Easy care roses lecture in Grayton Beach

January 19, 2016

February 3, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The Walton County Master Gardeners continue their Great American Garden Lecture Series on Wednesday, February 3, 2016.  The program will be held from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at the Extension Coastal Branch in Grayton Beach at 70 Logan Lane, which runs west off CR 283, just north of the four-way stop.

Most roses are not suited for the north Florida climate due to disease pressure, heat and humidity. Only a handful of roses thrive in this area, particular the old Tea and China roses from the 19th Century and some newer disease resistant shrub roses. These roses have enough disease resistance to grow in our climate without regular spraying. You will learn which varieties to plant and how to grow your roses into a successful garden.  Matt Orwat, Horticulture Agent from Washington County, will speak about his favorites and how to purchase roses for your garden.

These lectures are free and open to the public, however seating is limited, and reservations are required.  Please contact Cheryl at 850-892-8172 or haneyc@ufl.edu by the Monday before to save your seat.  Light refreshments will be served and Master Gardeners will be on hand to take gardening questions.  This is a service of University of Florida/IFAS Extension and Master Gardeners.  Soil testing supplies and instruction will be available.  *A reminder that Master Gardeners are on duty at this location every Wednesday from 9:00 AM until noon.  Stop by or give us a call 850-231-0246.