ROSE FEST 2019 Saturday, May 4, 2019 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Celebrate the arrival of hundreds of roses while learning more about them.
Presented by the RHODE ISLAND ROSE SOCIETY at CHAVES GARDENS, 935 East Main Road, Middletown, RI 02842 Talks and demonstrations are FREE and open to the public.
Consulting Rosarians will be available throughout this time to answer your questions and the Rhode Island Rose Society (RIRS) will be hosting informational tables.
10:30 Six Simple Steps to Successful Rose Gardening 11:30 Planting your roses 12 noon Pruning your roses 12:30 Companion planting for roses – Integrated Pest Management (IPM) 1:00 Companion planting for roses – Pollinator Friendly 1:30 Companion planting for roses – Daylilies and Hostas
Presented by Mike and Angelina Chute, coauthors of Roses for New England: A Guide to Sustainable Rose Gardening
RIRS members: Remember to bring your RIRS membership card for 10% off roses and companion plants! All Others: You are welcome to join the RIRS for $20 and receive your 10% discount immediately.
For more information, please refer to rirs.org or chavesgardens.com for details.