CLIMBING ROSES PROGRAM

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR OUR FEBRUARY PROGRAM!

TUES, FEB 8 / 6:30 PM (ZOOM MEETING)

NOTES:

  • ATTENDANCE LIMITED TO FIRST 100.
  • PROGRAM RECORDING WILL BE AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS.
  • MASTER GARDENERS WILL RECEIVE ONE EDUCATION HOUR FOR ATTENDING.

 

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.

ABOUT BILL AND KATHY…

Bill and his wife Kathy live in Levittown, PA, which is about 15 miles northeast of Philadelphia, on a 1/4-acre suburban lot with approximately 1,000 bushes, and 750 different varieties of all types. They started with 10 roses in 1989 and the garden has grown almost every year. Bill joined the ARS in 1996 and the Philadelphia Rose Society in 1997. Their garden is usually open several times a year for rose societies and local garden clubs.

They enjoy exhibiting in Local, District and National Rose Shows and Photography Contests and attending conventions. Bill won Best in Show in the 2012 ARS Digital Photography Contest and we have won 5 ARS National Trophies. Kathy and I are both board members of the Philadelphia Rose Society. I am also on the board of the West Jersey Rose Society. Bill is a Past President, current Vice President, and also editor of The Rose, newsletter of the Philadelphia Rose society. Currently Bill is the Penn-Jersey Photography and Trophy Chair and holds a couple ARS positions. Bill was awarded the Silver Honor Medal by the Penn-Jersey District in 2007. In 2009 the Philadelphia and Jersey Shore Rose Societies awarded Bill the Bronze Honor Medal and he was elevated to Master Rosarian. He was the guest Editor for the 2019 ARS American Rose magazine annual. Kathy and Bill received the ARS Guy Blake Hedrick Award in 2020. You can follow Bill on Facebook and see pictures of their lovely roses.

ZOOM MEETING:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82367866954?pwd=UjhVQ2ZXcXplQ0YyaksxekVHRXREZz09

Meeting ID: 823 6786 6954
Passcode: 410938

NOTES:

  • ATTENDANCE LIMITED TO FIRST 100.
  • PROGRAM RECORDING WILL BE AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS.
  • MASTER GARDENERS WILL RECEIVE ONE EDUCATION HOUR FOR ATTENDING.

RSVP FOR CLIMBING ROSES

RSVP is not REQUIRED but we would sure appreciate your doing so as it helps us in planning!

QUESTIONS?

If you have questions, email us here!

 


THE KOZEMCHAK GARDEN…

Indeed there is a lot to learn about roses from Bill! Look at those climbers!

Bill and Kathy at the Milwaukee National Convention.

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