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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
2018 Activities
January
3
Board Meeting - 7:30 pm. RSVP with Martine LaBelle.
17

Regular Meeting - Lakeside Garden Center, Oakland, CA.
7:30 pm

Topic - Feeding Your Roses for Great Blooms:     The “why” and “how.”

Keep your roses well fed, and they will reward you. Learn what to feed roses, and when - the major and minor elements of nutrition, as well as the importance of air, water, and soil temperatures. Find out the advantages and disadvantages of both synthetic and organic fertilizers and how to create a balanced diet for your roses.

Joe Truskot is a Master Rosarian, and was recognized as an Outstanding Consulting Rosarian for the NCNH District in 2016. He has grown over 500 different varieties of roses over the years in his Salinas garden.

Come and enjoy snacks, make new friends, and listen to good information to help you make your garden better.

One point of CR credit is available for Consulting Rosarians in attendance.

February
7
Board Meeting - 7:30 pm. RSVP with Martine LaBelle
21

Regular Meeting - Lakeside Garden Center, Oakland, CA.
7:30 pm

Topic - Historic Roses in The Sacramento City Cemetery

The Historic Rose Garden in Sacramento’s City Cemetery is a fabulous collection of roses rescued from a variety of pioneer sites – cemeteries, ranches, backyards, roadsides and fields. While many have been identified, others remain unknown. Take a visual tour of the garden, and learn about its inhabitants, from someone who is deeply involved with the garden’s history, its present, and with safeguarding its future.

Judy Eitzen has been involved with the garden for nearly twenty years, handles its website and newsletter, and is Chair of the Old City Cemetery Committee’s Board of Directors. She is also a Master Gardener.

EBRS will be visiting the garden on Saturday, April 14th, its Open Garden Day, when the bloom should be spectacular. Judy’s talk will be a great introduction for that event.

March
7
Board Meeting - 7:30 pm. RSVP with Martine LaBelle
21

Regular Meeting - Lakeside Garden Center, Oakland, CA.
7:30 pm

Topic - The Buzz About Bees—and a Honey Tasting

Bees can be wonderful companions for your garden. Learn about their life cycle and social structure, what the life of a queen is like, and ways you can attract bees to, and help them in, your garden. We will taste a couple of unusual honeys also. We hope to have a demonstration hive exhibit (panel with bees, between panes of glass)—if the queen has woken up from her winter’s sleep!

Jan Spieth is head of Community Education for the Mount Diablo Beekeepers Association and an avid and long-time beekeeper.

One point of CR credit is available for Consulting Rosarians in attendance.

April
4
Board Meeting - 7:30 pm. RSVP with Martine LaBelle
18

Regular Meeting - Lakeside Garden Center, Oakland, CA.
7:30 pm

Topic - Secrets for Winning Displays for Home or Rose Show: The Judges’ Perspective and Strategic Exhibiting

Whether you exhibit or just love to bring bouquets of flowers into your home, there are ways to display your roses to best effect. Learn to view things from a judge’s perspective. And learn to analyze the show schedule to place your blooms for maximum winning entries.

Martine LaBelle, Consulting Rosarian and Horticultural Judge, and Barbara Wilson, long-time exhibitor, will share their knowledge.

May
2
Board Meeting - 7:30 pm. RSVP with Martine LaBelle
16

Regular Meeting - Lakeside Garden Center, Oakland, CA.
7:30 pm

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June
6
Board Meeting - 7:30 pm. RSVP with Martine LaBelle
20

Regular Meeting - Lakeside Garden Center, Oakland, CA.
7:30 pm

Topic - Upping the Game in Your Garden with Tom Bonfigli

Tom Bonfigli grows fabulous roses, as anyone who has seen his entries in local shows can attest. He will tell us how he does it, outlining his care regimen for the garden year and his tips for growing beautiful blooms.

In addition to being an avid exhibitor, Tom is a Master Rosarian and a Horticultural Judge.

July
4
Board Meeting - 7:30 pm. RSVP with Martine LaBelle
21

July in the Garden (no regularly scheduled meeting)

We will visit Marsha Hildebrand’s garden in San Leandro. Marsha is the owner of Regan Nursery in Fremont. Bring your friends and your favorite dish to share for a pot luck in her lovely garden.

August
1
Board Meeting - 7:30 pm. RSVP with Martine LaBelle
19

August in the Garden (no regularly scheduled meeting)

A Progressive Brunch held in two lovely member gardens. We will begin at at 10:30 at the home and garden of Dominic Ramirez and Mary Tabor in Rodeo, with main courses provided by our hosts. Then on to Cheryl Pires’ manicured garden in Vallejo (only about ten minutes away) for a formal English tea for dessert, including home made scones and all the trimmings.

All food and beverages are provided.

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September
5
Board Meeting - 7:30 pm. RSVP with Martine LaBelle
19

September Meeting

 

October
3
Board Meeting - 7:30 pm. RSVP with Martine LaBelle
17

October Meeting

 

November
7
Board Meeting - 7:30 pm. RSVP with Martine LaBelle
17

November Meeting

 

 

 
 


GOOD ROSES FOR THE EAST BAY
Our climate is Mediterranean, and our soil is mostly heavy clay. Here's a list of roses that have proven to be good for our area and a list of disease-resistant roses you might try.

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We meet at Lakeside Park Garden Center in Oakland, CA

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