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March Meeting

Spraying Safely For Great Blooms, What Judges Look For

FEATURED PRESENTER: The dean of southern Arizona rose growers, Les Hayt, will talk about a tremendous product to spray on nagging pests that attack the foliage and blooms of roses during the spring. He has over 60 years of rose growing experience.

Les will also talk about sprayers to consider, proper protective clothing, eye protection and answer all questions from the audience.

Since the Tucson Rose Show is right around the corner on April 20, the long-time American Rose Society judge will also talk about what judges look for in prize-winning entries.

DATE: Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 7 p.m.

LOCATION: Tucson Botanical Gardens (2150 N. Alvernon Way), one block south of Grant and Alvernon on the east side of the street.

WHO CAN ATTEND?: Anyone who wants to learn more about growing great roses (FREE!)


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