Red RoseCooperative Extension and the South Valley Rose Society are collaborating and offering educational meetings throughout the winter/spring. All meetings are free and open to the public. The January 23 meeting topic is:  Winter Rose Pruning and Forcing Dormancy, offered by Marie Kaplan, Master Gardener and Consulting Rosarian.

Winter pruning tips for different rose varieties: Hybrid tea, Floribunda, Shrubs, Miniatures, Tree, Climbers and Old Garden Roses. How do you discard the canes and leaves? What tools are used for pruning: pruners, saws, loppers, etc.? How does one care for the tools and where can they be purchased.

All of the details–times, location and future topics–can be found on Cooperative Extension’s website.