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June 4 Meeting

Secrets Of Summer Rose Care In Arizona


Mike Jepsen, from Tempe, AZ, is one of the elite rose growers in the Pacific Southwest District. He will delve into the important subject of  Summer Care of Roses which is much more than just watering your plants to keep them alive. He will discuss his entire program for growing his plants in the spring and getting them through the hottest months of the year. He will cover fertilizing, mulching, deadheading, irrigation and disease and insect control. Mike is also one of the top rose exhibitors in the Pacific Southwest District and won numerous awards a shows over the years.

 DATE: Tuesday, June 4  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!)


Expert Rose Growers

Don’t believe anybody who says that growing roses in southern Arizona is difficult. All you need is a game plan for getting your plants through the relentless summers we endure. Learn all about it with experienced members who have perfected a system to grow great roses.
In 2023, we experienced one of the most brutal summers in Tucson history. The Old Pueblo had 53 consecutive days of 100-plus temperatures from June 16-Aug. 7 which snapped the old record of 39.
Read our time-honored game plan that solves the issue of summer. 

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