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Welcome to the Monterey Bay Rose Society's web site.

The Monterey Bay Rose Society was founded in 1980 and now has approximately +/– 50 members.

The MBRS presents monthly meetings with interesting programs, publishes a monthly digital newsletter with tips and tricks for growing better roses in our area, plans visits to rose gardens and nurseries, and sponsors an annual rose show in the spring.

Meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month except June, July, November and December. Please Note: Meetings are held at the Aptos Public Library or in Salinas when announced. Our south Salinas location is at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 1070 Pajaro Street, Salinas, where we will meet when scheduled. For directions to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, follow the link at: www.stpauls-salinas.org/

Our next scheduled Free Pruning Seminar is scheduled for: Saturday, January 28, 2017 • Free Pruning Seminar • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. • Alladin Nursery • 2507 Freedom Blvd. Watsonville, CA • Rain or shine

Our next monthly meeting will be held at the Aptos Public Library on Thursday, January 26, 2017, at 7 p.m. Speaker for the evening will be Joe Ghio demonstrating his efficient pruning techniques. You won't want to miss this demo. Directions to the library can be found on Schedule of Events.

Pruning Seminar at the San Lorenzo Garden Center in Santa Cruz on January 21, 2017, led by Master Rosarian Joe Truskot, shown above. He was ably assisted by our other MBRS Rosarians: Otto Lund, who shared his knowledge on the use of fertilizers; Jim Sauvé on sharpening pruning tools; Brenda Wood on trapping gophers and the use of her trusty Hori Hori knife, Macabi traps and her method of setting and placing them in gopher tunnels; and Janey Leonardich on her unique method of deer control using fishing lines set at various levels around her rose garden.

Thank you to San Lorenzo Garden Center for constructing a lovely covered pavilion so we were sheltered from the showers that came through during the seminar and for the hot coffee.

To see additional photos taken at the San Lorenzo Garden Center,
click here: SanLorenzoPruning2017


Joe Truskot explaining pruning techniques on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at the MBRS Display Garden in the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds. We had a very good turnout of approximately 14 enthusiastic learners. Thank you to the MBRS members who turned out to prune almost all the roses. We were fortunate to have full two days of rainfree weather.

To see additional photos from the Pruning Seminar held at the MBRS Display Garden in the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, click here: FairgroundsPruning2017

For additional MBRS Pruning Clinics for 2017,
click here: Schedule of Events.

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