Presented by Mariam Farrar
Mariam Farrar has been selling organically grown cut flowers to local florists, photographers, bakers and grocery stores for the past 5 years.
In her presentation she will share how she got started and what her best selling cut roses are. Mariam is one of MDRS's newest members and the mom to two boys with another on the way. She has a Bachelors degree in Biology and is a member of the North Bay Rose Society and Diablo Women’s Garden Club as well Garden Chair at St Isidore school. Mariam became an ARS Consulting Rosarian in 2020. She grows over 150 roses with 200 on their way for 2021! She also sells annual cut flowers grown from bulbs or seeds under grow lights.
Jan Soderstorm will send out an Email prior to the meeting with the information for Zoom access.
Hello Pruning Enthusiasts!
This is a reminder the annual Emerald Garden Rose Garden Prunathon has not quite been completed.
Because the garden contains almost 200 plants now, the plan is for the group to meet again, same time, same place. A notice will be sent out a few days prior to the pruning date.
We need pruners and/or rakers to assure success. Raking itself is an important career path because it is so important to clear away canes so pruners can work efficiently.
The City of Dublin has asked us to wear masks for both their and our protection. If you come on a group working day, I can give you one. You can go any day in January to prune or rake. Just bring your own mask. Rake cuttings into piles within the garden and leave unbagged. Let me know you have gone there by reporting your time spent in the garden plus travel time to and from the garden. Send the info to me so I can ask the City to pick up the canes left from your pruning.
Thank you in advance. It’s a fun time to join the group on a communal pruning day. To celebrate, a variety of junk food will be served along with bottled water. The knowledge of how much you indulge goes no further than the confines of the garden.
The Grateful Dead Header, Kathy Knabke
P.S. I would like to suggest that you put your name on any tools you bring since many of us have the same/similar items/Jan
Membership is open to anyone interested in growing or showing roses. Membership is $20/year per person, or $25/year per couple.
Mount Diablo Rose Society meets the second Wednesday of each month
(except July & August) at:
Dublin Library Community Room
200 Civic Plaza, Dublin, CA
See Meetings page for upcoming programs.
Dublin ~ *Dolores Moffat (925) 556-5449
Hayward ~ *Jolene Adams (510) 537-2326
or Patty Shadden (510) 432-5122
Danville ~ Carl Meier (925) 519-3350
or Mariam Farrar (925) 642-3733
Livermore ~ Lou Evans (925) 371-6115
or Jan Hayward (925) 605-6305
Alamo ~ Carl Meier (925) 519-3350
Fremont ~ John Dronkers-Laureta (510) 468-3242
President ~ Peggy Carlson
Vice President ~ Carl Meier
Treasurer ~ Linda Nardy
Secretary ~ Kathy Knabke
Director-at-Large ~ Mariam Farrar
Director-at-Large ~ Patty Shadden
Newsletter ~ Open
Emerald Glen Rose Garden ~ Kathy Knabke
200 Civic Plaza, Dublin, California 94568, United States
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