratym

ABOUT THE MEETING

ZOOM ATTENDANCE LIMITED TO FIRST 100. (Note: Last meeting had 80 attending via Zoom.)

Zoom Meeting Link…

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85280196460?pwd=blN3OEppQ21xclgwU1VRMDFaR2NkZz09

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

David Austin Roses are loved not only for their charm, grace and beauty, but they are all fragrant and bred for disease resistance. Join us as we welcome David Austin Roses US Sales Executive Rebecca Koraytem. In this Zoom PowerPoint presentation, Rebecca will share her insight on the DAR breeding program, highlighting new varieties, touching on the 5 fragrance profiles and key attributes to look for when choosing your new David Austin Rose. She’ll be there to answer your design questions and make her suggestions.

ABOUT REBECCA KORATYM:

A sought-after speaker and educator, Rebecca Koraytem is the U. S. Sales Executive for David Austin Roses Ltd., providing technical and retail support to customers in the United States and Canada.  Prior to joining David Austin Roses, Rebecca served as garden editor for Southern Living magazine for 15 years.  Rebecca holds a MS and BS in Horticulture from Clemson University.



TUES, MAY 10 / 6:30 pm

NEW ROSES AND COMPANION PLANTS FOR ROSES: Natalie Carmoli
IN-PERSON MTG!
Sullivan Munce Cultural Center
225 West Hawthorne St / Zionsville

Natalie Carmoli works for Spring Meadow Nursery as the public relations specialist for their Proven Winners® ColorChoice® brand of flowering shrubs.

PROGRAM:

Live and in-person we welcome Natalie Carmoli, public relations specialist for Proven Winners ColorChoiceshrubs, to find out what it takes for a rose to become a Proven Winners ColorChoice selection. Natalie will discuss what makes a good partner plant, and she’ll share some of her favorite shrubs and perennials to pair with roses. Finally, you’ll get a sneak peek into what’s coming next in new Proven Winners rose cultivars.

Natalie is bringing rose to share with us! MORE DETAILS HERE…


ROSEFEST COMING JUNE 11! MARK YOUR CALENDAR.

Rosefest is a day of roses! Speakers, rose show, demonstrations, and roses for sale!

All the details here.

 

KEEP IN TOUCH

Check back to the website as additional programs are being finalized. If you are a member, you will also receive email updates.

MEMBERSHIP

There are many benefits to the annual $20 membership fee – including private garden tours, demonstrations, society special rose products and mentoring from some of the best rose growers in the world. But, we are not just growing roses, we are growing friends! For more information on membership, read on HERE (link).