The Jacksonville Rose Society is a non-profit organization, established in 1954. Located in Jacksonville, Florida, we are an affiliate of The American Rose Society
As stated in our charter, the purpose of our organization is to encourage the scientific study of plants and their culture, specifically roses, both old and modern, and to encourage the planting of roses for civic beautification.
“Low Maintenance Roses for Florida” will be our October program. We will watch UF/IFAS Horticulture Specialist Dr. Sydney Park Brown’s videotaped PowerPoint report on Florida’s equivalent to Earth Kind rose research that was conducted in 2008-2009.
Dr. Brown’s presentation is the second half of the webinar, “Sustainable Roses: Cultivar Selection” that took place September 10. This webinar is Part 2 of a 3-part series on growing sustainable roses in Florida. UF/IFAS Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology is sponsoring these webinars. The first two webinars are available on-line at http://gardeningsolutions. ifas.ufl.edu/clce/webinars/. This site includes downloadable lists of reliable own-root roses for North, Central, and South Florida. Copies of the PowerPoint presentations slides are also available.
Don’t miss Sustainable Roses Part 3: “IPM and Emerging Pests & Diseases,” also led by Dr. Brown and Mr. Orwat. Part 3 will take place November 12, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to noon. Use the link above to register and participate. If you can’t participate, the presentation will be available on the site approximately a week later.